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Sociological, biological and health research and findings about race and ethnicity; and personal reflections, anecdotes, and commentary on family values, traditions of different racial and ethnic groups to explore and communicate larger truths about the importance of family, the changing definition of family, across racial and ethnic groups.
October 20th, 2014
Many are advocating travel bans from countries where there has been an outbreak.
Discrimination occurring as the Ebola crisis unfolds in the United States is becoming a growing concern. Several leaders in a Staten Island neighborhood that's home to a large Liberian community said Friday they are concerned about discrimination amid Ebola fears. The comments came at a town hall meeting held by New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett to address concerns about...
September 25th, 2014
In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause.
Immigration poses major challenges for President Barack Obama who thus far has had a complicated history with the politics of immigration. The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama has been both embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause. In 2006, about 30 Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them...
September 18th, 2014
Written by Mike Stobbe in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
Black children drown at a much higher rate than other kids, a new government study shows. And, while summer is over, swimming lessons and other training can take place to stop drowning deaths among black children and black teens. Next summer swimming pools could be less of a danger. The research study found that black children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than five times...
September 15th, 2014
Written by Julie Watson in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Study findings show that racial disparities in American education - from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline - begin at the earliest grades.
Black children have higher rates of truancy and suspensions in schools in California as in many other states across the nation, according to a study just released. Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high rates compared to other students last year, according to a study just released and follows similar...
September 4th, 2014
Written by Don Babwin in All About Family with 0 Comments
School Children walk a safe passage route along 63rd Street on the opening day of school this week, in Chicago. Chicago children returned to school walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
Chicago schools opened this week with more safety measures in place in hopes to reduce the incidents of violence that have been a problem year after year, and increasing in recent years. Daily, children and parents will make their way past security guards whose bright neon vests will serve as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets. A year...

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