February 2012

February 28th, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Focus on Health, Latest News with 1 Comment
One way to be proactive when it comes to your health is to plan ahead and be aware of what your body is telling you. This includes knowing what your normal numbers are such as blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, and even blood sugar levels. As well as paying attention to your intuition when your body tells you something is not right. While many employers take steps to assure their...
February 27th, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 9 Comments
As we come to the close of black history month, I thought it fitting to write about the subject we are all so comfortable talking about: institutionalized racism and the disparities in educational achievement it, too often, breeds.Institutionalized racism is so prevalent and entrenched — even invisible in many ways — in this country that it seems normal to many. Practices in the educational...
February 27th, 2012
Written by Cindy Ferraino in Latest News, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Each year during Black History Month, the family of Wharlest Jackson, Sr. gathers at the site of his murder on a cold winter evening in 1967. On February 27, Jackson was going home after his shift ended at the Armstrong Tire and Rubber plant in Natchez, Mississippi. As he headed along Minor Street, Jackson’s truck exploded and pieces of everything including the shoes he wore covered the street...
February 27th, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 29 Comments
A number of incidents in high schools in different parts of the country may be signaling that we need to address race, racism, and race relations at the high school level. While we become outraged by the incidents that hit the local and national news, what about those that occur that we never hear about? Just how big is the problem of race in America’s high schools?Several years ago, the nation...
February 24th, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Latest News with 0 Comments
As we come to the close of yet another Black History month, what better time to reflect on the health and well being of black families in America?The black family unit, while as precious and important as any family unit, continues to be disproportionately plagued and imperiled by economic, educational, and social conditions. These conditions seem to be entrenched and perpetual.While many...