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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.
July 23rd, 2014
Written by Kirsten Grieshaber in All About Family, Feature Stories, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Two babies are placed between dolls covered with red paint during a demonstration, most of them women and children, against Israel's military offensive in Gaza, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demanded a halt to military action in Gaza.
Anti-Semitic protest occurring across Europe are being condemned. The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries. "Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place...
July 14th, 2014
Written by Rachelle Blidner in All About Family with 0 Comments
First Lady Michelle Obama emphasizes the importance of higher education to empower the Latino community as she spoke at the national conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
Higher education is the key to Latino community empowerment instead of waiting for Congress to fix a "broken" immigration system. That was the message Michelle Obama conveyed at a recent conference in New York. The first lady spoke to about 1,500 people at the conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens at the New York Hilton Midtown. She spoke at a luncheon to promote her Reach...
June 3rd, 2014
Written by Donna Bryson in All About Family with 0 Comments
The nature park will serve neighborhoods, where black and Hispanic families and children are surrounded by blight, vacant lots and litter.
A nature park is being planned for a minority neighborhood in northeast Denver, which is the home of low-income blacks and Hispanics who are not exposed to many aspects of nature and its bounty of wildlife and vegetation. The uninitiated might see only the empty, miniature vodka bottles and ghostly plastic shopping bags littering a vacant lot in northeast Denver. Wildlife biologist Stacie Gilmore...
May 27th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
Minority children are more likely than white children to enter and stay in the state's foster care system across the United States.
Racial disparities are blatant and continue to persist in child welfare systems in many states across the nation, according to reports and national studies. The Michigan Race Equality Coalition says minority children are more likely than white children to enter and stay in the state's foster care system. A new report supports anecdotal evidence and national studies that show racial disparities in...
May 10th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in All About Family with 0 Comments
Kevin Gilbert, 42, of Ridgeland, Miss., a member-at-large on the National Education Association (NEA) executive committee and a former social studies teacher and coach, poses for a portrait in Washington on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Public school teachers are overwhelming white, even in schools where non-whites make up the majority of students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary...


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