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Among minorities, a new wave of ‘disconnected youth’

September 20, 2012

Men and women in their late teens and early 20s are struggling, but some are especially hard hit. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, the unemployment rate last year among high-school dropouts between ages 16 and 24 was 29 percent—up from 17.7 percent in 2000 and seven points higher than that of their peers who… [Read More]

Black pastors launch anti-Obama campaign to convince African Americans to withdraw support for the President

September 20, 2012

Charlotte, NC – African American pastors continue their march against President Barack Obama’s gay marriage endorsement. Since May, when the president first announced his change of heart (read about his history on flip-flipping on same-sex marriage here), a plethora black faith leaders have struggled to understand why Obama has taken what they see as an… [Read More]

‘March on Washington’ had focus, audacity

September 20, 2012

Every time I see a march or a rally, I think of the rally of all rallies – the 1963 March on Washington, which took place 49 years ago on August 25, 1963. And nearly 50 years later, there still is nothing that equals that march in results. These days, folks march to make a… [Read More]

Documentary film “Dark Girls” will be focus of MCW medical education presentation

September 20, 2012

Film focuses on skin tone bias and public perceptions of beauty The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Medical Humanities Program and the Ida M. Johnson Foundation will sponsor a special screening of the documentary film “Dark Girls,” as well as a panel discussion with the film’s director and producer, Sunday, September 30, at the Marcus… [Read More]