Parenting

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

By
August 11, 2014
Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

A rooftop view of East Baltimore, 1979.  (Elinor Cahn/Courtesy of Elinor Cahn Photographs, The Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County) By Juana Summers August 7, 2014 Education is historically considered to be the thing that levels the playing field, capable of lifting up the less advantaged and improving their chances for success. “Play...
Read More »

Minimum Research on the Factors Promoting Physical Activity Participation among African Americans

By
August 6, 2014
Minimum Research on the Factors Promoting Physical Activity Participation among African Americans

  Photo provided by The Black Star Project By Kashica J. Webber, Ph.D. Student  About 72 million U.S. adults are obese. Obesity is a major public health problem that affects all races. However, obesity affects some races more than others. Obesity rates in African Americans are higher when compared to Mexican Americans, all Hispanics,...
Read More »

WELL-EDUCATED BLACK PARENTS EQUAL BRIGHTER FUTURES

By
July 8, 2014
WELL-EDUCATED BLACK PARENTS EQUAL BRIGHTER FUTURES

by MICHAEL HOLZMAN June 30, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress periodically measures literacy skills at grades four, eight, and 12. The results are reported at four levels: At Basic and below Basic; at Proficient and at Advanced for each grade level. As reading is the basis for all...
Read More »

Parenting Program Aimed at Latinos Helps Boost Literacy Behaviors

By
June 12, 2014
Parenting Program Aimed at Latinos Helps Boost Literacy Behaviors

  By Christina Samuels June 11, 2014   Latino parents of young children who attended a 10-session education program called Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors end up sticking with behaviors that are linked to child academic success, a new study finds. Those outcomes include parents reading to their children at home, taking them to the library, and...
Read More »

Parental Incarceration Has Worsened Disparities Between Black, White Children

By
April 22, 2014
Parental Incarceration Has Worsened Disparities Between Black, White Children

  By Holly Yettick April 18, 2014 A pair of sociologists has taken a ruler to the role that parental incarceration plays in childhood inequality, only to learn that a measuring wheel might have been a more appropriate tool. By the time they reached age 14, a quarter of black babies born in 1990 had...
Read More »

Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

By
April 12, 2014
Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

An update on Ohio mom Kelley Williams-Bolar, who was jailed in 2011 for enrolling kids in predominately white school district Kelley Williams-Bolar and her daughters By KHADIJAH Z. ALI-COLEMAN March 2014 With Hollywood knocking on her door, Kelley Williams-Bolar will be marking 2014 as the year that her story is finally told in summation. In...
Read More »

The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

By
March 24, 2014
The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, believes that parents, peers and the community-at-large need to support the education of children in order to improve the quality of life in black and Latino communities. “I want to take education to the streets,” he said.   By CHARLOTTE LAIT...
Read More »

Five Things Black Parents Need To Stop Teaching Their Children

By
February 7, 2014
Five Things Black Parents Need To Stop Teaching Their Children

By Eulla Monte Most parents want the best for their children and for the most part, they do their best to make sure that their children are well taken care of. Unfortunately, even with the best of intentions, parents still make mistakes that are detrimental to their children. Parents are their children’ first teachers...
Read More »

It’s time to stamp out spanking as a solution

By
January 15, 2014
It’s time to stamp out spanking as a solution

(Photo Provided by The Black Star Project) BY HEIDI STEVENS January 13, 2014 I once spent a snowy Saturday at a 5-year-old’s birthday party in one of those indoor play spaces that resembles an asylum. Toward the end, one of the guests melted down: tears, screaming, stomping. I know the little boy’s mom, and...
Read More »

Some Englewood (Chicago) Parents Succeeding, Despite Atmosphere Of Violence

By
November 17, 2013
Some Englewood (Chicago) Parents Succeeding, Despite Atmosphere Of Violence

 By Dorothy Tucker July 26, 20113 (CBS) — This is Englewood, where Trevor McGraw is trying to raise his two sons: 9-year-old Latrelle and 10-year-old Lerone. He watches them when they play, takes them to the park, walks them to school and prepares them for the times he may not be around. “I got to...
Read More »



The Black Star Project

If you would like to contact
The Black Star Project, you can
reach us at:
3509 S. King Drive, Suite 2B
Chicago, IL 60653

p: 773.285.9600
f: 773.285.9602
e: blackstar1000@ameritech.net

Stay Connected

Tag Cloud