Monthly Archives: October 2012

Teens’ poor sleep tied to heart risk factors

October 31, 2012
Teens’ poor sleep tied to heart risk factors

   By Amy Norton 10/2/2012 Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have conditions that could affect their heart health down the road, a new report finds. Researchers found that of 4,100 teenagers they studied, the one-third with the poorest sleep quality were more likely to be overweight or have unhealthy...
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With 10,000 Churches in Chicago, How Can There Be So Much Violence?

October 30, 2012
With 10,000 Churches in Chicago, How Can There Be So Much Violence?

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 America and the World Will Celebrate Take A Young Black Man To Worship Day! Will Your Church, Mosque or Temple?   The Black Star Project’s Million Father Movement wants to partner with hundreds of faith-based institutions in every city in America to continue the process of saving young Black males....
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Young Black Males and the Urgency of Now

October 30, 2012
Young Black Males and the Urgency of Now

   By Dr.John H. Johnson October 24, 2012 In April 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King reminded the country that “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now….Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity….Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words,...
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New York State Graduation Rates for Black, Hispanic Boys Lowest in Nation

October 30, 2012
New York State Graduation Rates for Black, Hispanic Boys Lowest in Nation

New York State with 266,933 Black males only graduates 37% from high school in four years versus 78% for White males By Melissa Russo and Tom Burke Monday, Sep 24, 2012      For African-American and Hispanic male students, New York has the worst four-year high school graduation rate in the country, according to a study by the...
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Reinvention’ the right path for City Colleges

October 30, 2012
Reinvention’ the right path for City Colleges

  Editorial: October 29, 2012   The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are amply endowed. They’ve got picturesque campuses, famous faculty and fabulous alumni networks. But when it comes to higher education, the future of the city’s economy depends far more on the success of ugly duckling City Colleges of Chicago. That’s why...
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From Gangsta to Game Changer

October 26, 2012
From Gangsta to Game Changer

  “Taco” Ben Owens III When you walk up on “Taco” Ben Owens III today you may be caught off guard by his mellow articulate style, but do not be fooled.  This man was a shot-caller and deal-maker on the streets well before he ever received his driver’s license as a teen. Caught up...
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Florida’s Race-based Goals For Students Spark Debate

October 25, 2012
Florida’s Race-based Goals For Students Spark Debate

  By Leslie Postal October 20, 2012    The State Board of Education looked prepared to vote — without discussion or debate — when board member John Padget pointed out a passage on page 169 of the board’s agenda book. “I just asked my fellow board members if we are happy with the signal this...
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Cleveland’s charter school growth a cautionary tale for Chicago

October 25, 2012
Cleveland’s charter school growth a cautionary tale for Chicago

Ohio gives poor marks to nearly a third of city’s charters that serve disadvantaged students   By Diane Rado and Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune reporters October 24, 2012   CLEVELAND —— As school let out one recent afternoon at Citizens Academy in the east side Glenville neighborhood, Vertran Poole arrived to pick up...
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In Ohio, Black males fall behind in education

October 23, 2012
In Ohio, Black males fall behind in education

School Board President Alex Gorobetz shakes hands with 2012 senior class president Malcolm Leake on June 3, 2012, at Fremont Ross High School’s annual graduation ceremony at Don Paul Stadium. / News-Messenger file photo  By Kristina Smith Horn, The News-Messenger October 22, 2012 FREMONT — Malcolm Leake’s approach to his high school years was...
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The Black Star Project’s Destination College Fair

October 22, 2012
The Black Star Project’s Destination College Fair

                                                           
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