black children

Report shows that Black kids are beat twice as much as their White peers in school.

According to a new study, the suicide rate amongst African-American children has almost doubled within the last two decades. The research, which was published in…

via: defendernetwork.com Bedtime reading is one of our favorite childhood memories. There was nothing better than being told stories about princesses, magical adventures, mythical creatures, and fun loving animals as we slowly drifted into dream land with our trusty blanket in tow. As children, we loved to hear stories featuring characters who looked just like […]

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Via: defendernetwork.com Forty percent of Black children are born poor. In the fourth grade, 85 percent of Black children can neither read nor do math at grade level and later, almost half drop out of school. A Black boy born in 2001 has a one in three chance of going to prison sometime in his […]

Via: defendernetwork.com One by one, Natasha Johnson read the names of hundreds of Houston-area children waiting to be adopted, holding back tears as she went over the list. One was 14, another 13, then a 7-year-old, all waiting in the Child Protective Services foster care system.

From Essence.com: Is 35 really the new 25? For some women over 35 looking to have children, this just might be the case. Let’s imagine we know a highly educated woman in her late 30’s who is thinking of having children. But unlike days of old our girl is not looking at a wedding ring […]

VIA AOL.com: ATLANTA (Feb. 14) – The message on dozens of billboards across the city is provocative: Black children are an “endangered species.” The eyebrow-raising ads featuring a young black child are an effort by the anti-abortion movement to use race to rally support within the black community. The reaction from black leaders has been […]

The second stage of Haiti’s medical emergency has begun, with diarrheal illnesses, acute respiratory infections and malnutrition beginning to claim lives by the dozen. CBSnews.com covers more of this story: Fourteen-month-old Abigail Charlot survived Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake but not its miserable aftermath. Brought into the capital’s General Hospital with fever and diarrhea, little Abigail literally […]