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Suicide is a sad growing trend among young Black men. Because of the stigma attached to mental health care, in the Black community undiagnosed depressive orders go unnoticed by family and friends. Shockingly the biggest increase is among Black children ages 5 through 11. The latest CDC information shows that suicide among that age and…

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Sex trafficking is an issue that is becoming more prevalent as the economy worsens and opportunities decrease. From girls walking the streets to hustling on social media platforms, it shows no sign of decreasing. Here are nine things you didn’t know about sex trafficking. Atlanta is the top city for sex trafficking for minors. While…

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There is a silent epidemic sweeping America and it affects the black community the hardest. This epidemic is autism and what is known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders, ASD. This condition is a developmental disability of severe chronic conditions due to mental and/or physical impairments. For people with developmental disabilities, major life activities such as…

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Whenever I see young people truant, skipping school and heading down the wrong path, I stop them. I have called parents on the spot. I’ve convinced others to go back to school. I always look them in the eye and speak from the love and concern I have for them in my heart. That’s why…

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How often have you tried talking to a youngster who was sitting in front of a television or a computer monitor spellbound and not received an iota of a response? It’s not just television and video games that’s got our children so preoccupied, cell phones and social networking play a major role in their appetites…

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The impact of drugs on the African American community historically has been devastating. Not only has it been the root of numerous health problems inclusive of addiction, but it has also resulted in large numbers of homicides and increasing numbers of African American males in the nation’s correctional system. In Washington, D.C., police were called to Thomson…

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