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Are Single Parent Homes to Blame for High Murder Rate in Black Community?

Posted on April 3, 2012 | No Comments

Is there a genocide occurring in the black community? African Americans represent 12.6 percent of the nation’s population, but account for 50 percent of the murder victims. African American men are incarcerated in prison at alarming numbers. With African American men turning up either dead or incarcerated this leaves the African American family household irreparable.

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African American Women HIV Rates on the Rise, Rivals African Women

Posted on March 13, 2012 | No Comments

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 out of every 32 black women will be infected with HIV during her lifetime. Although black women represent only 14 percent of the US female population, they constitute 66 percent of all new HIV infections. The infection rates of black women in the United States rival those in the Congo and Kenya.

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Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments than Whites

Posted on March 12, 2012 | No Comments

More than 70% of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American. A report that will be released Education Department Tuesday raises questions on the severity of treatment minorities receive when facing disciplinary action. Black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled.

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