JTA — Eight years ago Aaliyah Cuthrell knew little about the Jewish community, beyond what she had seen on a visit to her local Jewish community center to use the pool. Things look different now for the year-old. As a high school junior, she joined a prestigious two-year program for African-American teens in Baltimore.
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Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness about mental health. We believe that everyone at risk for mental illnesses and related disorders should receive early and effective interventions. Historically, communities of color experience unique and considerable challenges in accessing mental health services.
Students led the largest pro-gun-control marches in history on March 25 at the March for Our Lives to demand that politicians protect people rather than the gun lobby. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the country flooded the streets of Washington, D. In addition to the student activists of Parkland who organized March for Our Lives, a number of young people delivered powerful speeches at the protests, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Filled with important histories, timely narratives, and rich traditions, these books help bring history to life and into the now. Inspired by an interview with Lillian Allen — who inat agevoted for Barack Obama — Lilllian's Right to Vote is a steely tribute to the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. As the Lillian in the story climbs the hill to her polling place, she reflects on the many hardships generations of African Americans have faced as well as the importance and the power of the right to vote.
As a child, my mother brought home a bundle of books every Friday evening. The genres would vary; poetry, fiction, plays, and more. She always made sure I had an abundance of texts to choose from.
A large-scale study from The University of Toledo of young African Americans who have attempted or died by suicide suggests there is a greater need for mental health services in urban school districts, and that we need to do a better job in convincing parents and caregivers to safely secure firearms and ammunition in the home. Taking those measures, Dr. James Price said, could save lives.
Check out these terrific titles for teens written by African-American authors! Includes winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. The Death of Jayson Porter by Jaime Adoff In the Florida projects, sixteen-year-old Jayson struggles with the harsh realities of his life which include an abusive mother, a drug-addicted father, and not fitting in at his predominately white school, and bring him to the brink of suicide. We Could Be Brothers by Derrick Barnes Two eighth-graders from very different backgrounds, Robeson "Crease" Battlefield and Pacino Clapton, discover in afterschool detention that they have a great deal in common.
Four black high school students were going door-to-door to raise money for their football team in Wynne, Ark. One moment, they were laughing, having been frightened by a dog chasing them that had only wanted to play. The woman, who lived at the property, had already called her husband, a county jail administrator, who alerted the police.