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Suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death for African American teenagers

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for African-American teenagers, ages 15 to 24, but the rate of suicide has decreased in recent years. According to the American Association of Suicidology, firearms are the most dominant way for African-Americans, regardless of age or gender, to commit suicide—67 percent for males and 40 percent for … Continue reading

See what your university gets from Nike, Adidas or Under Armour (Database)

The contract between Nike and the University of Oklahoma stipulates a swoosh must appear on the football team’s equipment truck. That’s one of the hundreds of facts I uncovered while reporting a series of stories about the massive deals between universities and footwear giants. The series began this summer when I filed public records requests … Continue reading

Survey finds dads defy stereotypes about black fatherhood

Dec. 26, 2013 71° ADVERTISEMENT BY EMILY ALPERT REYES Recent Columns December 21, 2013, 1:45 a.m. Defying enduring stereotypes about black fatherhood, a federal survey of American parents shows that by most measures, black fathers who live with their children are just as involved as other dads who live with their kids — or more … Continue reading

N.J. School Boards Association to study ways to close economic achievement gap

New Jersey School Boards Association executive director Lawrence Feinsod, seen here in a file photo from 2001, has created a task force to examine the economic achievement gap. (File Photo) By Peggy McGlone/The Star-Ledger Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December 24, 2013 at 12:04 PM The New Jersey School Boards Association has … Continue reading

Ohio teacher tells African-American student: ‘We do not need another black president’

RAW STORY 4 Hours Ago by David Edwards By David EdwardsThursday, December 26, 2013 9:13 EST A teacher in Ohio was suspended this week for allegedly telling an ambitious young African-American student that the country does “not need another black president.” According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gil Voigt was suspended without pay from Fairfield Freshman … Continue reading

When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools

HomeMore in EducationNext Article JUDITH OHIKUAREDEC 17 2013, 9:23 AM ET Idris Brewster and his mother, Michèle Stephenson, in a scene from American Promise (Jon Stuyvesant) Dalton is a prestigious, decades-old, K-12 prep school on New York City’s Upper East Side that filters its students into the best universities in the country. In 2010, Forbes … Continue reading

Happiness is what you give

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” ― Ben Carson

Though unpaid, top players worth millions to University

PRINT | E-MAIL | LETTER TO THE EDITOR By ZACH HELFAND, Daily Sports Editor Published December 7, 2013 For comparison, that’s more than 10 times the $26,345 it averages in academic spending for all students. CLICK TO EXPAND: CLICK TO READ: MORE LIKE THIS From the Daily: A minor compensation Pay for play: Why colleges … Continue reading

Doing Less, Leading More

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 21 Hours Ago by Ed Batista by Ed Batista | 10:00 AM December 17, 2013 Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we … Continue reading

15 High Performance Habits That Will Make You Successful

STEPCASE LIFEHACK 19 Hours Ago by Lewis Humphries According to recent statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, under-employment in the UK has now reached its highest level since 1992. An estimated 1.46 million of the nation’s part-time workers are actively seeking full-time employment, as the government struggles to create viable job opportunities for … Continue reading

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