Good News: Pregnancy Among Black Teen Girls Declines

072512-health-teens-more-hip-to-safer-sex.jpgAccording to a recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics – of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – teen pregnancy rates for black girls has continued to fall. It reached an all time low in 2009. And, these lowering rates mean increased long-term health and economic growth for these young women. [Read more…]

Black GIrls Rock!, #WhiteGirlsRock, and Understanding Self-Worth

queen_latifah_617_409-humormillmagOn Sunday, BET aired the annual Black Girls Rock! awards show. Each year, Beverly Bond takes her nonprofit to the stage to give shine to black girls who rock. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the entire show is dedicated to honoring black women in entertainment and in local communities who are setting good examples for young black girls. The show has never been meant to produce negative social commentary or to denigrate any other ethnic group. Instead, its only purpose is to uplift. Sadly, uneducated haters on Twitter felt threatened by the popularity of the show and created the hashtag #WhiteGirlsRock in response. The ignorance which ensued is a great lesson in understanding one’s own self-worth independent of others who might want to bring you down no matter the cost. [Read more…]

Who’s Shining? 4-year-old Genius Anala Beevers is

Courtesy RollingOut.com

Courtesy RollingOut.com

Last week, we all met an adorable young lady named Anala Beevers. She is from New Orleans and enjoys many of the things children her age do. But, her extremely high IQ of 145, which puts her in the top 1-percent of IQ scores globally, is what makes her stand out from the crowd. This 4-year-old genius was invited to join MENSA, an exclusive “Members Only” society committed to acknowledging the scholastic aptitude of those with extremely high IQ scores.

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