Author Archives: Jazelle Hunt

  • Concussions a Greater Problem for Black Youth

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in ...

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  • 2 Groups Announce Plan to Boost Spending Among Blacks

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black ...

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  • Climate Change Can Affect One’s Well-Being

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For most of the nearly 30 years since  Dr. Nicole Brodie’s asthma diagnosis, the athlete and Army veteran has been able to maintain an uninterrupted life, continuing to teach elementary school, coach a children’s team, and remain active. She was partly able to do this by ...

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  • Traditional Parental Roles are Changing

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms and ...

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  • Black Children Have Highest Abuse Rates

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black children are twice as likely as Whites to be victims of child abuse, with 1 in 5 becoming victims of neglect and/or physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, according to a new study. “These data highlight that the burden of confirmed maltreatment is far ...

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  • Millennials are more Diverse in Many Ways

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Millennials are easy to spot. They are the ones welded to their handheld devices, touting peculiar professional titles and ambitions. Born between 1980 and the early 2000s, Millennials, or Generation Y, are entitled, lazy, self-centered, and callow, according to ...

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  • UNCF: A Mind is ‘a Wonderful Thing to Invest In’

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a terrible thing to waste,” but “a wonderful thing to invest in.” The change is part of a UNCF’s campaign to provide ...

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  • Moving the Race Conversation Forward

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – George Zimmerman. Paula Deen. And, more recently, Seattle Seahawks star defensive back Richard Sherman. Just the mention of their name ignites a passionate discussion about race. The good news is that we’re talking about race. The bad news is that the discussions ...

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  • U.S. Retirement Crisis has “Racial Component”

    More than three-fifths of Black working-age households—62 percent—have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security. Working-age households contain residents 25 to 64 years old. Even those Black households with assets ...

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  • Parental Involvement at D.C. School in a Class by Itself

    WASHINGTON– Stepping into the cozy parent center at Orr Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C. is like grabbing a cup of coffee with an old friend. On one ordinary morning long after the 8:45 a.m. late bell, three mothers chatted and laughed over a light breakfast. Another mom ...

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