I have sometimes imagined that because of my time in prison I can understand what it is like to be black in the United States. I lived for nearly 25 years under conditions of control, viewed with suspicion and presumed dangerous.
Adverse events in childhood — ranging from witnessing violence to having a mentally ill parent — can have long-lasting effect on kids, according to research that looks at a number of such experiences during childhood.
Recent research on the subject from Child Trends, says economic hardship is the most common adverse experience among children in the United States. Divorce is the second, the data showed. In most states, the third most prevalent experience was living with a parent who had a drug or alcohol problem.
The authors looked at data from a nationally representative sample, the 2011/12 National Survey of Children’s Health...
LOS ANGELES — This fall, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students will have the opportunity to meet and work alongside actors, producers, writers and other influential figures in the entertainment industry outside of the classroom.
LAUSD is partnering up with The Creative Coalition, a non-profit organization based out of New York, to launch the Show Biz Gives Back program.
The program will provide LAUSD students with the opportunity to learn from the stars, who will have the chance to support the students by offering them guidance and encouraging them to continue developing their academic skills and career goals.
My peers and I did not get any sex education with one exception. A hygiene class. It was such a foreign experience, that decades later I still remember the details of the day.