Category: Relationships

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH In the last two decades, public awareness about intimate partner violence (IPV) has dramatically increased. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical abuse by current or former romantic ...

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A Good Brother to Know

A Good Brother to Know

Bobby Marvin Holmes is a youth mentor, filmmaker, and author. Most of all he's a devoted dad! But that wasn't always the case for the man who became a dad at age seventeen. "I had an on-again, off-again relationship with my daughters' mother until about 2005, when I became a single father." Understanding the ...

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Depression and Black Teens

Depression and Black Teens

Mental health concerns among Black teenagers is ongoing and significant. Parents need to understand the signs of depression in adolescents. According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 15% of high school students reported suicidal thoughts in the past year and 7.8% ...

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Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Silence: The Other Black Male Epidemic

Half of Black and a quarter of Hispanic gay and bisexual men will likely be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new study. This disturbing prediction by the nations premiere health agency, begs the question - Are Public Health Institutions failing people of color. The Centers for Disease Control ...

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Single Dads

Single Dads

  Much has been said in the popular press and psychological research studies about the absence of Black fathers, and the negative effect that may have on their offspring. Some studies suggest that children in father absent homes tend to do poorly in school and may be more likely to develop a substance abuse ...

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Jobless Husbands & Divorce

Jobless Husbands & Divorce

Contrary to common belief, a new U.S. study suggests that women's growing role in the workforce is not a major factor in divorce. But a husband's ability to keep a full-time job might be. The study, of over 6,300 U.S. couples, found that the odds of divorce were no different whether a wife worked full-time or not. ...

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Healthy Black Men