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Kennedy Forum highlights need to solve mental health crisis

Kennedy Forum highlights need to solve mental health crisis

Kennedy Forum highlights need to solve mental health crisis By Skye-Ali Johnson, Richard Wright School of Journalism and Media Arts Feb. 11, 2020 “You don’t need seniority to make a difference,” said Patrick Kennedy, former Representative from Rhode Island and co-founder of the mental health-focused Kennedy Forum.  Kennedy’s voice boomed as he addressed a nearly overflowing…

Why does love hurt?

Why does love hurt?

Why does love hurt? Poem by Princyana Hudson // Artwork by Reggie Payne  Intimate partner violence is a growing issue affecting more young people. In this poem, we see into the fear, pain and complex relationship of a couple in crisis. Our protagonist stays with her abuser and threatens to kill him. But, does she? Or…

Celebrating fathers, empowering parents, helping children

Celebrating fathers, empowering parents, helping children

Celebrating fathers, empowering parents, helping children   By Madeleine Voth and Amora Campbell January 2020   “What happens in the house stays in the house,” is an oft-repeated saying in African-American families. Local author and media personality Jonetta Rose-Barras wants to change that. Parents have such a big impact on their children – especially if…

Walking tours highlight shrinking D.C. Latino neighborhoods

Walking tours highlight shrinking D.C. Latino neighborhoods

Walking tours highlight shrinking D.C. Latino neighborhoods   By Isabel Fajardo, Pomona College December 2019   Gentrification is making it almost impossible to find authentic Latin culture in D.C. One group is harnessing the power of the local Latino community to preserve its rich history. Hola Cultura, a nonprofit Latino cultural magazine, has been conducting…

Where are the school nurses?

Where are the school nurses?

Where are the school nurses?   By Aaron Holland  April 2019   As a parent, you think — “if my child gets sick at school, there’s no need to worry. My child could just go to the school nurse.” Well, you’re wrong. According to the National Association of Schools Nurses, only about 39 percent of nurses are…

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