Monday, 10 March 2014 15:08
Every once in a while I like to stop and think about all of the things in my life for which I am grateful.
I stop and think about my family, my friends, the work that I am blessed to do and all of the wonderful opportunities that await me on a daily basis. This helps me to stay focused and also helps me to have a more humbling spirit, which is very important to me.
A report released recently by Bowling Green State University's National Center for Marriage and Family Research revealed that the U.S. marriage rate is currently at 31.1, that means there are 31 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women. However, in 1920, the national marriage rate was 92.3.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 14:40
Recently I have had to deal with a few deaths in my family and also the death of a truly dear friend.
These events have rocked my world somewhat and have made me take a look at my life more closely. I started thinking about my own dreams and ambitions. Have I done all the things that I set out to do? Have I achieved those goals that I set for myself so many years ago?
Fostering a positive self-concept in Black children
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:52
Steve Johnson, creator of the Fearless Five
Self-concept and the Black community It is a well-known fact that children within the black community are bombarded early in life with images that define 'beauty', 'intelligence' or 'success' which run counter to the images they view in their own mirrors. This effectively devalues their self-concept at a critical stage. There exists a lack of appreciation for differing definitions of 'beauty', 'intelligence' or 'success' in major societal institutions with the media outlets of television, radio and print having the most influence.