Toliver, 14, was accompanied by members of his family as he came to turn himself in for allegedly killing his older sister, Justice. Continue reading
*Giving dutiful African American dads their recognition, a recently released federal survey of American parents defies the enduring stereotypes about black fatherhood. It shows that African American fathers who live with their children are just as involved as other fathers in the same position, maybe even more so. Continue reading
Artists do an important job in opening the eyes and minds of all that are willing to embark on a visual experience. But, some artists take it a step further and involve their viewers into their work.
Leandra Erlich is a known optical illusionist who was commissioned by the Barbican in London to provide an installation of one of his popular art pieces. The piece chosen is a Victorian home with protruding ledges at the windows for everyone of all ages to live out their Spiderman experience. The photos taken at the location after Erlich’s completed the installation that opened in East London Wednesday, show families scaling the house…with the help of a ginormous mirror, according to ThisisCollossal.com Continue reading
America is supposed to be a super power, yet we still watch people starve in this country every day. According to the World Hunger Organization, “in 2010, 17.2 million households, 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States.”
Saturday, March 23, in front of dozens of families, Sun Trust Bank foreclosed on a Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Georgia, and ordered all of the contents of the supermarket to be sent to a landfill instead of given to the families waiting with bags to pick up the perfectly good food. Continue reading
The massacre that occurred in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, resulted in 12 families losing their loved ones and forever changing their lives. As the families struggle to rebuild their lives, the theater has also been rebuilding and now invites them to a re-opening event?
According to NBC, the families of the victims aren’t happy with the re-opening of Century 16. In fact, the families find the re-opening event downright “disgusting.” Who wouldn’t? The Cinemark USA company never once contacted any of the families before now which has caused some to believe this event is just a marketing ploy. Continue reading
Sesame Street is showing off today! They are throwing a 1-2 punch at Mitt Romney with their classic, responsible programming.
Today Sesame Street will air a special hurricane episode with the goal of reaching children and families that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to Entertainment Weekly. The episode aired in 2001, but has been customized into a new special to help children understand about weather-related fear, destruction and loss. Continue reading
No one really talks about the mafia much anymore. The last time any really big story went down in the news regarding mafia was when John Gotti was finally brought down (and died in prison) and then the news of his daughter getting her own reality show. This bust and the names involved brings back memories. They came after the families as though Elliot Ness was leading the charge all over again. Continue reading
Now that the President has passed a health care bill, he may be coming up with a new plan for the homeless soon that will get them off the streets. As he looks over the reports coming across his desk for the costs of homeless shelters throughout America, disturbingly enough, in states examined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)the cost to keep a family in a shelter is more expensive than if they get the family in an apartment. A study of 9,000 families found that costs varied depending on what type of housing needed. Continue reading