Friday Facts: Nickelodeon Marketing Junk Food to Kids

  Sisters, For today’s Friday Facts I wanted to bring to your attention the fact that Nickelodeon is selling junk food to kids. According to our friends at MomsRising, “Nickelodeon is a giant advertiser to children, with 70% of its ads selling junk food to kids. Unlike Disney, Nickelodeon has refused to adopt any nutritional […]

Friday Facts: Youth in Solitary Confinement is Cruel and Unusual Punishment

  Sisters, Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating inmates in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, virtually free of human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to decades. Yes decades! Recently it has come to light that children and youth being sent to adult jails and prisons often go straight to […]

Friday Facts: Close Loopholes and Help Children and Families

Sisters, According to our friends over at the Center for American Progress, if Congress “eliminated a loophole in the tax code that gives special treatment to corporate jets, for example—at a cost to taxpayers of $3.2 billion over 10 years—Congress could avert cuts that would cost thousands of jobs, hurt millions of disadvantaged students, and […]

Friday Facts: Children’s Education is a Global Issue

  Sisters, According to the National Center for Education Statistics, last Fall 2012, over 49.8 million children began studying in public elementary and secondary schools. The vast majority of them, over 35 million will be in prekindergarten through 8th grade and the remaining 14.8 million will be in grades 9 through 12. Another 5.3 million students […]

Friday Facts: Mental Health IS Important

  Sisters, We spend so much time thinking about losing weight, we forget that our mental health is also important. Too many Sisters and Brothers are struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and even suicide. For today’s Friday Facts I’d like to share some important data about how people of color […]

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