Savoy Elementary is one of eight in the country earmarked by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as a “turnaround” school one in dire need of help. For three years, each of the eight is “adopted” by a well-known artist (in Savoy’s case, the actress Kerry Washington) and receives a tremendous funding boost to institute arts and other programs ($14.7 million for the eight).
The Southern University at Baton Rouge graduated more than 500 bright students Friday, but perhaps none shone brighter than Polite Stewart (pictured). One of the college’s youngest graduates ever, Stewart is being heralded as a rising star in the physics research field. The 18-year-old cum laude graduate first entered Southern in 2004, after having excelled in the college’s Timbuktu Academy, a college readiness program.
Margaret Dunning already runs one business. Will she start another?
That remains to be seen. For now, the 102-year-old plans to head back to the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business to finish the undergraduate degree she started about 80 years ago. After she was featured in a TODAY.com article for her passion about cars, The FRAM Group (an auto products manufacturer) decided to pay her tuition.
Homeless, but not helpless.This young teenage girl took advantage of what most people would consider a hopeless case and turned it into an opportunity of a lifetime. This just goes to show that no matter what circumstance come your way look at it as a life lesson and seek beyond the obvious.
(BlackDoctor.org) – It can take HIV symptoms years to appear—sometimes even a decade—after infection. But within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flulike symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).
In the early stages of HIV infection, the most common symptoms are none. And one in five people in the United States with HIV don’t know they have it, which is why it's so important to get tested, especially if you have unprotected sex with more than one partner or use intravenous drugs.
(BlackDoctor.org) -- Thirty years ago, the Centers for Disease Control issued the first report on the emerging AIDS epidemic. Now, after years of progress in holding back the disease, there is finally an apparent case of one successful cure.
According to recent reports, 45-year-old Timothy Ray Brown, now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but now has entered the scientific journals as the first man in world history to have his HIV completely eliminated from his body.
(BlackDoctor.org) -- HIV/AIDS continues to be a national epidemic, with African Americans and poor communities disproportionately affected. Blacks make up roughly half of people living with HIV, half of new infections, and more than half of late testers.
“The background prevalence of HIV in communities is so high that even when individuals engage in less risky behavior, they’re more likely to encounter an infected partner and they may be at risk,” said Dr.
How does HIV spread? Who's most susceptible to infection? These are just a couple of questions that, thanks to myths and misconceptions, may be just one of the reasons that new cases of HIV infection are highest in the Black community.
So what are the real facts that you need to know? BDO HIV Expert, Dr. Keith Crawford, weighs in...
CRITICISM - It's to be avoided at all costs. Nothing will turn off your partner faster than you telling him what you DON'T like and what you don't want taking place. On the other hand, what will be a complete arousal and turn-on is letting him know what he CAN do to please you and what will excite you if he does it.