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    AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES TODAY


    From teen pregnancy and single parenting to athletics and HIV/AIDS, myths about African American families abound. This provocative book by two acclaimed scholars of race and ethnicity debunks many common myths about black families in America, sharing stories and drawing on the latest research to show the realities.

    AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES TODAY examines the well-being of African American families around topics including marriage, health, education, incarceration, wealth, and more. Authors Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith show that even though the election of the first African American president, Barack Obama, has been symbolically important for African Americans, his presidency has not had a measurable impact on the daily lives of African American families. As the book shows, racial inequality persists—we’re clearly not in a “post-racial” society.

    Some topics they are ready to talk about include:
    (1) Mass incarceration—we can speak to the causes and consequences on families.

    (2) The Department of Education just released the latest numbers on high school graduation…though it is up overall, only 50% of African American boys graduate from high school. We address this in the book and could speak to the causes and the consequences.

    (3) Data just came out on the rate of non-marital childbearing. More than 40% of all babies born in the US are born to non-married mothers, and its nearly 75% for African American babies. Again, we can talk about causes and consequences.

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    (4) The NFL….not just the Superbowl, but the coaching carousel that began on January 1—20% of NFL coaches were fired, and among the new hires, NONE have been African American. Again, causes and consequences.

    (5) New data have just been released on the wealth gap, which even with the recession is growing and the gap between whites and blacks is higher than it’s ever been. Causes and consequences.

    (6) Poverty. Just like the wealth gap, poverty has increased during the recession with Blacks hit the hardest. We can talk about why and what it means for our communities.

    (7) Family violence. The Congress has failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and a recent story highlighted the congress people who are holding it up. We can talk about the rates of intimate partner violence in the African American community and the impact that failing to reauthorize VAWA will have on the community.

    About the book:
    Each chapter addresses a different issue that African American families face in their quest toward the American Dream

    Each chapter opens with a compelling real-life story that is drawn from popular sources and will be familiar to readers

    Each chapter begins by identify a myth about the issue itself or the causes of the issue

    Each chapter then “debunks” the myth by providing the reader with empirical evidence. The data presented in an easily accessible form that allows readers to draw their own conclusions

    Each chapter ends with a discussion of the impact of the election of Barack Obama on the particular issue that is the focus of the chapter

    About the authors:
    Angela J. Hattery is associate director of Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. Her books include Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century.

    Earl Smith is the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies and director of the American Ethnic Studies program at Wake Forest University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Race, Sport, and the American Dream.

    http://www.amazon.com/African-American-Families-Today-ebook/dp/B009W3RB5S

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    Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA


    - Expert Explains How DNA Testing is Revolutionizing the Search for Family Roots, Ethnic Ancestry, and Genetic Health Information -

    Have you ever wondered about your true relationship to the family that raised you? Do you suspect there are some family secrets? Millions of adults were adopted as infants…and many of them do not know anything about their original parents. You may want to know more about your ethnic background and your ancestors. Would you be surprised to find out the real mix of European, Asian, and African ancestry? Would you want to know if there was a Native American or Ashkenazi Jewish ancestor in your bloodline?

    Your genetic health may be vitally important as you can inherit and develop hereditary illnesses. If you get married, there is also a genetic risk that you may pass certain health problems on to your children. Richard Hill author of the book Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA, explains what the newest breakthroughs in DNA testing mean to people who want to gain from the knowledge of their family origins.

    Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
    DNA Testing Breakthroughs Offer New Insights and Answers
    The technology breakthroughs over past few years have resulted in DNA tests that are now readily available to answer all these questions and more. A new science called genetic genealogy uses a variety of DNA tests to expand our knowledge of family trees. Instead of stopping when the paper trail runs out, genealogists and others are using individual test results and the vast and ever expanding databases of DNA results and online family trees to uncover previously unknown cousins and identify and confirm our common ancestors.

    Adopted at birth, Mr. Hill was one of the first adoptees to use these tests to learn the truth about his own beginnings and reunite with his first family. However, there’s a revolution going on as countless people analyze their ancestral composition. Direct-to-consumer tests are now quite inexpensive (currently $99 to $289) and allow you to collect your DNA sample in the privacy of your home. The sampling process itself is painless – you either brush the inside your cheek or spit some saliva into a tube.

    DNA Test Comparisons Open Up the Door to Understanding
    While many basic questions are answered by testing the DNA of just one person, the best results are often revealed by comparing the test results that that of another person and to the genetic data and information being compiled and stored in various databases. Finding biological relatives is achieved by comparing your DNA to all the individuals who took the same type of test. Information about your ethnicity comes from comparing your DNA to dozens of scientifically accepted population studies. Genetic health issues are ascertained by comparing your DNA against the findings of medical research. You can see how your risk for a particular condition compares to the average person of your age and background, the carrier status for diseases that could impact your descendants, and even your likely response to certain drugs.

    Are We Related? DNA Testing Options
    For two people to confirm a presumed relationship between them tests are needed. For many decades DNA paternity testing has provided unequivocal Yes/No answers to suspected parent-child relationships. Now—unless the results are to be used in court—even those tests can be done through home test kits. Some of the newest genetic genealogy tests check such large amounts of people’s DNA that they can confirm a wide variety of suspected relationships, including full siblings, half siblings, aunts and uncles, grandchildren, and even first or second cousins.There are three main categories of DNA tests used in genetic genealogy.

    Y-DNA Testing. This is for men only, because they have a Y-chromosome. The markers on that chromosome pass down virtually unchanged from father to son, generation after generation. By testing two men with a presumed common ancestor in their paternal line, this test can confirm that your family tree is following the correct paternal line out to that point. In Western culture surnames usually follow the same path. So barring a name change, adoption, or some other “non-paternity event” in the line, the men we match most closely should have the same surname as our biological father. This simple test has allowed many adopted men, like Richard, to discover the surnames of their biological fathers.

    Y-DNA testing will define your paternal line haplogroup. This will tell you in what parts of the world your direct paternal line ancestors lived tens of thousands of year ago. Men with different haplogroups cannot share a common ancestor in their paternal lines.

    Mitochondrial DNA Testing
    Everyone has mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), but only women pass it on. Unfortunately, many of the matches observed from mtDNA testing will reflect common ancestors from hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Plus, the surnames usually change every generation down the maternal line. So getting useful information about your recent family tree from mtDNA testing is more challenging than it is with Y-DNA testing. This test will define your maternal haplogroup, most precisely with the Full Mitochondrial Sequence test at Family Tree DNA. You will learn the migration route of your ancient female line ancestors. And certain results are a direct confirmation of Native American ancestry in the maternal line.

    Autosomal DNA Testing
    The most recent innovation is a new form of autosomal test that checks at least 700,000 locations on your genome. These tests are used to confirming many close relationships. By testing themselves, men and women can find biological cousins from any branch of their family trees. Typically, matches will be distant cousins of varying degrees. A third cousin designation, for example, suggests that you and your match have some great-great grandparents in common. Some of the people you match will be genealogists with extensive family trees. By contacting them, you can work together to determine your common ancestors.

    At-Home DNA Testing is readily available online
    There are so many family trees and genealogy resources online today that much, if not all, of this research can be done from the comfort of your home. Currently, only three companies offer this type of test:

    Family Tree DNA www.familytreedna.com the leader in the genetic genealogy field, offers a test called Family Finder. They are also the recommended lab for Y-DNA and mtDNA testing.

    23andMe www.23andme.com offers just one test, which includes a matching feature called Relative Finder. This is the only test of the three that also includes a report on your genetic health traits.

    Ancestry.com www.ancestry.com offers a test called AncestryDNA. However, as of this writing, they still don’t permit users to download their own data for advanced analysis.

    Since there is relatively little overlap among the databases, adoptees and serious genealogists are frequently testing with two of them or even all three. Fishing in multiple ponds is the fastest way to find the breakthrough matches that can solve the mysteries in your family tree.

    Limitations Due to Lack of Testing Diminishing Over Time
    All the powerful new DNA tests may yield a virtual candy store of genealogical information to some people, but not to everyone. Bio-geographical analysis typically provides a percentage breakdown of your overall ethnic ancestry. However, the results may not be consistent, for example one test is being criticized for showing unrealistic amounts of Scandinavian for virtually everyone of European ancestry. But even that one should get better over time. People with deep roots in Colonial America will often find they have hundreds of cousins in the databases and many of those relatives are likely to have extensive family trees.

    On the other hand, those born to recent immigrants—and adoptees from countries outside the U.S.—may find few or even no matches. That’s because most of their cousins are overseas and the sample sizes from abroad are still small. However, even those who don’t see a lot of cousin matches can still learn about their ethnic backgrounds and inherited medical issues.

    Summary
    There are many benefits from genetic DNA testing. The family history, ethnic ancestry, and genetic health information are often more than enough to justify the relatively small cost of these new DNA tests. The data and results are often a gift and a loving, living legacy that can illuminate the future for everyone in the family.

    Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
    Richard Hill
    List $15.00
    Trade paperback 260 pages Also available in Kindle edition
    ISBN-10: 1475190832 ISBN-13: 978-1475190830
    Available in bookstores nationwide and online.
    For more information visit www.DNA-Testing-Adviser.com

    Finding Family is Richard Hill’s true and intensely personal story. It begins with him accidentally discovering he was adopted and explains his thirty-year investigation and search for his roots.

    It’s an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. It includes the details of the DNA tests that helped him find his first family and uncover the long-buried secrets surrounding his birth.

    This fascinating quest—including the author's landmark use of DNA testing—takes readers on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist. Easy to read and hard to put down, this is the first book to chronicle the paradigm-shifting application of genetic genealogy to adoption search. Many people who love reading mysteries will find Finding Family to be a book they simply can’t put down.

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    A Family Man


    I wanted to let you know StoryCorps released a brand new animated short—A Family Man. It's perfect for Father's Day, and is sure to spark lively conversations about everyone's childhood! In 1955, John L. Black, Sr. started his job as a janitor for the Cincinnati public school system. He regularly put in 16-hour days to provide for his wife and eleven children. At StoryCorps, his son Samuel talks with his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father's lasting legacy and the power of a look.

    A Family Man
    Samuel's story is part of StoryCorps Griot, an initiative that ensures the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity. All interviews recorded as part of the Griot Initiative will be archived at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture in addition to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

    YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZPIaVilHr5M






BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
   

  1. African American Adoption Agency...
    AAAA is Minnesota's first full-service, non-profit adoption agency designed to move children of color from foster care to permanent families.

  2. African American Adoptions Online...
    African American families, Internet adoptions, adoption resources, question and answer section, adoption procedures.

  3. African American Family Histories ...
    Bibliography, African-American, family histories, Library of Congress.

  4. African American Planning Commission, Inc....
    The African American Planning Commission is a New York City based nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness and developing innovative solutions to joblessness.

  5. AfriGeneas...
    AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy.

  6. America's Promise...
    To mobilize people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of our nation's youth by fulfilling Five Promises for young people.

  7. BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com...
    A blog about relationships, parenting, kids, romance, advice, Q&A, black families and life!

  8. Black Family Development Inc....
    Promoting wholesome family life, self-sufficiency, and human growth and development by the implementation of a full range of social work and social support services.

  9. Black Family Genealogy Forum...
    Black Family Genealogy Forum information.

  10. Black Family Network...
    Provides support and preservations services for African American families.

  11. Black Family Pledge...
    By Dr. Maya Angelou.

  12. Black Family Reunion Cookbook...
    African American fiction and literature, African American children's books, African American cookbooks, biographies of African Americans.

  13. Black Family Welcome...
    Black Family Development Inc.

  14. Black Student Fund...
    Since 1964, the Black Student Fund (BSF) has provided financial assistance and support services to Washington metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families.

  15. CBWW.org ...
    Community based center created to improve the mental, physical and spiritual growth of women and their families

  16. Cherub Child Care Referral...
    CHERUB Nannies is the premiere nanny service for fine families in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

  17. Collapse of the Black Family...
    Freelance writer and blog consultant La Shawn Barber offers politically conservative commentary from a Christian point of view.

  18. Concrete Solutions...
    To provide Concrete Solutions to the problems faced by African Americans. I invite everyone to contibute your real solutions to this site. No more empty talk from the so-called Black Leadership.

  19. Family Digest - Smarter Healthier Happier Families...
    Family Digest Magazine is Black America’s Number Family, Relationship and Parenting Magazine.

  20. Family Education...
    We empower learners of all ages to reach their full potential. Welcome to Family Education Network, the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids.

  21. Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site...
    The Moye-Davis-Fisher African-American Family Tree Home Page.

  22. First Things First: African American Family Facts...
    Facts about the African American Family.

  23. Freedom Youth Academy ...
    The academy provides an atmosphere and opportunity for the inner city at-risk children and youth to learn how to prepare themselves for today's society.

  24. Gary's Homework Help Page...
    Resources for your childs homework.

  25. Gladney Center ...
    An international leader in adoption and maternity services specializing in international and domestic adoptions.

  26. Hale House Center...
    Hale House offers a vital support network for generations of families through its new and innovative educational programming and parent and child support services.

  27. Jack & Jill of America, Inc....
    A family organization providing cultural, social, civic, and recreational activities that stimulate and expand the mind to enhance life.

  28. Live and Learn...
    Your gateway to educational resource materials, free software, informative articles, online games plus educational links for teachers and parents.

  29. Mama's Boyz...
    The Mama's Boyz comic strip follows the lives of an African-American mom raising her two teenage sons.

  30. Maryland Black Family Alliance...
    African American Leaders Launch "Maryland Black Family Alliance".

  31. Maya Angelou's Black Family Pledge...
    Black Family Pledge By Dr. Maya Angelou.

  32. Melanet's Watoto World...
    The Website for African American Children, parents & educators.

  33. Midwest Black Family Reunion...
    The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in August 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  34. Mocha Moms - Stay at Home Mothers of Color ...
    A support group for stay at home mothers of color with information on child rearing and other family topics.

  35. National Black Child Development Institute ...
    Our Mission is to improve and protect the quality of life for children and families.

  36. National Council of Negro Women ...
    Organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities.

  37. NKDEP's Black Family Reunion Initiative...
    NKDEP is encouraging African Americans to talk about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease.

  38. Praying Single Mothers ...
    PSM represents mothers from all facets of life: single, divorced, separated, surrogate, foster and widowed. All of which have one common goal, daily trusting God.

  39. Robin Wright King...
    Features author Robin Wright King, her book Papa Was A Rolling Stone: A Daughter’s Journey to Forgiveness and the impact of fatherlessness for Black women.

  40. S.H.A.P.E Community Center ...
    Provides programs and activities aimed at empowering adults to regain control of their lives, homes, and communities.

  41. Stand for Children...
    Every child deserves one thing: A fair chance in life.

  42. TerryHowcott.com...
    Black people and families, and Black Same Gender Loving couples and families. Broad and Black is the theme. Asset map is a social Work term. A Thinker’s Greenspace is the site’s publishing page.

  43. The Black Parenting Blog...
    Helping Black parents is the key to helping black families.

  44. The Center for Black Women's Wellness, Inc....
    The Center's primary purpose is to improve the mental, physical and spiritual growth of women and their families and the economic growth of communities.

  45. The Future of the Black Family...
    A series that takes an introspective look at the black family unit.

  46. The Virtuous Girl ...
    On this website, you can discover that there’s a God in Heaven who loves you and who is watching over you, and also discover how to fulfill your destiny. Here you can check out our poll, pick up some Smakin’ Snacks, see which one of us you’re like on our quizzes page, and discover real friendship and beauty secrets.

  47. UGA Center for Family Research ...
    Using Research to Promote Strong Families and Positive Development.

  48. Watoto World...
    African educational resources for black families and educators.

  49. Why Our Black Families Are Failing...
    There is a crisis of unprecedented magnitude in the black community, one that goes to the very heart of its survival.

  50. 5Linx ...
    The 5Linx Energy program helps you save money on natural gas and electricity! Residentral and business offers available! For more information on how you can save money on your energy bills go to.














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