Monday, March 23, 2009

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Study: African-American girls are 50 percent more likely to be bulimic than white girls

Eating disorders have long been characterized as a problem primarily affecting wealthy, white women and teenagers. But new research shows that black girls are more likely than whites to be bulimic.

Young women from low-income households were also more likely to be affected by bulimia, researchers found.

The study is based on information from a government database of 2,300 girls from schools in California, Ohio and Washington, D.C.

Girls were surveyed annually about their eating habits and body image between ages 9 and 20, and equal numbers of blacks and whites were included in the survey.

About 2.6 percent of black girls were found to be bulimic, compared to 1.7 percent of whites, the study said.

In addition, bulimia affected 3.3 percent of girls whose parents had a high school education, compared to 1.5 percent of girls in households where at least one parent had a college degree.

Lead researcher Michelle Goeree said the misconception that eating disorders are a "white woman's" problem comes from previous studies that focused on hospital admission data, which wouldn't include girls who don't seek professional help for their illness. In most states, treatment for eating disorders isn't covered by insurance.

"Who goes to the hospital? Those who have insurance. Who tends to have insurance? Wealthier, better-educated people," said Goeree, an economist at the University of Southern California.

Goeree said minority parents also may be less likely to recognize bulimic behavior, such as purging in their children.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jurnee Smollett named Youth Ambassador to Africa

Actress and activist Jurnee Smollett just returned to the States from Swaziland, South Africa and Botswana where she emphasized the benefits of self-empowerment and civic involvement. In honor of Women’s Health Month, Jurnee also educated young girls about sex, body image and HIV/AIDS. Her visit was hosted by the U.S. Embassy in line with its ongoing foreign exchange programs.

Jurnee is the youngest board member of Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), a non-profit organization working in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, advance human rights and equality, safeguard voting rights and assist, educate and empower children orphaned by AIDS as well as other at-risk youth.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

African-American teens travel to Africa in search of a sense of self

Sylvia, a 17-year-old young woman from a housing project in Atlanta's rough Thomasville Heights neighborhood knows the world is a much bigger place than what she's seen of it so far. She's self-aware enough to admit that she's not sure who she is yet, but is brave enough to try and figure that out. And she, somehow, hasn't been hardened by life so much that she's reluctant to share her thoughts and life with an inquisitive camera crew, casually talking about being a young African-American in today's America, when sometimes neither the "African" nor the "American" part of that demographic description feels accurate. And as one of the nine high-school students who embark on an educational journey to Africa, Sylvia and the documentary Black to Our Roots explores the physical, emotional, and psychological distances involved when exploring cultural and personal identity.

Black to Our Roots follows Sylvia--who appears to live in a tiny white cinder-block apartment with her mother, who doesn't quite understand why her daughter wants to go to Africa--Kweku, another Atlanta teen who grew up in a more traditionally African household, and seven other teens on this adventure. They've joined up with Cashawn Myers' HABESHA--an acronym that stands for "helping Africa by establishing schools at home and abroad"--an Atlanta-based youth outreach program. It's Black to Our Roots program enlists students for an educational, fundraising, and community service school-year endeavor that culminates in a three-week trip to Ghana in West Africa.

Roots, the documentary, focuses almost exclusively on the students, particularly Sylvia and Kweku, as they first join HABESHA and work as a group to raise the money for their trip. In interviews, they talk about their preconceived notions and misconceptions about Africa and what they hope to learn.

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