Boys

It’s not a secret that African-Americans living at or below the poverty line —especially Black boys— have the worst drop out rates in the nation. But a new study suggests that one way to lower those statistics is to hire more Black teachers. According to Quartz, researchers from Johns Hopkins are working on a paper […]

In this edition of Joy Living, Erica Campbell talks about the single woman’s tendency to sometimes misread the signs they’re getting from guys they’re interested in. First, she tackles the text messages, which is a major source of miscommunication and confusion in dating these days. Often, Erica says, we women can get caught up in […]

In this edition of Joy Living, Erica Campbell talks about the single woman’s tendency to sometimes misread the signs they’re getting from guys they’re interested in. First, she tackles the text messages, which is a major source of miscommunication and confusion in dating these days. Often, Erica says, we women can get caught up in […]

Ty* sits in his drug rehab group for another week. But, this week he decides to share why he’s been so angry most of his life, how he started using drugs and why he has had so many unsuccessful relationships. Ty says, “I just don’t have another run in me. I’ve been in and out […]

Stepping into Levels Barbershop in Harlem, New York, visitors hear the sounds of buzzing clippers filling the room, a basketball game on TV blending into the background and a conversation about politics engaging all the adults in the barbershop. It could be a scene from the popular film “Barbershop.” But there is one thing that […]