Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt: Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence

How would you define a healthy relationship? Trust? Faithfulness? Support? Communication? Although some may feel these values should be ideal, not everyone ends up in a stable loving relationship. For instance, during adolescent years, individuals are in their most influential stage. This is the time teenagers begin to develop dating habits that may influence their future relationship decisions into adulthood. Among adult victims of sexual assault, physical abuse, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, 22% of women and 15% of men initially encountered a form of partner violence between the…

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Colorism: Light vs. Dark

The Brown Paper Bag Test. Are you familiar with it? It is a discriminatory method that was designed with the mere purpose of segregating African American individuals based solely on their skin complexion. If your skin tone was lighter than the paper bag, it was presumed you were more attractive. If you were darker than the paper bag, you were deemed unattractive. Although the idea of a bag determining what persons are appealing and good-looking is completely absurd, the notion is still present in today’s society. For instance, look at…

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Hype TV Show Watch Party Wants You

Join us for the Hype TV show watch party on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm located at Centre Square, 1500 Market Street, Lower Mezzanine, Philadelphia, PA 19102. The Hype’s featured subject for the week is entitled “You’re Not Really Black” which centers on individuals’ preconceived notions and stereotypes concerning what constitutes ‘blackness’ in a person. This will be a great time for adults and youth to come together to discuss topics including racial/ethnicity issues that adolescents encounter today. Please note that although admission is FREE, it…

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