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Gun violence and racism are the causes of toxic stress in the nation's youngest people.

US pediatricians are taking on a new role and fighting bigotry and violence in children who've been traumatized it.
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Patrick M. Oliver, founder and program manager, Say It Loud! Readers and Writers has been invited to the 5th Annual Anguilla Literary Festival as special writer and presenter.

The Anguilla Litfest will be held on Thursday, May 19th through Saturday, May 22, 2016 at Paradise Cove Resorts, Anguilla.

Oliver will participate on a panel discussion titled Inspiring Young Readers and Writers on Saturday, May 22nd.

Patrick will also sign copies of his latest book, "On My Own: Vision Board Guidebook for Young People" and the 10th anniversary issue of "Turn the Page and You Don't Stop: Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth. "

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"It's not that we need to convince these young people, one at a time, that school is important and they need to work hard and have high aspirations. It's more that we need to give them opportunities to be who they really want to be, not who they feel constrained to be because of their position in the social structure."
"They're stuck in a predicament that teaches them that that's who they are. And that that's how they fit into the world," says Harvard economist Ron Ferguson.
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"The Cook Up" D Watkins's bestselling
story of a Bmore crack dealer
Author, creative writing professor D Watkins joins
Literary Talk Nation
12:00 pm central
1:00 pm eastern
10:00 am pacific
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I taught the son of the family that spearheaded Compassionate Care in Arkansas. He was in corporate America, depressed, overweight, and on a lot of pills.
Sick, unhealthy, and nauseated more often than not, a doctor finally recommended marijuana for him. In time, he lost all of the weight, is now mentally and physically healthy (he sports wife beaters as soon as it gets hot). But most of all, he's a help, not a hindrance to his family.

Signatures needed Arkansas
Find a signing location near your home, workplace and sign today
Registered Voters, please
120k signatures needed to petition
Medical Marijuaha/Compassionate Care
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South Carolina Senator Gerald Malloy announced on Thursday, April 28 that the Senate will formally unveil a portrait of Senate Clementa C. Pinckney.
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  • Education, Writing
    Professor, Instructor, Artist, Friend, Mom, 2007 - present
  • Henderson State University
    Adjunct English Instructor, 2015
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  • Ouachita Technical College
    Adjunct English Professor, 2007 - 2008
  • Henderson State University
    Student Clerk, 2006 - 2007
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Contributing Writer Photographer, 1999 - 2005
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Ordinary woman interested in the extraordinary
I ponder events and circumstances through a pop culture, Afro-bohemian lens; create and produce higher education, culture, society, race, arts and entertainment content for social media.

Began writing at the University of Maryland using a video display terminal; interviewed people and praised them highly. Did the same as a freelance writer in Arkansas for an advertising section of the state paper (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette).

Today, I call it like I see it.

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Finished master's degree just two weeks before 40th birthday; raising active kid with a serious bout of autism, in Arkansas
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    English, BA
  • Henderson State University
    English/Mass Media, MLA
  • U.S. National Park Service
    Civil Rights Educator Institute (CREI), 2015 - 2015
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Hot Springs Middle School has light years to go before its administrators are prepared to protect bullied students from bullies. The school's tolerance for bullies who verbally harass and physically assault is astonishing. I heard the Hot Springs School District has a zero tolerance for student fighting.But I am literally watching a violent student whose assault is on camera, be escorted back and forth to the campus on the school bus after a violent incident. That student caught the bus home the day of the fight and caught the bus to school again in the morning, despite the fact that faculty and administrators were aware of her violengt assaiult and horrified, so they said, about the violence. Light years to go before there is an administraation in place at this school that protects its gifted academic achievers instead of reforming criminal elements that naturally or randomly occur in American societies.
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