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  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/09/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Courage to Beat the Odds"
    "Imagine being alone on a battlefield facing new enemies each and every day. There are few visible avenues of retreat or escape and few resources to help you survive. But by dint of inner strength, you not only survive, you prevail."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/02/07
    Child Watch® Column: "From School Yard to Prison Yard"
    "In a number of America's upper-income communities, parents like generations of family members before them preregister their children at birth for blue-chip nursery schools in hopes of placing them on the path to Ivy League and other top-tier universities. By contrast, millions of Black and Latino children from poor families with no or few stimulating prekindergarten opportunities never make it onto the college track."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/26/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Fighting the Culture Battle for Our Children's Future"
    "Compared to today, many of the messages that our children received from popular culture in the 1960s and 70s were positive or at least not harmful. We all remember the Motown love ballads of groups like "The Temptations" who sang songs with lyrics like: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May. I guess you'd say, 'What can make me feel this way?' My girl…." Marvin Gaye's What's Happening Brother album offered a commentary on war, poverty, drug abuse and pollution"
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/19/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Oratory and Baseball are Strong Diversions from the Prison Pipeline"
    "This is one of a series of Child Watch® Columns on dismantling America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline. Young people get on the prison track for a variety of reasons—they fall in with the wrong crowd, they have few positive adult influences in their lives, they are not engaged in positive activities."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/12/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Childhood Obesity -- A Growing Epidemic"
    "Children around the world face life-threatening nutrition problems. The international child relief organization, Save the Children, says that each year, chronic long-term malnutrition contributes to the deaths of approximately 6.5 million children worldwide."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/28/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Dr. Asa Hilliard -- Scholar Liberator"
    "We lost a giant in August when educator, psychologist and historian Asa G. Hilliard III died while leading a study tour in Egypt. Asa Hilliard was a pioneering scholar who sought a greater balance in the history curriculum as it is taught in American elementary and secondary schools and at the university level."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/28/07
    Child Watch® Column: "A Call to Action to Dismantle the Cradle to Prison Pipeline"
    "The Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution as a roadmap to, as the Preamble says, "establish justice," "promote the general welfare" and "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." Somehow over the last 220 years, our nation lost its way and developed a system that has established America as the prison capital of the world."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/21/07
    Child Watch® Column: "President Bush's New Health Rules are Wrong for Children"
    "Late on a Friday afternoon in the middle of the August congressional recess, after the House and Senate passed legislation reauthorizing and extending the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the Bush Administration issued harsh and restrictive rules for SCHIP that would make it virtually impossible for states to extend health coverage to many of America's more than nine million uninsured children."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/14/07
    Child Watch® Column: "We Will Not Be Silent About the Jena Six"
    "I'm writing to urge all of my readers to take action and demand justice for the African American youths known as "the Jena Six." These young men, all teenagers, are in great peril of being condemned to long prison terms for allegedly participating in a school fight in the small rural town of Jena, Louisiana. Mychal Bell, 17, has already been convicted by an all-White jury of aggravated second-degree battery and may be sentenced to as much as 15 years and a $10,000 fine at a hearing scheduled for September 20th."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/07/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Free the Jena Six"
    "The recent conviction of Black high school student Mychal Bell in the small rural town of Jena, Louisiana, demonstrates why the struggle for civil rights and equal justice must continue with renewed vigor. In a vindictive miscarriage of justice, LaSalle Parish District Attorney J. Reed Walters brought the full weight of his office as a prosecutor down on Bell, 17, who may face a 15-year prison term for aggravated second-degree battery for participating in a school fight."
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