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  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/06/09
    Child Watch® Column: "A Look at Race, Incarceration, and American Values"
    Glenn Loury, a professor in the Department of Economics at Brown University, has long been one of the nation's most outspoken Black intellectuals. For many years he was a leading conservative voice on topics like affirmative action, and whenever he focuses on a policy issue affecting the Black community, people pay attention...
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/27/09
    Child Watch® Column: "The Growing Problem of Over-Policing Our Schools"
    Imagine being four years old and put into handcuffs because you and your friend wouldn't take a nap in your pre-K class. Or being five years old, handcuffed, and taken away from your school by ambulance to a hospital psychiatric ward after throwing a tantrum in the kindergarten room. These scenarios might sound far-fetched...
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children® Report - Moments and Each Day in America for Children
    CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on what happens to children every second, minute, hour, and each day in America.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/17/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Eternity Isn't Forever"
    "Eternity means forever. Perhaps a mother who names her child Eternity hopes it will be a talisman to ward off the dangers that stalk poor and crime-ridden neighborhoods. Sadly, with the gun violence that is so pervasive in many of our communities, too many parents live with a paralyzing fear that their children may not be safe from those dangers...."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 06/27/08
    Child Watch® Column: "We Must Pay Attention to the Rise of Gun Violence"
    "Over a 48-hour period this Memorial Day weekend, 21 people were shot in New York City, six fatally. A gunman opened fire on a crowd in a shopping district in Queens and wounded five people. A 15-year-old was killed while leaving a party in Manhattan. A 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were wounded in Harlem..."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 06/20/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Mothers Rocking the Prison Cradle"
    "Many mothers who experience childbirth are coached through labor in a hospital maternity ward with supportive doctors and nurses. Their husbands may capture the birth with a video camera. After the baby's bawling first breaths, mother and child bond in a joyous embrace.."
  • 06/09/08
    Marian Wright Edelman's La Columna Child Watch®: "Informe del CDF sobre armas de fuego revela un alza en las muertes de adolescentes y jóvenes"
    Imag??nese una bala disparada de una pistola semiautom??tica perforando la oscuridad de la noche a una velocidad mayor que la del sonido, a m??s de 1.200 pies por segundo, una distancia equivalente a cuatro canchas de f??tbol americano. Luego imag??nese esa bala perforando el cuerpo de un ni??o como ladrillo que atraviesa el cristal de una ventana.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 06/09/08
    Child Watch® Column: "CDF Gun Report Shows Increase of Child and Teen Deaths"
    "Imagine a bullet fired from a semiautomatic pistol, moving through the night darkness faster than the speed of sound—more than 1,200 feet per second or four football fields end to end. Now imagine that bullet slamming into the body of a child like a brick through a picture window...."
  • 05/28/08
    Protect Children, Not Guns 2008
    The Children's Defense Fund's 2008 report on the affect gun violence has on our society and our children.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 05/16/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Congress Must Act to Protect Young Detainees from Abuse"
    "In recent years, the Children's Defense Fund has received horrifying reports of the physical and sexual abuse of children and teens in juvenile correctional facilities. There are accounts of children being forced to eat their own vomit, of children being left naked for weeks in small isolation cells with nothing but a hole in the floor for a toilet...."
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