Published on Feb 2, 2013
A school in Washington DC is making a difference for young African-American girls. Many of their families live below the poverty line of $35,000 for a family of four, in communities where more than half of all students drop out before they reach high school. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on how this special school is turning around the lives of girls.
Published on Oct 24, 2012 by VOAvideo
More than 7,000 girls in New York City become pregnant by the age of 17 each year. Nearly two-thirds have abortions. Now, some New York public high schools are expanding a program to provide birth control to students as young as 14 who request it. That expansion has become controversial with some parents. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
It’s that time of the month again for Erika Dyer and she is psycho on her cycle. Her husband Lonnie has had just about enough of her insane behavior. It seems every month Lonnie’ life is turned upside down, disrespected and his happiness teeters on his wife’s pre menstrual syndrome. In need of support Erika decides to throw a period party with her girlfriends Karen and Letty and together they have an angry feast. She is cramping, in heat and eating up everything she sees.
Chapter plays roles in her music using “Satire” which is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.
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Nov 10, 2011
In South Korea, an 18 year old has committed suicide in the city of Daejeon – just hours before he was due to take a university entrance exam.
Teen suicide rates have risen by more than a third in the last decade – and the intense pressure to succeed academically is often the cause.
Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.
Jun 22, 2011
It’s the sole New York school reachable only by ferry, a short ride from the lower tip of Manhattan to Governors Island, a 70-hectare former military base where birds and trees greatly outnumber human visitors. The Urban Assembly Harbor School is located in a renovated Coast Guard building. A basketball court and a garden tended by students flank the entrance; inside, the rooms include a greenhouse, an aquaponics lab where tilapia and oysters are raised, and a boat-building workshop, where a sloop patterned on one that sailed the harbor in 1849 is under construction.