Published on Mar 8, 2013
Despite platitudes about living in a race-blind society, a new study from Brandeis University shows that the wealth gap between Whites and Blacks tripled in the last 25 years. The study surveyed 1,700 households of working age between 1984 and 2009. There’s no better to see how wealth and race meet face-to-face than Washington, DC. RT producer Gavino Garay sits down with Maurice Jackson, Professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University, to understand why, after so many years of racial ‘equality,’ Blacks are nowhere near the same socioeconomic status as Whites.
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Study published in The Journal of Sex Research
Published on Nov 30, 2012 by RTAmerica
According to a recent study, adult film actresses are happier, spiritually healthier and have higher self-esteem than other women. This is contrary to the belief that most of the women who have chosen the career path are drug attics and compelled to the industry due to a history of sexual abuse. Chanel Preston, adult film actress, joins us for more on the study.
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Published on Nov 28, 2012 by NTVKenya
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development on Wednesday released grim statistics on Violence against children in Kenya. The statistics indicate that violence against children is a growing vice that is hindering growth and development in the country.
Venkman (Bill Murray) conducts ESP testing, always passing the cute female student (Jennifer Runyon), and continually shocking the male student (Steven Tash).
Louis Theroux’s follow-up film to his 2007 original expose of the Westboro Baptist Church; “The most hated family in America”.
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About avoiding relationships with cheaters and abusers.
“#1 – don’t be a booty call.”
Lyfe Jennings drops his official music video for his controversial yet educational new single “Statistics”. “Statistics” is dedicated to single women looking for love, and was inspired by Steve Harvey’s book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”.
If you don’t know where you are this is Statistics 101
and I’m your teacher Lyfe Jennings in the flesh baby.
Books out. Let’s go!
25% of all men are unstable
25% of all men can’t be faithful
30% of them don’t mean what they say
and 10% of the remaining 20 is gay
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Season 4 – It’s All Connected
Season 5 – The Last Word
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Harry Smith spoke with parenting expert Cooper Lawrence about a new study that says spanking leads to aggression in children.
n = 500.
“Half of them were told to refrain from looking at a woman’s breasts for five years, the others were told to ogle them daily.”
According to a German study (gotta love them Germans), men who stared at breasts more often showed lower rates of heart problems, a lower resting heart rate and lower blood pressure.
DJ Academe’s theory, which has been formed not from reading the article, but from watching the video and pondering a bit:
Men whose breast-ogling activity was legitimized by the study felt good about looking at breasts. Men who were told not to look at breasts for five years felt guilty or otherwise conflicted when they inevitably looked at breasts over a period of five years, so this study created conditions that gave them higher rates of heart problems, a higher resting heart rate and higher blood pressure.
Given that the source is Fitness Magazine, the numbers are skewed. However, they do a good job of connecting a woman’s body image to her sexuality.