President Barack Obama, right, with former President Bill Clinton, left, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Autism Often Undetected in Black Kids
By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Areva Martin watched her youngest child play with growing concern. Marty was almost 18 months old and he didn’t play like other kids his age. Instead of racing toy cars on a track or across the floor, Marty would organize them in lines. He did the same thing with crayons. Instead of scribbling on paper or trying to color, he would just line them up.
When she was crowned Miss Israel last February, it was the proverbial shot heard 'round the world; an Ethiopian born Jewish woman had just won the prestigious title of Miss Israel. For twenty-one year old Yityish Aynaw it was literally a rebirth. She was orphaned before her thirteenth birthday, after the separate deaths of both parents in the small northern village she had grown up in, running barefoot through endless days of play.
WASHINGTON (AP)- Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools _ from low expectations to bullying to out-of-date technology and textbooks _ than those who are affluent or white, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs