Star Genleah Swain, an assistant principal at Jefferson County Middle/High School in Florida, is now the toast of the internet after an impromptu video of her delivering a powerful and captivating performance of the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial while on vacation went viral.
The video, recorded June 16, has been viewed more than 7 million times on Facebook after R&B singer Nay Michelle shared it on her page on June 24.
Swain, 34, told the Tallahassee Democrat that she and her family were in Washington, D.C. on vacation two weeks ago with Marcus Henderson, minister of music at her church, and his family, along with Godby High Assistant Principal Benny Bolden and his family when the recording was done. more >>
A man known for his ability to recite 20 books of the Bible from memory has released a study Bible that reveals his techniques.
Tom Meyer, member of Wordsower International Ministries and a professor at Shasta Bible College in California, released last week. The book is written in a format that Meyer says will help people memorize verses and even entire chapters of the Bible.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Meyer explained that the study Bible came from what he believed was a vacancy among study books. more >>
In what will be remembered as one of the most memorable moments in the history of the BET awards show, actor and civil rights activist Jesse Williams, best known for his role on "Grey's Anatomy," delivered an impassioned speech on race Sunday night.
Williams, 34, who has also been an active voice in the Black Lives Matter movement since 2014, was honored with the Humanitarian Award prior to making the speech. He spoke after a video featuring himself, Harry Belafonte, Nate Parker and Debbie Allen talking about using their fame to push for racial justice.
"Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country. The activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. Alright? It's kind of basic mathematics. The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize," he said after thanking his parents and wife. more >>
Helicopter parenting can produce children with anxiety and depression. Pushing children to excel in many things to the point of perfectionism will end up making them too self-critical and may develop mental health conditions.
Pitfalls of Helicopter Parenting
Helicopter parenting is an intrusive type of parental behaviors that can affect children in a mentally-negative way. According to the study published in the Journal of Personality, researchers from the National University of Singapore found that children who come from this type of parenting often end up becoming too self-critical which can be debilitating in terms of self-growth. Their parents' high expectations can lead them to not being risktakers for the fear of committing mistakes. They also fear asking for help when they need it which could reinforce the development of mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. more >>
The recent directive by the Obama Administration that all public schools must provide transgender access — a directive that would allow any boy into girls' shower facilities, locker rooms, and restrooms — has stirred considerable parental and political resistance nationwide.
It is, however, but the latest in an ongoing series of provocations connected to public schools.
Over the past hundred years, controversy has arisen over whether public schools should have prayer or Bible readings, reject or exclude from school libraries certain controversial books, teach evolution or intelligent design, include school-based clinics, feature graphic sex education (and at what ages), adopt certain perspectives on American history, and use books that positively portray same-sex marriage or abortion. more >>
Conservative groups are expressing concern for student rights following New York City Public Schools' recent LGBT Pride Celebration.
Earlier this week, NYC Public Schools held what has been described as their "first ever" LGBT pride celebration for students and their families.
"Hundreds of LGBT students, their parents and teachers came together Tuesday for the first LGBT pride celebration at the [Tweed] courthouse in Manhattan," reported Fox 5, noting that hundreds were in attendance. more >>