Sunday, November 8, 2009
Can we believe these statistics?
They were posted online and I questioned their authenticity...
How can each of us help create positive change?
Are authors and entertainers instrumental in influencing societal behavoir?
What types of storylines are you most interested in?
Is this propaganda?
RL Taylor reads several chapters from his books. Listen by clicking here
-70% of all black children are born out of wedlock.
-62% of black families with children are headed by a single parent.
-85% of black children do not live in a home with their fathers.
-Only 15-20% of black children born today will grow up with 2 parents until age 16.
-70% of African-American boys in the criminal justice system come from single-parent homes.
-50% of all new AIDS cases are in the Black community which comprises only 12% of the population.
-85% of all AIDS cases in Atlanta are black women.
-African-Americans are 20 times more likely than other races to have gonorrhea.
-AIDS is now the #1 killer of black women, age 25-44.
-67% of black women with AIDS contracted HIV thru heterosexual sex.
-Black men in America engage in polygamous relationships, 3 1/2 times that of White or Hispanics.
-Nearly 2 million black males are either currently in a state or federal prison or have been in one.
-By age 30, only 52% of black women will marry compared to 81% of white women, 77% of Hispanics and Asians.
Can this be true? What can each of us do to help if it is?
RL Taylor hopes to create positivity through his writing.
To listen to RL reading excerpts from his novels click here
For a free 15 Chapter preview of his latest novel Champagne, Jellybeans, and Chocolate visit the official website at: http://www.rltayloronline.com/