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YSB'S SECOND ANNIVERSARY MARKED BY SOLID BACK-TO-SCHOOL PACKAGE AND DEBUT OF TWO NEW SECTIONS

 WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The September 1993 issue marks YSB magazine's second anniversary and another successful year of feeding information to growing minds. This year's annual back-to-school issue, "Just Schoolin': Black to the Future," covers the range of educational options available to young African Americans ages 16-24 and offers one success story after another to emphasize the point.
 In the lead feature, "The Truth About Dropping Out," former high school dropouts share their rationales for quitting early, the problems they faced afterwards, their subsequent decisions to seek a degree, and what it took to finally earn their high school diploma or equivalency. Experts address the larger problem of prevention and report that the dropout rate for African American students is declining.
 But is there life after high school? YSB recognizes that every student isn't cut out for or interested in going to college. "Success Through Vocational Education" drops the word on "hot" career opportunities available to young people who are preparing themselves for the job market through trade schools and associate degrees.
 The college-bound crowd isn't left hanging, either. With many feeling the heat right about now, anxious and uncertain about what to expect, YSB's "College Daze: Getting through the Maze" eases readers' minds about the freshman-year transition. The story also touches on real-life issues such as alienation of African American students at predominantly white schools and offers advice from students who have experienced the first-year woes. The feature also includes survival tips for students who choose to live at home and attend college.
 Moving on strong into its third year, in this issue YSB introduces two new forums for young voices and ideas: "By You" features poetry and will soon include fiction, photographs and illustrations submitted by readers; and "Hooking Up," a pen pal column to connect readers from around the way and around the world.
 In keeping with its mission, YSB editor Frank Dexter Brown says, "The magazine will continue to assist African American teen-agers and young adults in coping with the serious social concerns and pressing issues they regular confront." He adds, "over the past two years we've tackled the issues of drugs, AIDS, rape, guns in schools, racism, police brutality, Black-on-Black violence and sexual harassment." In addition, personal messages from prominent African Americans, such as Mae Jemison, Maya Angelou and Marian Wright Edelman, have offered hope and let young sisters and brothers know that their elders care.
 Since its debut in September 1991, YSB has won huge props from colleagues in the magazine industry, including two nominations as finalists in the general excellence and design categories of the 1993 National Magazine Awards. It was the only African American and teen- age/young adult publication this year to receive such a nomination.
 YSB (Young Sisters and Brothers), the first publication to target African Americans ages 16 to 24 with lifestyle information, is published by Paige Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Black Entertainment Television (BET). BET is the nation's first and only cable television network providing quality programming targeted to African Americans.
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 /CONTACT: Patricia Symonds or Shelley Walker of YSB Magazine, 703-875-3923/


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