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YSB DROPS THE SCIENCE ON PHAT CAREERS FOR THE FUTURE, ALL BLACK MALE CLASSES AND DAUGHTERS OF THE DIASPORA

 WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "Stepping Out Into the Brave New World of Science and Technology," is the lead feature in YSB's second annual career issue this March. The detailed article provides readers with the lowdown on hot career paths in engineering, biotechnology, computer technology and the environment, and reports on how young students can jump start in these fields.
 For young folks willing to employ some elbow grease, dedication and initiative, the feature "Fast Food, Fast Cash," gives the scoop on getting on the fast track in fast food management, with or without college.
 Separate, but necessary is the bottom line expressed by advocates of special training of young black boys in the feature, "All Male Classrooms." With all-male classes already implemented in some Detroit, Chicago and Baltimore inner-city schools, supporters of the programs say this fresh approach to educating young African-American men is an attempt to curb the high dropout and incarceration rates among black males. Black community leaders, school administrators and teachers who work in the programs emphasize that the classes build character and promote brotherhood.
 In celebration of International Working Women's Month, African- American women are also recognized in this issue. The column "What's Going On" features heroine Maria W. Stewart, the first American-born woman of any race to lecture in public in the United States. Orator, writer, and freedom fighter against racism and sexism, Stewart is described as "a significant historical figure hidden in plain sight," by author Marilyn Richardson, who penned the book "Maria W. Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer." Writings by Stewart and 200 other women of African descent from the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, including Queen of Sheba, are featured in "Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings of Women of African Descent from Ancient Egyptian to the Present," reviewed in the "Bookin'" section.
 And "Reflections," written this month by 23-year-old Ipeleng Kgositsile, continues the international theme by linking the fight for freedom and equality in Africa and in America. The daughter of South African and African-American parents, Kgositisile describes the similarities and differences in the liberation struggles of blacks in the United States and South Africa.
 Lastly, don't miss a fashionable look at peoples and styles of the African diaspora showcased in "Fashion: Of a Different Hue." A cross-cultural mix of models of black, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Haitian and Jewish descent present the hot, new Afrocentric fashions being introduced this spring. Young designer and entrepreneur Terris Bolden also knows what time it is and is ambitiously marketing his "X-time" watches with the help of a few black celebrities and local businessmen. Check the goods in the "What's Going On" column, "Own It."
 YSB 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 toward African Americans.
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 /CONTACT: Patricia M. Symonds or Shelley Walker of YSB Magazine, 202-298-8063/


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