‘Native American’ Halloween costumes debase cultures and communities

A night of fun for some potentially damages children’s mental health and self-identity, experts say   It’s October, which of course means Halloween is near. Many people now pair picking out a costume with a discussion of cultural appropriation, and Native Americans are often one of the first cultures discussed as being appropriated. However, trick-or-treaters Read More »

Think Pink-October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Contributed by Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton  Come Oct. 1, be prepared for the pink-out. For more than 30 years, October has been observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 40,000 women and 2,000 men annually are diagnosed with the disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show. Those figures do not include recently published American Cancer Read More »