www.digitalsistas.net Despite the dot-com crash, the job market is still looking for skilled professionals in technology and new media fields. This Web site calls itself an "on- and offline community for African American women in New Media and Technology created to respond to the growing needs of African American women in technology." Conferences and networking events around the country are posted.
www.verbnow.com and www.verbparents.com
American kids are said to spend an average of six hours a day listening to music, watching television or surfing the Internet. With cuts in physical education programs in the schools, kids just don't get enough exercise. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to encourage families to do more positive things together. The purpose of VERB is to promote healthful lifestyles among 9- to 13-year-olds ("tweens") by increasing healthful activities and displacing unhealthful and risky behavior. These two Web sites give stats and tips on ways tweens can increase their activity and how parents can help. Verbnow.com also has contests for trips to New York City and monthly things to do to keep busy and improve overall health.
- Shauna Scott Rhone
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