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domingo, 16 de septiembre de 2012

WATCH: Empire State Pride Agenda Names New Executive Director

WATCH: Empire State Pride Agenda Names New Executive Director: Schaefer most recently was director of public policy at the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City. He administered all advocacy, organizing, and government relations aspects of the agency and led the coalition that partnered with the Obama ...

African-American Christians and pastors weigh religious concerns in looming ...


African-American Christians and pastors weigh religious concerns in looming ...

Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. That's a worrisome message for the nation's first African-American president, ...

Venezuela: Up in smoke

Venezuela: Up in smoke: Much of this windfall has also been spent on social projects, helping to reduce poverty from 44 per cent in 1998 to 27 per cent in 2011, according to government statistics. But investment has been scrimped on, and the cost to PDVSA's operational ...





Report: 1 in 3 Mexican drug suspects go to prison

Report: 1 in 3 Mexican drug suspects go to prison: America's ambassador to the United Nations says there's "no daylight" between the United States and Israel when it comes to stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. But Susan Rice also says...Full Story. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Native American 'Big Time' celebration will go on despite fee dispute


Native American 'Big Time' celebration will go on despite fee dispute

PIONEER, CA - An annual harvest celebration at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park that had been cancelled in a dispute over park entry fees will take place as originally scheduled, according to an event organizer. The Ione Band of Miwok Indians ...

Hundreds march in NYC to mark Occupy anniversary

Hundreds march in NYC to mark Occupy anniversary: They are images Americans had never seen before. Jubilant young men and women in military uniforms marching beneath a rainbow flag in a gay-pride parade. Soldiers and sailors returning from .... NEW YORK (AP) - About 300 people observing the ...

Gay-Porn Actor Tim Dax Says He Was Tricked Into Appearing In “Innocence of ...

Gay-Porn Actor Tim Dax Says He Was Tricked Into Appearing In “Innocence of ...: Till now Tim Dax was best known for the unique tattoos that covered most of his face, and appearances in everything from an episode of CSI (above) to a solo scene in the gay-porn flick Folsom Undercover. But now Dax, who calls himself “straight with a ...

Gay couples in TN just want marriages recognized

Gay couples in TN just want marriages recognized: There are more than 140,000 gay American couples in legal marriages, domestic partnerships or civil unions, research from University of California's Williams Institute shows. There's no way to quantify how many live in Tennessee. The 2010 Census showed ...

The Punks on G Street: Tracking Cuba's Rebellious Youth 50 Years After the ...

The Punks on G Street: Tracking Cuba's Rebellious Youth 50 Years After the ...: The Punks on G Street: Tracking Cuba's Rebellious Youth 50 Years After the Revolution I met Liván, Takeshi and the rest of their band of frikis—rock and metal fans of the punk-and-anarchist subcategory—around nine one Thursday night on the median of ...

Night of the casseroles

Night of the casseroles: What kind of noise did you hear ringing out through the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday night? It was not the sound of appreciative applause. It was the sound of saucepan bashing, yes. Thousands took to the streets and marched to Plaza de Mayo to ...

African-American Christians waver over vote


African-American Christians waver over vote

Bernard, whose endorsement is much sought-after in New York and beyond, voted for Obama in 2008. He said he's unsure ... Bryant, who opposes gay marriage, said the president's position on marriage is "at the heart" of the problem. Bryant was traveling ...

Venezuela blasts US criticism over drugs

Venezuela blasts US criticism over drugs:
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Saturday rejected as unsubstantiated a new U.S. report that accused President Hugo Chavez's government of failing to fight the drugs trade. Chavez, a socialist seeking re-election next month, is a ferocious critic of ...


KGMI

American prison labor means longer unemployment lines

American prison labor means longer unemployment lines: American Power Source makes military clothing in Fayette, Ala., but its government contract expires in October. Federal Prison Industries – which also operates under the name UNICOR will snag the work, and leave the task to inmates. FPI has the first ...

Wedding rings vs. child poverty

Wedding rings vs. child poverty:
A few days ago, we learned an alarming fact from the U.S. Census Bureau: 46.2 million Americans are poor, a record high that's unchanged since 2010. Some say the dismayingly high poverty rate, stuck at 15%, is just the latest sign of a weak economic ...


New York Daily News

Poverty forcing girls into marriage

Poverty forcing girls into marriage:
At times of severe drought, parents pushed to the wall by poverty and hunger are marrying their daughters at even younger ages. A girl married off is one less mouth to feed, and the dowry money she brings in goes to feed others. "Families are using ...


San Francisco Chronicle

For-profits recognised for capacity to cut poverty

For-profits recognised for capacity to cut poverty: Private universities' role in cutting poverty is why the IFC invests in three in Brazil: two giants, Anhanguera and Estácio de Sá, with 650,000 students between them, and the smaller Maurício de Nassau. Full report on The Economist site. Disclaimer ...

Woodward's mental state could be key factor in trial

Woodward's mental state could be key factor in trial: “It's not that they're an insane, quote unquote, person, but that because of a mental health disorder or psychotic episode at the time the incident occurred, they were legally insane which would give them a (defense),” said David Jancha, an Orlando ...





Utah man accused of bilking elderly Californians

Utah man accused of bilking elderly Californians: A Utah County man already found to have committed widespread fraud has been arrested on a warrant from California, where he is charged with stealing more than $1 million from elderly clients. Brian Jared Smith, 36, Lehi, owner of Smart Assets LLC ...

Florida jobs picture may be worse than it appears


Florida jobs picture may be worse than it appears

In a historical context, Florida, with its large older population, has always had a lower labor participation rate than most states. Its current rate is more than 3 percent below the national average. It means 40 percent of "able-bodied, non-elderly ...

Global health group seeks to "save brains" as well as lives

Global health group seeks to "save brains" as well as lives: ... government, is putting 11.8 million Canadian dollars ($12 million) into 11 projects in developing countries from Thailand to Pakistan to Bangladesh to Colombia aimed at helping children flourish and pull themselves and their countries out of poverty.





Colombia peace deal would pay dividends

Colombia peace deal would pay dividends: The World Bank has said that poverty in Colombia declined from an estimated 50 per cent of the population in 1964 to 19 per cent in 1992, but there are wide disparities and the figure would be much improved if peace were established. Colombia's Farc ...

How Do We Create More Jobs? Support Latino Entrepreneurs

How Do We Create More Jobs? Support Latino Entrepreneurs: In an election dominated by a single issue – jobs - politicians are overlooking one constituency that's already jumpstarting the economy and driving down unemployment: Latino entrepreneurs. According to a new Council on Foreign Relations paper written ...

Latinos Believe in the American Dream, Polls Say

Latinos Believe in the American Dream, Polls Say: New York – Even with an unemployment rate hovering at around 10 percent, a struggling economy and a slew of states implementing strict immigration law, Latinos still have faith in the American Dream, according to an exclusive poll released by Fox News ...

Poverty Underlay Marikana - Zuma

Poverty Underlay Marikana - Zuma: The Marikana tragedy had highlighted the continuing deep levels of poverty, unemployment and inequality in South Africa, while emphasising the need to speed up transformation of the country's mining sector, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on ...





Women Play an Integral Role in Poverty Reduction in Latin America ...

Women Play an Integral Role in Poverty Reduction in Latin America ...: Over the past decade, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made great strides in pushing inequality and poverty to historic lows. The recent World Bank ...