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jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2012

Median Household Income Drops Even More in South Florida

Median Household Income Drops Even More in South Florida: Median household income fell last year in South Florida to $48,880 in Broward, $40,552 in Miami-Dade and $48,953 in Palm Beach County, the Census Bureau found. Many South Floridians have adapted to job losses and pay cuts by attending local colleges ...

Carsey Institute: More Than 16 Million Children in Poverty in 2011

Carsey Institute: More Than 16 Million Children in Poverty in 2011: “It is important to understand young child poverty specifically, as children who are poor before age 6 have been shown to experience educational deficits, and health problems, with effects that span the life course,” the researchers said. To evaluate ...





22 percent of RI children living in poverty


22 percent of RI children living in poverty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than a fifth of children in Rhode Island are living in poverty, and over 10 percent are in extreme poverty. New Census data released Thursday show that 21.9 percent of children in the state fell below the federal poverty ...

46 Million in Poverty

46 Million in Poverty: The Housing Assistance Council (HAC), a national nonprofit that works for local organization to build affordable homes in rural areas, pointed out that poverty is greatest in America's rural regions and central cities. “The recent economic downturn is ...

Elections 2012: Abortion Debate Targets Native Students at University of New ...


Elections 2012: Abortion Debate Targets Native Students at University of New ...

Signs in the native protest said: “Racism is not pro-life” and “We will not be used to further your political purpose.” The Native students did not get into the abortion debate, responding instead about the negative depiction of Native Americans in the ...

Why Native Americans Really Don't Own United States of America

Why Native Americans Really Don't Own United States of America:
Not only has Indian title been the subject of an extensive legal literature since the very start of the American experiment — much of it written by scholars and reformers highly sympathetic toward Native Americans and their plight — but Indian land ...


Opposing Views

Both Campaigns Focusing Today On Florida

Both Campaigns Focusing Today On Florida: The data released this morning shows no decline in median household income and a poverty rate that remains flat at about 12 percent. New U.S. Census Bureau figures indicate a steadier economy in Minnesota. The data released this morning shows no ...

Census report: Number of Floridians in poverty rose as income gap widens


Census report: Number of Floridians in poverty rose as income gap widens

Seventeen percent of Florida's population – 3.1 million people -- lived in poverty in 2011, up from 16.5 percent in 2010 and above the 15.9 percent national average. According to the survey, 48.5 million people had income below the poverty rate in the ...

Report: Latino and African-American Media are Pro-Gay


Report: Latino and African-American Media are Pro-Gay

According to the report, "Public Opinion and Discourse on the Intersection of LGBT Issues and Race", a study of attitudes toward LGBTs and studies of Latino and African-American niche media show that pro-LGBT voices far outweigh anti-LGBT voices.

Poverty rises, earnings fall in Oregon last year, ACS data shows

Poverty rises, earnings fall in Oregon last year, ACS data shows: The number of Oregonians living below the federal poverty level climbed 1.6 percent in the same time frame, according to American Community Survey statistics released today. The new ... The jump was the second largest in the U.S., behind only Louisiana.





Household income drops by $5k in Lafayette

Household income drops by $5k in Lafayette: Overall, Louisiana was ranked the sixth poorest state, with a median household income of $41,734 percent. The national ... Fewer people in Lafayette Parish lived below the poverty line in 2011, when 17.9 percent in poverty, compared to 18.8 in 2010 ...

19000 Venezuelan voters may need to come to New Orleans to vote


19000 Venezuelan voters may need to come to New Orleans to vote

NEW ORLEANS-- AEROVOTAR.com was created in June 2012 after the National Electoral Center (CNE) of Venezuela arbitrarily chose not to open a polling station in Miami for 19,542 registered voters to cast their vote in the upcoming October 7 th national ...

Venezuela says refinery blaze under control


Venezuela says refinery blaze under control

Venezuela's oil minister said Thursday that a fire at the El Palito refinery is under control and that the plant is operating normally. "That fire is controlled. It's confined. We're putting it out," Rafael Ramirez, who is also president of state oil ...

Cuba says next US president has 'historic opportunity' to end embargo


Cuba says next US president has 'historic opportunity' to end embargo

HAVANA — Cuba's foreign minister says whoever wins America's presidential election has an 'historic opportunity” to end Washington's 50-year embargo on the island. Bruno Rodriguez isn't voicing a preference for either President Barack Obama or Mitt ...

East Lancashire students help poorest in Peru

East Lancashire students help poorest in Peru: School staff member Dawn Johnson said: “With the aid of sponsorship, they were able to deliver many food baskets to the poorest families around Pamplona and, having seen the scale of poverty there, they were really grateful for that.” While in Lima ...





More students enter college with severe mental illnesses

More students enter college with severe mental illnesses:
MU's Counseling Center is hosting a depression screening day for MU students Thursday. Computer stations across campus will provide assessments of depression and anxiety for participating students. The growing number of students who enter college ...


KBIA

No Military Welcome for Transgender Americans

No Military Welcome for Transgender Americans: The repeal of ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' ushered in a new era of acceptance in the armed forces for thousands of Americans. For almost two decades, the ban on out gay servicemembers was an issue fueling the LGBT-rights movement. With President Barack ...





Bank group warns of heightened risk of cyber attacks

Bank group warns of heightened risk of cyber attacks:
A financial services industry group warned U.S. banks, brokerages and insurers on Wednesday to be on heightened alert for cyber attacks after Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase experienced unexplained outages on their public websites. The Financial ...


GayToday

Treatment of juveniles in Florida's jails under scrutiny


Treatment of juveniles in Florida's jails under scrutiny

TALLAHASSEE - Representatives of the Southern Poverty Law Center, youth advocacy groups and the parents of juveniles in adult county jails will attend Thursday when a panel of the Florida Sheriffs Association meets in Ocala. They'll be asking the ...

Redistribution & reality

Redistribution & reality: Fidel Castro's confiscatory policies drove successful Cubans to flee to Florida, often leaving much of their physical wealth behind. But poverty-stricken refugees rose to prosperity again in Florida, while the wealth they left behind in Cuba did not ...

Venezuela: controlan fuego en segundo tanque de El Palito

Venezuela: controlan fuego en segundo tanque de El Palito: En Venezuela, tormentas eléctricas provocaron un incendio en la refinería El Palito. El alcalde de Puerto Cabello, Rafael Lacava, informó que se controló el fuego en el segundo tanque de nafta de esta refinería. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net ...

Petrobras seeking refining partners, regrets Venezuela delays

Petrobras seeking refining partners, regrets Venezuela delays: The CEO said it would be a "very significant" development if the Venezuelan company were to formalize its participation in the bi-national Abreu e Lima refinery in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco because "it's a company with a great deal ...

People Living in Poverty Rises 2.2 Million in '11


People Living in Poverty Rises 2.2 Million in '11

About 2.2 million more people lived in poverty in 2011 than the year before, bringing the total percentage of those living in poverty to 15.9, the annual American Community Survey data shows. (Related Wall Street Journal Story: Incomes Fell or ...

The richest and poorest US cities by income

The richest and poorest US cities by income: ... top cities for household income. However, the state is one of only five where inequality is higher than the U.S. level. Median household income in California is higher than for the U.S. as a whole, but the state's poverty rate is also above the ...





Israeli Prisons Boast Petting Zoos, Meditation Rooms and Art Lessons

Israeli Prisons Boast Petting Zoos, Meditation Rooms and Art Lessons: At Hermon Prison in the Galilee, MSNBC noted that the facility looks more like a college campus than an American-style prison. Inmates are allowed a high degree of freedom of movement and can attend a wide range of sports and “therapy” classes. At Neve ...