|Ed Koch, mayor of New York City from 1978 until 1989, died Friday (1 February) of congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Koch was a life-long bachelor who steadfastly refused to discuss his sexuality amid widespread speculation that he is gay. He ...|
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Former New York Mayor Ed Koch dies at 88 unforgiven by AIDS activists:
Fry, who has himself been diagnosed with a form of bipolar disorder, described the movie as "perhaps the best example of mainstream film and mental health I've seen". "By which I mean it de-stigmatises without being preachy, and allows itself to be ...
Cuba reveals the secrets of the saints:
|A cross, flowers, candles, and other elements used in Santeria rituals by Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra sit on a table of her home in Havana, September 7, 2012. Mayra is a practitioner of Santeria, a fusion of religions of West ...|
Lessons in Socialism: How Cuba Can Become Relevant Again: Havana, Cuba — In this once spectacular tropical city, three buildings collapse from neglect every single day. There has been little infrastructure investment in 50 years and the average worker earns $20 a month. By almost any economic measure ...
Boy Scouts of America delay decision on allowing gay members: IRVING, Texas — The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time before deciding whether to move away from its divisive policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. A decision was pushed back to the group's annual meeting in May.
Nate Berkus: I was born gay:
|Nate Berkus explained to his father that for him, being gay was not a choice. Instead, the talk-show host says he was born that way. "I said, 'Dad why would I choose to make my life more difficult - why would anyone choose to make their life more ...|
New York Daily News
The Bovespa index headed for a two- month low as retailer B2W Cia. Global do Varejo led losses by companies linked to domestic demand amid speculation that policy makers may increase borrowing costs to curb inflation. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil's ...
CARACAS, Venezuela – Corruption accusations and insults are flying between allies and opponents of President Hugo Chavez nearly two months after the Venezuelan leader disappeared from the political stage to undergo cancer surgery in Cuba. Analysts ...
Gay deaf man sues city for mistreatment:
|1, a former D.C. jail inmate who's deaf and gay, accuses the city's Department of Corrections of engaging in disability-related discrimination by refusing to provide him basic services required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. William Pierce, 44 ...|
Analyzing PSAs for African-American women: (Medical Xpress)—African-American women die from breast cancer at a higher percentage rate than other populations. Numerous factors contribute to that fact, but it can be at least partially attributed to the lack of communication emphasizing the ...
Mentally disabled, but not crazy: With the professor's response, it can be concluded that he did not understand what depression and anxiety disorder mean. Even with the pertinent documents that Maricar was willing to show to prove her mental illness, the professor brushed her excuse aside.
Oldest African-American Louisiana Hines Dies: By Ruth Manuel-Logan. Share. Louisiana Hines (pictured), the nation's oldest African American, passed away Friday of natural causes at age 113 according to public records, but her family argues that she was in fact 114, according to the Detroit Free Press.
UBS owes Brazil tax agency $1.2 billion in back taxes: BTG has also informed the Swiss bank of additional Banco Pactual-related inquiries by Brazil's tax agency for the same period but "involving substantially smaller amounts," UBS said. The notifications come a week after the government gave the go-ahead ...
Stand in Solidarity With the Women of Haiti: Imagine trying to survive without police protection, without adequate housing, without the ability to petition the courts for justice. Contemplate life without access to medical care to meet your basic physical needs following an assault -- let alone ...
Of Freedom, Slavery, and Dignity: Eight Books on African American ...: Behind the library of classic works of African American history lies a larger, supporting collection of books of history, sociology, biography, and literature that are not as well known. Here are eight that merit attention.
Cancer deaths fall for African-American men, disparities remain ...: The latest report on cancer among African-Americans shows a good-news, bad-news scenario. While racial gaps are closing for some types of cancers, including fewer cancer deaths among African-American men, disparities are increasing ...
Miami man faces 35 years in prison over shipments to Cuba: A man jailed in Florida while awaiting a federal trial reportedly might not be behind bars if only he had waited two decades to allegedly ship $93,000 worth of goods from Miami to Cuba. The Miami Herald reports that Pedro Adriano Borges, 68, was a ...
Native alumni reflect on College experience:
|David Bonga '74 and his Native American classmates' first trip to Memorial Field was also their last. While today many students see football game attendance as a rite of passage, the presence of Dartmouth's Indian mascot alienated Bonga and his peers.|
China at risk with Venezuela oil bet: Referring to the evolving political crisis in Venezuela, a Shanghai Academy of Social Science scholar, Zhang Jiazhe, recently remarked, if Hugo Chavez dies, "the diplomatic effect on China won't be large because China-US competition is in Asia not ...
Venezuela marks 14 years of Chavez administration:
|Venezuela's military came out in full force on Monday to celebrate the 21st anniversary of a failed armed uprising led by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez that ultimately launched his political career. The commemoration was more subdued this year due ...|
Picasso fetches $45 million at Sotheby's sale: A visitor views a painting entitled ''Femme assise pres d''une fenetre'' (A woman sitting by a window) by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso at Sotheby''s auction house. A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and "golden muse" Marie-Therese Walter sold for ...