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lunes, 8 de julio de 2013

More Americans feel that black people are more racist than whites and Hispanics

More Americans feel that black people are more racist than whites and Hispanics
Thirty seven percent of American adults spoken to by respected pollsters Rasmussen think that African American citizens hold racist views, as opposed to just 15 percent of white Americans. Indeed, even the black adults the survey spoke to, 31 percent ...

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women | The Afro ...

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women | The Afro ...
Together, Black men and women bear the greatest burden of HIV in the United States. Though African Americans comprise approximately 14 percent of the total  ...

Prostate cancer surveillance questioned for African-Americans

Prostate cancer surveillance questioned for African-Americans
A study of more than 1,800 men ages 52 to 62 years suggests that African-Americans diagnosed with very low-risk prostate cancers are much more likely than Caucasian men to actually have aggressive disease that goes unrecognized with current diagnostic ...

UNC's troubled department gets new name

UNC's troubled department gets new name
The Department of African and Afro-American Studies at UNC got a new name on Monday. The department, which has been at the center of an academic fraud scandal, will now be known as the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies.

African Americans with Leukemia Have Shorter Survival Times Than Caucasians

African Americans with Leukemia Have Shorter Survival Times Than Caucasians
Researchers found that African Americans with leukemia die faster than Caucasians, despite both receiving equal health care. Previous studies have established that certain cancers act more aggressively in minority patients, with worse outcomes.

Human Rights Campaign Poll Assesses LGBT Issues in Arkansas

Human Rights Campaign Poll Assesses LGBT Issues in Arkansas
A 57 percent majority believes discrimination against LGBT people is a problem in this country, 62 percent among women, 59 percent among African Americans. A convincing majority support federal and state legislation that protects gay and transgender ...

Let the Caregiving Movement Begin with the Caregiver Bill of Rights

Let the Caregiving Movement Begin with the Caregiver Bill of Rights
Civil Rights Movement: African-Americans took to the streets in the nation's capital in 1963 to declare their equality led by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, we have an African-American president and more than 40 Congress men and women of ...

HIV+ve patients pay for free tests here

HIV+ve patients pay for free tests here
Despite provision of free tests for the HIV-afflicted in hospitals, people here are made to pay user fees. The circular of the Health Ministry has apparently not reached the district headquarter hospital here. This hospital has no CD4 (Cluster of ...

Critical HIV + patient asked to leave private hospital

Critical HIV + patient asked to leave private hospital
He has been chucked out because he was HIV positive. Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is (available) at Hamidia hospital and that is why he was sent there. His treatment can be carried out at ART centre only," said People's medical hospital additional ...

Two HIV patients virus-free after bone marrow transplants

Two HIV patients virus-free after bone marrow transplants
Two HIV-infected patients in Boston who had bone-marrow transplants for blood cancers have apparently been virus-free for weeks since their antiretroviral drugs were stopped, researchers at an international AIDS conference announced Wednesday.

Standing Up for LGBT Rights in Mississippi

Standing Up for LGBT Rights in Mississippi
What comes next in the LGBT movement? Here in the South, the answer remains clear: committing to new strategies and investing significant resources in states where LGBT people remain second-class citizens. This commitment is why the Campaign for ...

LGBT teens find hope at Highland Park-based Ruth Ellis Center

LGBT teens find hope at Highland Park-based Ruth Ellis Center
Located in the impoverished suburb of Highland Park, Michigan, The Ruth Ellis Center has been providing hope for LGBT teens since 1999. Mark Erwin, director of community development, says that center was originally created to honor Ruth Ellis, an LGBT ...

LGBT continues to demand for equality

LGBT continues to demand for equality
BAGUIO CITY — Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) continue to demand for stronger human rights protection, equality and an end to discrimination during the Baguio Pride Network (BPN) Seventh Annual Baguio Pride Parade, July 1. At least ...

Lgbt Campaigners Call For Alec Baldwin To Be Dropped As Capital One Sponsor

Lgbt Campaigners Call For Alec Baldwin To Be Dropped As Capital One Sponsor
Alec Baldwin is still facing the backlash that began when he defended his wife against allegations that she was Tweeting during actor James Gandolfini's funeral. Now LGBT rights campaigners are urging banking company Capital One to drop Baldwin as a ...

My Take : Hyphenated American – but American

My Take : Hyphenated American – but American
That means being Latino American. Controversial migrant workers' rights fomented in my home state in the 1960s were led by Cesar Chavez. Now streets bear his name. It's one chapter of an abundant Latino American narrative. Growing up, teachers told me ...

' Turn Texas blue ' clashes on abortion

' Turn Texas blue ' clashes on abortion
Democrats are gearing up to spend millions of dollars to “turn Texas blue” by bringing in a new generation of Latino voters. So when an abortion fight flared in Austin this summer, it seemed the stars had aligned — liberals had a hot-button cause to ...

More parents needed

More parents needed
Elgin Area School District U-46 is looking for its next group of Latino and especially black parent leaders. The district has had more success in recruiting Latinos for its Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute than for the black equivalent. Last year ...

6 things you need to know about gluten-free diets

6 things you need to know about gluten-free diets
According to the University of Chicago's Celiac Disease Center, about 3 million Americans are afflicted, and it is estimated 1 of every 236 Latinos have the condition. However, the real number of afflicted Latinos is unknown because of lower biopsy ...

IU graduate heads to DC

IU graduate heads to DC
“This is one of the longest running programs of the Latino Center, and it's really our main goal to foster this new generation of cultural workers,” Lopez said. “We are working really hard to strengthen the alumni network. There are not a lot of ...

Former President George W. Bush Touting the Benefits of Immigration Reform

Former President George W. Bush Touting the Benefits of Immigration Reform
Former President George W. Bush is making his own push in support of comprehensive immigration reform saying the system is broken and it must be fixed while making sure people are treated with respect. Bush made his comments while appearing on this ...

'Things have changed' but have they changed enough?

'Things have changed' but have they changed enough?
In justifying the decision to quash the protections of the Voting Rights Act for African-American, Latino and other voters of color, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court wrote “things have changed.” And, in a sense, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr ...

Police Search for Suspects in Strong-Arm Robbery of Senior Citizen

Police Search for Suspects in Strong-Arm Robbery of Senior Citizen
They got away in the car with the victim's belongings. Police describe the first suspect as a Latino male in his mid to late 20s and the second suspect as simply a Latino male. The car they were driving was an older model green Dodge Neon with two doors.

Chicago Cubs continue spending for top Latino talent

Chicago Cubs continue spending for top Latino talent
This Latino “mindset” is something that young executives Epstein, Suarez and General Manager Jed Hoyer took to the next level. These men realize it's smart to build from within utilizing Latino talent, because these kids are dominant in numbers ...

More voting lawsuits

More voting lawsuits
College of the Canyons and the Sulphur Springs School District were added to the list of Santa Clarita Valley municipal agencies sued by two law firms for allegedly hosting election systems that dilute the Latino vote. The city of Santa Clarita had ...

'You can either resist change or grow with it' -- West Liberty leaders talk ...

'You can either resist change or grow with it' -- West Liberty leaders talk ...
In March, West Liberty Council member Jose Zacarias said the Latino community could use more political and civic representation, even though they represent around 52 percent of the town. Depending on who you asked, there are those in West Liberty who ...