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miércoles, 10 de julio de 2013

Factors influencing delay in breast cancer treatment differ for African ...

Factors influencing delay in breast cancer treatment differ for African ...
The study found that African-American women between the ages of 20 and 49 were more than three times as likely as White women in this age range to experience treatment delay. "The study results suggest that specific populations of women need to be ...

NYC Principal Minerva Zanca Allegedly Called African-American Teachers ...

NYC Principal Minerva Zanca Allegedly Called African-American Teachers ...
A Queens high school principal is under fire after allegedly using extremely racially insensitive language toward African-American teachers as she fired them. Teachers and activists congregated at the New York City Department of Education 

Why Are There So Few African American Chefs?

Why Are There So Few African American Chefs?
In today's restaurant industry, black chefs are dramatically underrepresented: 60% of chefs are white and only 9% are black. Historically blacks staffed restaurants, but today these chefs say they're often the only African American in the kitchen ...

Candidate for US Senate suggests African American wife is evidence he's not ...

Candidate for US Senate suggests African American wife is evidence he's not ...
A newly announced candidate for the U.S. Senate told an Iowa newspaper that his African American wife would inoculate him against charges of racism by a potential political opponent. Scott Schaben, who until recently was a car salesman in Ames, told ...

Therapists say African Americans are increasingly seeking help for mental illness

Therapists say African Americans are increasingly seeking help for mental illness
But for many African Americans, the topic has carried particularly negative connotations — to the point where it's easier to talk about drug or alcohol addiction than depression or anxiety. In 2008, whites received mental health treatment or ...

Prominent African Americans affirm 'Jim Crow' analogy in Israel's treatment of ...

Prominent African Americans affirm 'Jim Crow' analogy in Israel's treatment of ...
A group of leaders in the African-American community have published an open letter supporting a statement by author Alice Walker comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to the treatment of African Americans during the 'Jim Crow' era of segregation ...

North City Farmers' Market Starts Music Series To Attract More African ...

North City Farmers' Market Starts Music Series To Attract More African ...
The North City Farmers' Market in St. Louis is in a neighborhood where the majority of its residents are African American. It's been a challenge, however, to attract more of them to the market every week. Community organizers are attempting to change that.

African American Museum Acquires Large Prison Tower Before Being Built


African American Museum Acquires Large Prison Tower Before Being Built
Museums are donated many kinds of things, but this one is a bit unusual. The new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington will receive a 20-foot-tall prison guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as ...

Protest threat as Fillmore books anti-gay act

Protest threat as Fillmore books anti-gay act
Gay Latino activist and blogger Andres Duque of New York City, who's a native Spanish speaker from Colombia, told the Blade that one of Molotov's most controversial and popular songs is entitled “Puto” and repeats that word more than a dozen times.

Made in Haiti, Dumped in Haiti

Made in Haiti, Dumped in Haiti
In a 2009 report, Oxford economist Paul Collier argued that Haiti's poverty and deregulated labour market made it “fully competitive with China, which is the global benchmark.” Haiti's poverty and low minimum wage make it an appealing competitor in the ...

East Penn outlines plan to improve Latino graduation rates

East Penn outlines plan to improve Latino graduation rates
Emmaus High School failed to make "Adequate Yearly Progress" under the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2011-2012 because of math scores and its graduation rate for Latino and low-income students. Also, not enough of its economically disadvantaged ...

NPR's odd claim about Latino voting in Texas

NPR's odd claim about Latino voting in Texas
Looks like that Latino Decisions poll, which pegged Romney at 29% among Texas Latino voters, might have been on to something, eh? Note that for the individual districts, the percentages are of the total vote, including third party candidates, whereas ...

Even With Perry Out, Texas Governor Race Will Be Tough For Democrats

Even With Perry Out, Texas Governor Race Will Be Tough For Democrats
The nation met Castro when he became the first Latino last year to be the keynote speaker of the Democratic National Convention. And Davis became something of a rock star among pro-choice supporters after her 11-hour filibuster, which helped defeat a ...

Diverse Origins: The Nation's 14 Largest Latino Origin Groups

Diverse Origins: The Nation's 14 Largest Latino Origin Groups
The nation's Latino population is diverse. Represented among the 51.9 million Latinos in the United States are individuals who trace their heritage to more than 20 Spanish-speaking nations worldwide. But one group----Mexicans----dominates the nation's ...

UIC to manage largest-ever prospective health study of Hispanic/Latino population

UIC to manage largest-ever prospective health study of Hispanic/Latino population
The University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Minority Health Research will manage a National Institutes of Health project to follow up, over the next six years, all Chicago participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos ...

Latino Noir: Manuel Ramos Talks to Daniel Olivas

Latino Noir: Manuel Ramos Talks to Daniel Olivas
The last 20 years have seen seven more Ramos novels — four featuring Luis Móntez — as well as continued recognition, including the Colorado Book Award, the Chicano/Latino Literary Award, the Top Hand Award from the Colorado Authors League, and ...

As House GOP debates immigration, Latinos key in midterm elections, argues ...

As House GOP debates immigration, Latinos key in midterm elections, argues ...
House Republicans will meet Wednesday to discuss their plans on a comprehensive immigration reform bill – and many recent reports express skepticism that the House GOP will support reform legislation. Among the arguments are that for many House ...

Latin classical music gets its due in 'Caminos del Inka'

Latin classical music gets its due in 'Caminos del Inka'
Because the history of classical music is firmly rooted in Europe and the centuries-old genre continues to be heavily associated with that continent, it is easy to overlook how far its influence has spread. For proof, look no further than “Caminos del ...

Kirchner Opens Door to Latin America for Iran - Washington Free ...

Kirchner Opens Door to Latin America for Iran - Washington Free ...
Argentina's populist-socialist president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has allowed Iran to infiltrate its economic sector and potentially use the country as a terrorist launching pad, U.S. officials and multiple experts said on Tuesday.

Medical tourism: Latin America is a prime destination

Medical tourism: Latin America is a prime destination
An IPK International survey revealed roughly 3 percent of the world's population travels to foreign countries for medical treatment, while Patients Beyond Borders, which publishes international medical travel guidebooks, reported the medical tourism ...

Latin America suffering from high commodity prices

Latin America suffering from high commodity prices
It is well known that in an economy what goes up eventually comes down someday. And the possibility that the rise in commodity prices (raw materials) generated by a strong demand from China is coming to an end has Latin American economies on ...

Latin America: US spy programme's latest target

Latin America: US spy programme's latest target
Sandra Borda, a professor of international relations at the University of the Andes in Bogota, said the Colombian government "isn't going to say anything" about the allegations, leading her to think that Latin American governments with strong US ties ...

Some Latin dishes made only for special occasions

Some Latin dishes made only for special occasions
Every Monday, I ask my students to share something from their weekend. The majority of the students I teach hail from Latin America including Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. I often hear about what their mothers cooked for dinner to share a meal ...

Wal-Mart is Latin America's top employer

Wal-Mart is Latin America's top employer
Wal-Mart is by far the largest employer in Latin America finds the latest ranking of the region's employers from Latin Business Chronicle. The list ranks the region's top employers by number of employees in 2012 ...

Latin American countries push for declaration at OAS after Bolivian President ...

Latin American countries push for declaration at OAS after Bolivian President ...
The US government's vast spying program stretches to numerous Latin American countries, according to new reporting from Glenn Greenwald and two other journalists based on documents leaked by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. In addition ...