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jueves, 18 de julio de 2013

Mental health issues behind bizarre abduction attempt of four-year-old in ...

Mental health issues behind bizarre abduction attempt of four-year-old in ...
Mental health issues seem to be behind the bizarre case of a man who allegedly tried to abduct a four-year-old boy from a downtown Chilliwack apartment. Mounties say 41-year-old Jonathan Lee Landsman walked into a Williams Street building July 9, ...

Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives, Studies Show

Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives, Studies Show
The survey included more than 6,600 people with bipolar disorder, a chronic mental illness that is a leading cause of disability worldwide. On average, women and men with bipolar disorder died 9 and 8.5 years earlier, respectively, than people in the ...

Professional Sports are Finally Catching Up to LGBT Equality

Professional Sports are Finally Catching Up to LGBT Equality
Posting notices in stadiums, making announcements, or taking other actions to make it clear that teams and the league won't abide by discriminatory fan behavior is important both in fostering a positive environment for gay players and for LGBT baseball ...

LGBT Health Concerns

LGBT Health Concerns
According to Dr. Ron Stall, director of the Center for LGBT Health Research at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, the dearth of investment in sexual health research, especially for the LGBT community, is something of an ...

35 LGBT Organizations Call For Justice For Trayvon Martin


35 LGBT Organizations Call For Justice For Trayvon Martin
An open letter issued by 35 LGBT organizations, led by the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, calling for justice for slain teen Trayvon Martin. Other signees included GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, GMHC ...


LGBT-Friendly Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters Nab Teen Choice Nominations

LGBT-Friendly Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters Nab Teen Choice Nominations
The third wave of Teen Choice Award nominees is out and some of our favorite shows and celebrities have made the cut! ABC Family's breakout hit Pretty Little Liars – costarring Shay Mitchell as our favorite small town lesbian character Emily Fields ...

LGBT advocate Murphree dies after battle with cancer

LGBT advocate Murphree dies after battle with cancer
Long-time adjunct professor and transgendered pioneer within the Virginia Tech community D.W. Murphree passed away last Tuesday after an eight-month bout with cancer. Known to those who knew her as Dayna, Murphree's given name was David, which ...

Renewable Energy in Latin America: Overview and Trends that will Shape the ...

Renewable Energy in Latin America: Overview and Trends that will Shape the ...
As a result of the increasing economic growth experienced by Latin American countries, regional governments have been designing diverse strategies for the past 5 years in order to attract new investors in the development of the renewable energy sector.

Top 5 Most Innovative Latin America Countries

Top 5 Most Innovative Latin America Countries
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University, and INSEAD have released the annual “The Global Innovation Index” (GII). Currently in its sixth edition, the report covers 142 countries based on innovation and income. The GII ...

Puerto Rico is a Key Link in Espionage of Latin American Countries

Puerto Rico is a Key Link in Espionage of Latin American Countries
Edward Snowden's disclosures regarding the U.S. government's massive electronic surveillance program and its global reach, continue to have repercussions. The Center for Investigative Journalism of Puerto Rico (CPI) has written [es] about the role of ...

Children of Incarcerated Parents Bear the Weight of the War on Drugs

Children of Incarcerated Parents Bear the Weight of the War on Drugs
To ignore the impact of incarceration on the family is to ignore how the drug war continues to dismantle black and Latino communities. The United States' prison population -- fueled by the war on drugs -- is increasing, with blacks and Latinos being ...

Republicans can learn from their Latino governors

Republicans can learn from their Latino governors
Some polls show Latinos to be more pro-life than other Americans; many Republicans, rightly or wrongly, see this as an opportunity. Latinos are also more likely to run their own businesses and to believe that “most people can get ahead if they work ...

Study of Hispanic Health Gets Follow-up

Study of Hispanic Health Gets Follow-up
"The Hispanic/Latino population is growing faster than any other minority group in the U.S., and to better serve their health needs, we need to know where they stand as a whole-this study lets us see that big picture," says Dr. Martha Daviglus ...

Richmond schools eye ways to connect with Hispanic, non-native students

Richmond schools eye ways to connect with Hispanic, non-native students
“Of course we have a large Latino population. But we have a growing African population, a growing Arab population, a growing Asian population,” said Felicia Cosby, a school system spokeswoman and a member of the task force. “We really need to make ...

Latin America becoming prime destination for medical tourism

 
Latin America becoming prime destination for medical tourism
There is tubal ligation reversal surgery in Mexico, buttock implants in Costa Rica, chin and breast implants in Colombia, assisted fertility and gastric bypass in Argentina, and dental work in El Salvador. More so, people are also visiting Latin ...

For Anaheim's Latinos, Little Has Changed A Year After The Riots

For Anaheim's Latinos, Little Has Changed A Year After The Riots
A year after riots rocked Disneyland following the fatal police shootings of half a dozen Hispanic men, residents of Anaheim, Calif., say they are frustrated that little has changed in the place long known as the “happiest place on earth.” Tensions ...

LCV Cities Tour - Dover: "African American Education in Delaware"

LCV Cities Tour - Dover: "African American Education in Delaware"
Hear author Dr. Bradley Skelcher, author of "African American Education in Delaware," talk about the history of African Americans' struggle in the post-Civil War era. Skelcher shares his stories through photos of African Americans who fought to provide ...

Once a gem, African-American resort community seeks new identity

Once a gem, African-American resort community seeks new identity
For years, some of the finest African-American musicians and performers of the 20th century, dancers and singers, showgirls and hoofers and jazzbos, all drawn to this northwest Michigan hamlet to play for the summer residents, nearly all of whom were ...

Conversation in modern art

Conversation in modern art
Peabody Essex Museum Features African American artists with new exhibit “In Conversation: Modern African American Art” Robert McNeill, New Car (South Richmond, Virginia), from the project The Negro in Virginia, 1938, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian ...

African-American boys denied right to be young

African-American boys denied right to be young
The jury, which included no African-Americans, disagreed. They knew that Martin, at the time of his death, was just three weeks past his 17th birthday. But black boys in this country are not allowed to be children. They are assumed to be men, and to be ...

AFRO to Host Obamacare Forums

AFRO to Host Obamacare Forums
That's why the Afro American Newspapers will be informing you about everything you'll need to know to protect the health and wellbeing of yourself and your family. We will feature reliable information about what to do, when, and who to call if you need ...

The modesty experiment

The modesty experiment
Cyrus glamourises the grill favoured by black rappers, without being encumbered by the fact that one in three African-American men can expect to go to jail at some stage in their lives. She can pop her ass to her heart's content blithely oblivious to ...

To Be Equal

To Be Equal
As the Trayvon Martin trial and record high summer temperatures both begin to add their heat to the unemployment and economic woes plaguing Black America, we thought it would be a good time to take stock of the one group that more than most continues ...

Trayvon Martin suspected of attacking Zimmerman because he thought he was gay

Trayvon Martin suspected of attacking Zimmerman because he thought he was gay
... purporting that they believe Zimmerman was targeting Martin due to his race being African-American when Zimmerman is a mixture of Hispanic and white, it is now being suggested that Martin attacked Zimmerman because he thought he was a gay rapist.

Annual Charlotte Black Gay Pride gets underway today

Annual Charlotte Black Gay Pride gets underway today
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Several events are scheduled to begin today in celebration of Charlotte Black Gay Pride. The annual event celebrates the LGBT African-American community. Charlotte Black Gay Pride Chair William Singleton told qnotes the events will ...