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martes, 7 de octubre de 2014

Climate activist explains why going green is like coming out

Climate activist explains why going green is like coming out
 - When Gerod Rody founded OUT for Sustainability — an LGBTQ environmental advocacy group — in the fall of 2008, it was partly because there was ...

Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans
 - 1 spot on Forbes' list of the 50 top givers in America. ... In 2013, Zuckerberg donated $991 million toward education and healthcare. In total, the ...

New rankings of America's WORST colleges

New rankings of America's WORST colleges
-  Deadlines for college applications are looming, and deciding where not to go just got easier.
In its latest edition, The Washington Monthly, a bimonthly investigative magazine in Washington, released four lists of the worst 20 colleges in the U.S. Each list measured the colleges and universities by different criteria to see which were at the bottom of the pile.

Economists anticipate job growth in health care, education

Economists anticipate job growth in health care, education
 - Why would you create a job in America? That's a once-unthinkable question for the world's premier economy, but it's a necessary ...

Inequality, racial/LGBT discrimination issues are not 'things to ignore'

Inequality, racial/LGBT discrimination issues are not 'things to ignore'
 - Perhaps before they hear me talk about these items, colleagues include such issues as racial injustice, the blatant discrimination against LGBT ...

Five Things You Should Know About Aging and LGBT People

 Five Things You Should Know About Aging and LGBT People
 - Much has been written about the growing number of older people in this country (as the baby boom generation rapidly ages), as well as the ...

Developers Can't Ignore LGBT Senior Housing Demand

Developers Can't Ignore LGBT Senior Housing Demand
 - The need for this type of niche housing for the elderly is more pronounced when considering the discrimination older LGBT adults face and the ...

Pennsylvania state legislature advances LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill

Pennsylvania state legislature advances LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill
 -  Legislation to expand Pennsylvania's hate crimes law to include sexual orientation and gender identity advanced in the state ...

The memory and meaning of Matthew Shepard, 16 years later

The memory and meaning of Matthew Shepard, 16 years later
 - Since then, Matthew's mother Judy has made it her personal mission to protect all young LGBT people from Matthew's horrific fate. In founding the ...




More gay people can now get legally married. They can still be legally fired.

More gay people can now get legally married. They can still be legally fired.
 - With the Supreme Court's refusal earlier Monday to hear a series of cases on same-sex marriage, the movement for LGBT rights in the United States ...

New report displays disparities African-American girls face in school

New report displays disparities African-American girls face in school
 - It's been six decades since the seminal Brown v. Board of Education court case that integrated public schools across the country, but current research ...

High cost of college education reinforces racial inequality in America

High cost of college education reinforces racial inequality in America
  - Are you listening to me?” Michelle Obama, who is used to handling teenagers at home, asked a crowd of high schoolers in Atlanta on 9 September. The crowd at Booker T Washington high school seemed restless and the First Lady had an important message to deliver: Do not drop out of school. Go to college. Get out of poverty. Giving up on education is not an option.

Could these health issues be causing American poverty?

Could these health issues be causing American poverty?
 - There's a movement in the United States against obesity; people are raising awareness about cancer and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); millions ...

Wealth of Richest 400 Americans Surges to $2.29 Trillion

Wealth of Richest 400 Americans Surges to $2.29 Trillion
 - The enrichment of America's super-rich is exemplified in the individual ... In other parts of the world (China in particular) income inequality has been on .

For China, Embarrassing Parallels Between Hong Kong Protestors and America's 99%

For China, Embarrassing Parallels Between Hong Kong Protestors and America's 99%
 - Not many topics of coverage are welcome in Chinese state media, but America's rising income inequality has been a perennial favorite. As the Occupy ...

Selena Gomez: 'I don't handle all the spotlight as well as people think'

Selena Gomez: 'I don't handle all the spotlight as well as people think'
 - Selena Gomez is no stranger to the spotlight. She has been performing since she was 10 years old on “Barney and Friends” before hitting it big on ...

The death penalty's 5 big race problems

The death penalty's 5 big race problems
 - The death penalty in the United States has a race problem. African Americans are vastly overrepresented on death row: 42 percent of death row ...

Black Student Union strives for racial representation

Black Student Union strives for racial representation
 - Black Student Union strives for racial representation ... The African American community makes up about three percent of degree-seeking students, ...

Somebody Done Told You Wrong: Black Celebrities Who Say They're Not African American

Somebody Done Told You Wrong: Black Celebrities Who Say They're Not African American
 - Island people are raised differently than African Americans. ... It's different when someone is immediately “bi-racial or multi-racial” and by that I mean ...

Black, White, Asian, Other

Black, White, Asian, Other
 - With people of Latin American ethnicity making up only 0.91% of the Australian population (2006 Census), there are certain misinformed assumptions ...

UW study finds growing Latino population throughout the state

UW study finds growing Latino population throughout the state
 - A new University of Wisconsin study found that the total Latino population in Wisconsin increased from 193,000 people in 2000 to 336,000 in 2010, ...

Ebola strikes Spanish nurse who treated priests, 30 people under surveillance in Madrid

Ebola strikes Spanish nurse who treated priests, 30 people under surveillance in Madrid
 - A Spanish nurse who treated two missionaries for Ebola at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the virus, Spain's health minister said ...

Cameraman infected with Ebola in Liberia arrives in US

Cameraman infected with Ebola in Liberia arrives in US
 - U.S. health authorities are keeping watch on 10 people who came in contact with the first confirmed case of Ebola in the country, a native of Liberia ...

Haiti Needs a Grand National Project, Not Short-term Solutions

Haiti Needs a Grand National Project, Not Short-term Solutions
 - Haitian president Michel Martelly and former American president Bill Clinton ... Though many of the challenges confronting Haiti (abject poverty, ...

Don't Call Raven-Symone 'Gay' or 'African-American'

Don't Call Raven-Symone 'Gay' or 'African-American'
 - When the “Cosby Show” alum tweeted last August after the Supreme Court struck down the ban on same-sex marriage, “I can finally get married!