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jueves, 29 de enero de 2015

1 in 5 American kids rely on food stamps

1 in 5 American kids rely on food stamps
 - America is a global leader on a number of fronts, including having the ... There's a cost to America's high rate of child poverty, the Children's Defense ...

Honduran official angered by citizen perceptions of crime

Honduran official angered by citizen perceptions of crime
 - Honduras is one of the countries where the survey took place, and the ... "The paradox of Central America is that the countries of the north cry out for ... [of violence], particularly the Barometer of Latin America establish the rate at 18.

Global freedom loses ground

Global freedom loses ground
 - However, the U.S. remained among the best-ranked countries for freedom, as did Canada. In Latin America, Freedom House denounced Venezuela's ...

Children with incarcerated parents are often left behind

Children with incarcerated parents are often left behind
 - African Americans represent about 13 percent of the population and African American men about 6 percent. Yet they make up nearly 50 ...

Cuba's Castro demands end to US economic embargo

Cuba's Castro demands end to US economic embargo
 - These changes are the result of the Cuban people's struggle over nearly a century and a half," Castro said, adding that the "Cuban Revolution will ...

Mormon Church supports LGBT legal protections

Mormon Church supports LGBT legal protections
 - The Mormon Church announced Tuesday that it supports anti-discrimination legislation to protect LGBT Americans. The Church made the ...

BeLonG To launches new guidelines for LGBT youth groups

BeLonG To launches new guidelines for LGBT youth groups
 - BeLonG To, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people today launches a new National Quality Standard for ...

Questioning prejudices against the LGBT community

Questioning prejudices against the LGBT community
 - To extend their support to the LGBT community, a group of youngsters released their short film, All Indians Are My Brothers And Sisters?, on Republic ...

Bowser appoints activists as heads of LGBT affairs

Bowser appoints activists as heads of LGBT affairs
 - Last week, Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed two important LGBT activists to head the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs.

Less than 20% of students discuss LGBT issues in sex education

Less than 20% of students discuss LGBT issues in sex education
 - Less than a fifth of all university students discussed LGBT issues in their Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), a survey by the National Union of ...

Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools

Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools
 - The majority of children in America's public schools now ... The divide is also clear in international educational measures.


Taking on inequality

Taking on inequality
 - The dangers of inequality have been discussed at the meeting of the one percent ... Here in America it is critical that we demand real change that can ...

Likely GOP Candidates Are Suddenly Worried About Income Inequality

Likely GOP Candidates Are Suddenly Worried About Income Inequality
 - Under President Obama, the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in ... last eight years have been pretty good ones for top earners, they've been a lost decade for the rest of America.

Working While Black: For One Man, Corporate America Is About Competition, Not Race

Working While Black: For One Man, Corporate America Is About Competition, Not Race
 - As a young African American woman who navigated the corporate labyrinth of New York for several years, I've had my share of racially based ...

Drummond: Yale University cop who drew gun on African-American columnist's son was also black

Drummond: Yale University cop who drew gun on African-American columnist's son was also black
 - So last Saturday when Blow's son, an African-American undergrad at Yale ... His said he hadn't mentioned the race of the police officers who shot ...

Black or White': Well-acted film gets into gray areas of race

Black or White': Well-acted film gets into gray areas of race
 - Eloise is of mixed race. Her mom died in childbirth and her African-American dad isn't in the picture. But those phone messages Elliot is ignoring?

Alternative internet(s): will they develop in Latin America?

Alternative internet(s): will they develop in Latin America?
 - Latin American countries were highlighted in the recently published ... most successful case of open education, using free software, freely licensed ...

Leelah's Law, Mormons and gays against gay marriag...

Leelah's Law, Mormons and gays against gay marriag...
 - A full 39 percent of LGBT people said the marriage debate is distracting ... came disproportionately from Republicans, bisexuals and black people.

Oklahoma Legislator Can't Believe People Think Her Anti-LGBT Bills Mean She Hates Anyone

Oklahoma Legislator Can't Believe People Think Her Anti-LGBT Bills Mean She Hates Anyone
 - It's a common refrain when people are accused of bigotry or discrimination. They say “But I don't hate gay people” or “But I don't hate black people”–so ...

Latin America and Caribbean Unit Will Eradicate Poverty, Says Evo

Latin America and Caribbean Unit Will Eradicate Poverty, Says Evo
 - 'I am convinced that with the unity of Latin America and the Caribbean we will continue eradicating extreme poverty, it is the duty of governments and ...

Venezuela's woes bring Latin America poverty reduction to a halt

Venezuela's woes bring Latin America poverty reduction to a halt
 - After years of substantial improvements in Latin America's poverty rates, a new report shows that since 2012 rates have stalled and that the number of ...

Ernst Servil: From Haiti to America

Ernst Servil: From Haiti to America
 - When asked why he decided to come to the United States, Servil responded, “Haiti is very poor. The poverty comes from a lot of different things.

A Gay 'Real World' Star's Unexpected Journey to Fatherhood

A Gay 'Real World' Star's Unexpected Journey to Fatherhood
 - Karamo Brown is perhaps best known to a generation of television viewers as the first gay African-American man to appear on MTV's The Real World.


Social Movements Back Latin American Integration

Social Movements Back Latin American Integration
 - Social movements from across Latin America began meeting Wednesday at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in a parallel event to the Community of ...

Unemployment at 12-year low in Brazil

Unemployment at 12-year low in Brazil
 - The average number of jobless people last year in those six metro areas was 1.17 million, down 10.8 percent from 2013 and 54.9 percent from 2003.