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jueves, 26 de febrero de 2015

America needs to end racism

America needs to end racism
 - Since the era of slavery, black Americans have had to fight some form of ... Of course, most of us who have had an education in America know about ...

The cost of America's classroom failure: $15 trillion

The cost of America's classroom failure: $15 trillion
 - But now some researchers have an estimate of the cost of America's failure to ... The issue at hand is how education fits in to the global economy.

A graph showing the end of America as we know it.

A graph showing the end of America as we know it.
 - This is third in a series showing that we're losing America. This post examines rising inequality of income, one of the major forces reshaping ...

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel
 - Before "don't ask, don't tell" was officially repealed for gay, lesbian, and bisexual military personnel in 2011, a photo of a male Marine in drag could have landed him in hot water. Today, we can celebrate the diversity of those brave enough to take up



No improvement in reducing young LGBT homelessness

No improvement in reducing young LGBT homelessness
 - There has been “no improvement” in reducing the levels of homelessness among young LGBT people, the Albert Kennedy Trust has warned in a new ...

Jeb Bush to meet with anti-gay activist who thinks LGBT rights could lead to a new Holocaust

Jeb Bush to meet with anti-gay activist who thinks LGBT rights could lead to a new Holocaust
 - Since taking the helm of the FRC in 2003, Perkins has acquired a well-earned reputation as one of the country's most vehement opponents of LGBT ...

Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in 'survival sex'

Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in 'survival sex'
 - A unique, federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender (LGBT) youth in New York City who cope with ...

15 Portraits Of LGBT Soldiers After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

15 Portraits Of LGBT Soldiers After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
 - Mitchell laments the fact that marriage equality laws still discriminate against LGBT soldiers even after they're done serving their country on the ...

Child poverty at devastating levels in US cities and states

Child poverty at devastating levels in US cities and states
 - Reports issued over the past week suggest that child poverty in America is more widespread than at any time in the last 50 years. For all the claims of ...

Poor students need more help – not more standardized tests

Poor students need more help – not more standardized tests
 - Unfortunately, the focus of the education law to address poverty has been ... The crisis of poverty and lack of educational opportunity that motivated ... Leonard Pitts Jr. finds it amazing that so many Americans are still hung up on ...

Time to modernize poverty measurement

Time to modernize poverty measurement
 - Modernizing the formula used to measure poverty in America can help improve the effectiveness of government safety-net programs, such as tax ...


Chicago Program Uses Home Visits To Boost Latino Early Education

Chicago Program Uses Home Visits To Boost Latino Early Education
 - it while at a town hall where he also exhorted young people to vote and predicted a Latino or Asian American would one day be in the White House.

Unemployment in Brazil reaches highest level in 16 months

Unemployment in Brazil reaches highest level in 16 months
 - At the same time, more people who had abandoned the search for jobs late last year returned to the workforce," economist Adriana Beringuy, ...

Spain considers breathalyzing boozed-up pedestrians to prevent accidents

Spain considers breathalyzing boozed-up pedestrians to prevent accidents
 - The country is also mulling over imposing speed limits on joggers, fining people who leave the house without their glasses, and those who wear dark ...

Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use
 - The country's parliament passed a much-debated law allowing the possession of up to 2oz (57g) of marijuana. It will also allow for a licensing authority to oversee the medical and scientific uses of the plant.


The Mexican and Central American cesspool of infectious diseases

The Mexican and Central American cesspool of infectious diseases
 - It's a remarkable reversal that demonstrates how far public health in Latin America has ... nations such as Mexico and the Central American countries.

Cuba says fast track to restoring ties 'depends on US'

Cuba says fast track to restoring ties 'depends on US'
 - It depends on whether we are really taken off the list of terrorist countries." In Washington, a senior U.S. State Department official said re-establishing ...

Food security in Africa needs a tailored approach, suggests new research

Food security in Africa needs a tailored approach, suggests new research
 - In the 1960s and 70s, Asian and Latin American countries experienced a 'Green Revolution' - a dramatic increase in their production of crops like ...

18 Things White America Needs To Reconcile To Truly Become Colorblind

18 Things White America Needs To Reconcile To Truly Become Colorblind
 - The post-racial American image that is packaged and sold during this month is still merely a dream, yet to be realized, in the face of the ongoing Black ...

NYPD must face 'a hard truth' regarding racism and brutality, says commissioner

NYPD must face 'a hard truth' regarding racism and brutality, says commissioner
 - The last few months have been fraught with racial tension between police and African-Americans. The high-profile death of Eric Garner at the hands of ...

Without Racial Diversity, Do Enviros Risk Becoming Marginalized?

Without Racial Diversity, Do Enviros Risk Becoming Marginalized?
 - The reasons listed by African American respondents: not knowing much ... Without greater racial diversity, does the environmental movement risk ...

Latinos" and the Digital Divide: It's Complicated -- Report

Latinos" and the Digital Divide: It's Complicated -- Report
 - The recently released reports all center on the issues of children, media consumption, and education, and found disparities between different Latino ...

Being Lesbian While Black & How Four African Women Saved My Life

Being Lesbian While Black & How Four African Women Saved My Life
 - Being Lesbian While Black & How Four African Women Saved My Life ... people like me whose existence I had learned to deny because colonialism ...


A Black Bisexual Manifesto

A Black Bisexual Manifesto
 - I hope #ThisIsLuv can highlight acceptance of LGBT folk in black ... Bi black people exist at the intersections of many forms of oppression, and this ...

LGBT Black History Month events highlight 'family love'

LGBT Black History Month events highlight 'family love'
 - The sometimes unrecognized love for LGBT people within black families and the growing number of young LGBT leaders who are black emerged as ...