Society

Red Card for Exploitation of Children at Brazil’s World Cup
By June 29, 2014 Read More →

Red Card for Exploitation of Children at Brazil’s World Cup

Julio T is a 15-year-old vendor of handcrafted costume jewellery in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, near the FIFA Fan Fest. He says sales are good during the World Cup because there are a lot of tourists. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS RIO DE JANEIRO – The FIFA World Cup being played in Brazil has sounded a […]

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New Boxed Trilogy Examines the Many Colors of Today’s LGBT Families
By June 15, 2014 Read More →

New Boxed Trilogy Examines the Many Colors of Today’s LGBT Families

“Living The Rainbow: A Gay Family Triptych”, a trilogy of three novels by Hans M. Hirschi, are a mirror on today’s LGBT community – the first generation able to legally marry and have children. Each tale offers a glimpse at how modern gay families live their lives, the unique worries they have, and how they […]

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Bicycle Use Booming in Latin America
By December 22, 2013 Read More →

Bicycle Use Booming in Latin America

Bogotá is famous for its vast network of bike lanes. Credit: Helda Martínez/IPS CARACAS, Dec 17 2013 (IPS) – “I ride 43 km a day and I love it,” said Carlos Cantor in Bogotá, Colombia. “Five years ago I switched my car for a bike,” explained Tomás Fuenzalida from Santiago, Chile. By Estrella Gutiérrez They […]

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CNN’s Lemon Defends NYC ‘Stop and Frisk’ Policy, Sparking Controversy
By November 7, 2013 Read More →

CNN’s Lemon Defends NYC ‘Stop and Frisk’ Policy, Sparking Controversy

Black, gay CNN anchor Don Lemon defended New York City’s “Stop And Frisk” policy Tuesday morning in Tom Joyner Show radio commentary on the city’s mayoral elections. By Nathan James The practice, ruled unconstitutional earlier this year by a federal judge, has long been decried for its overwhelmingly lopsided application against minorities. “Would you rather […]

100-Year-Old African American Sorority Leaves Its Mark
By February 24, 2013 Read More →

100-Year-Old African American Sorority Leaves Its Mark

February is Black History Month in the United States. It draws attention and pays tribute to people, organizations and events that have shaped the history of African Americans and their contributions to American society. Delta Sigma Theta, a black women’s organization, fought for civil rights and made a difference in the lives of many for […]

Boys in U.S., like girls, showing signs of early puberty
By October 21, 2012 Read More →

Boys in U.S., like girls, showing signs of early puberty

American boys are showing signs of starting puberty six months to two years earlier than they did 30 to 40 years ago, finds new research out today. By By Michelle Healy The new study found signs of puberty in white boys — genital and pubic hair growth and early testicular development — at 10.14 years […]

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Italian bicycle sales ‘surpass those of cars’
By October 3, 2012 Read More →

Italian bicycle sales ‘surpass those of cars’

Italians bought more bicycles than cars in 2011 for the first time in decades, according to local media reports. Last year some 1.75 million bicycles were sold, about 2,000 more than the number of new cars registered, La Repubblica newspaper reported. It attributed the change to a slump in car sales during the economic crisis […]

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Social Media Activism Takes Root in Malawi
By April 24, 2012 Read More →

Social Media Activism Takes Root in Malawi

By Katie Lin BLANTRYE, Malawi – As Malawians celebrate Joyce Banda’s appointment as president on sites, like Facebook and Twitter, the increased use of social media in Malawi comes full circle as her new government takes office. For it was during the country’s civil society mobilisation against the former government that social media first gained […]

The University of Akron Hosts the 5th Annual Black Male Summit
By March 18, 2012 Read More →

The University of Akron Hosts the 5th Annual Black Male Summit

Presenters include Be Someone founder Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, master motivator and mentor AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron’s Office of Multicultural Development will be hosting its 5th Black Male Summit on Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th. The event will be held in the university’s Student Union. Friday’s activities will begin at 12:00 […]