Replacing over 18,000 water lines to ensure clean drinking water for Flint’s nearly 100,000 residents is no small task. However, Rhonda Grayer and her company, W.T. Stevens Construction, are taking on the challenge. SYSTEMIC RACISM LIKELY PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN FLINT’S WATER CRISIS Posted by: Jennifer Craig Continue reading A BLACK WOMAN-OWNED COMPANY IS SOLVING FLINT’S WATER CRISIS
Ambassador Sergio Duarte: The importance of the humanitarian considerations that are at the root of the international movement favoring the elimination of nuclear armament is highlighted in the Preamble of the draft. The first few paragraphs recognize the “catastrophic consequences” and implications of any use of nuclear weapons. See details Posted by: Jennifer Craig Continue reading A Bold Step toward the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Based on available data, Unchained at Last estimates that over quarter of a million children were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010. Data shows girls as young as 12 years old married in states like Alaska, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Continue reading Posted by: Jennifer Craig Continue reading The “Shocking” Reality of Child Marriage in the U.S.
See video of protest. Posted by: Jennifer Craig Continue reading An anti Sharia protest has been met with a pro-Islam anti- hate demonstration in Roseville
Providers could sell their users’ information directly to marketers, financial firms and other companies that mine personal data — all of whom could use the data without consumers’ consent. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission, which initially drafted the protections, would be forbidden from issuing similar rules in the future. Your online privacy information can now be a marketed to others. Posted by: Jonathan Salcido Continue reading The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections.
Media portrayals of mass shooters often strengthen stereotypes about race, religion, and mental health. The study found reporters used different words to describe the same crimes. Posted by: Alejandro Tovar Continue reading Media Coverage of Mass Shooters Often Perpetuates Stereotypes
There is a timely and obvious need to develop a progressive re-thinking of multiculturalism. For many reasons, not all of which are fair, the multicultural brand has become toxic and enjoys little by way of popular nor political support. However, it is not just about re-branding. Multicultural policies were developed in the 1960s and while appropriate for that time have failed to adapt to the … Continue reading Interculturalism!!!
Drug abuse can impact the brain’s ability to function in the short-term as well as prevent proper growth and development for later in life. Interfering with neurotransmitters and damaging connections within the brain Reducing the ability to experience pleasure Creating problems with memory Causing missed opportunities during a period of heightened learning potential Ingraining expectations of unhealthy habits into brain circuitry Inhibiting development of perceptual … Continue reading Why the Teenage Brain is Susceptible to Addiction
It’s a perfect storm that brings together the media’s concern about the environment, preference for international cooperation and deep skepticism about Donald Trump. Are we as humans separating ourselves from the earth? Posted by: Jonathan Salcido Continue reading Climate coverage: Opposing not just Trump’s policies but the president’s persona
In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don’t speak our native language. Here’s why: During more simple times… Continue reading Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times