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  • Suicide prevention, risks and protective factors are something teens need to hear about.
    Suicide: Teen answers may vary
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 800,000 people die because of suicide. That's one death every 40 seconds. If their statistics are correct, then we have a lot of work to do.Case in point: When recently talking to a small group...
  • Eric Holder
    Election law 'reform' is reverse racism, critics charge
    More than two-thirds of the Republican co-sponsors of a controversial voter bill have gone silent.They have good reason to lay low, says one election-law attorney.U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., author of theVoting Rights Amendment Act of...
  • Hayek's Road to Serfdom
    Sorry Prof. Black, Hayek's police state is really here
    In an awkwardly embarrassing video, at least to libertarians, one Professor Bill Black expounds on Fredrick Hayek's explanation in The Road to Serfdom of why the worst people always prevail in a democracy and therefore eventually leads to...
  • Teen gangs
    Delinquent teens more likely to meet violent deaths as adults
    Delinquent youth are at a significantly higher risk for violent death as adults, according to a study published in the June 16 online journal Pediatrics. The Northwestern University study reports that most of the deaths involved firearms and women...
  • Ryan addressed the "tailspin of culture"
    Paul Ryan: "There's a real culture problem here."
    A simple remark about poverty has created quite a hornet's nest of trouble amongst liberals for Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. He certainly had no idea that his short remark would be taken out of context and used by liberals to infer an insult to...
  • Remembering St. Drexel
    Remembering St. Drexel
    Chicago Catholics, are you familiar with St. Katharine Drexel? If not, now is a good time to learn about her, because her Feast Day is this week (namely, March 3rd) She is a fairly new saint. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 1,...
  • President Barack Obama speaks with Summer Bronson and Catherine Rousculp, New Mexico first Lego League 2013 Champions, in the State Dining Room of the White House during the White House Science Fair April 22, 2013, in Washington. \
    Minority-serving institution faculty mentoring pays new study shows
    The first peer-matched study of the effect of mentoring for minority-serving institution faculty shows substantial improvement after one year in terms of the number of federal grants obtained, the increase in professional activities and...
  • Young Republicans
    Must Republicans turn gay and change color to win elections?
    There was an article posted yesterday by CNN reporting about Young Republicans (YR) meeting in Mobile, Alabama to address the need to attract minorities, women and urbanites. It is an interesting location to address this problem because it is...
  • New UCLA partnership will provide free dental care to needy Angelenos
    New UCLA partnership will provide free dental care to needy Angelenos
    Many Angelenos have dental problems but do not have the financial resources to seek treatment. To address this problem, UCLA School of Dentistry announced on July 25 that it had partnered with Wilshire State Bank to reshape patient care and...
  • Menthol cigarettes worse than regular according to FDA
    Menthol cigarettes worse than regular according to FDA
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released data that menthol cigarettes are worse and likely pose a greater health risk than regular ones. The review also lends credence to a possible ban on the product. According to Yahoo News on July 24,...
  • Michael Bloomberg
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended his race comments on stop-and-frisk
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded on Sunday to persons who are strongly criticizing him for his comments on his Friday radio broadcast in which he said the New York City Police Department stops-and-frisks white people too much and doesn...
  • Prince George's Latinos demand theirs
    Prince George's Latinos demand theirs
    Latino representatives gathered in front of the Central American Solidity Association of Maryland building June 21 and demanded more Latino representation among teachers, principals and the Prince George’s County school board.Why they chose...
  • UCLA receives grant to reduce strokes among disadvantaged Angelenos
    UCLA receives grant to reduce strokes among disadvantaged Angelenos
    Stroke is the second leading cause of death in Los Angeles County and the county’s underserved population is at increased risk for a number of reasons. On May 1, UCLA researchers announced that they and their partners across LA County had...
  • Black Female Hispanic farmers
    U.S. government gives away thousands of dollars in free money
    After more than a decade fighting bias claims by Hispanic and female farmers, the Justice and Agriculture Departments have committed $1.33 billion to compensate not just the 91 plaintiffs but thousands of Hispanic and female farmers who had never...
  • Women in STEM
    5 Role Models for Young Women in Science
    In terms of occupations, the expertise of role models can help a student or professional find their calling and/or secure a dream job. It's common for role models to be snagged as much for their cognitive skills as for their survival skills...