Results for May, 2010

culture shockers: Leading AIDS organizations “concerned” about ruling on gay Malawi couple

After being arrested in December 2009, the convicted gay Malawi couple has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, representing a step back in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

May 28, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Who should NYC thank for its drop in crime? Immigrants

Crime rates in NYC drop, continuing the city’s safe streak, and studies suggest that immigrants might have something to do with this trend.

May 28, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Is Nickelodeon denying Dora?

In response to Arizona’s SB1070 law, digitally doctored mugshots of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer circulate the internet.

May 26, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Mayor Bloomberg launches NYC campaign to end human trafficking

New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg encourages New Yorkers to learn about human trafficking and how to report it with they city’s new Let’s Call an End to Human Trafficking campaign.

May 26, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Director of HBO’s “The Lazarus Effect” on resurrections as a result of HIV meds in Africa

Original post on Causecast Guest Post by Lance Bangs, director of The Lazarus Effect, premiering tonight on HBO. In July 2007, I’d seen a Vanity Fair article about HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa, and was moved and inspired by the transformations described in Alex Shoumatoff’s story The Lazarus Effect. Two years and many conversations later, I [...]

May 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Do you think sex offenders should be in prison indefinitely? The Supreme Court says yes

The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the federal government can keep any sex offender behind bars for an indefinite period of time if deemed a threat to society.

May 24, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: First Lady Michelle Obama answers a child’s question on immigration

First Lady Michelle Obama is confronted by a second grader about the likelihood of her mother’s deportation because of the United States’ unfair immigration laws.

May 20, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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