Tag Archives: Social Issues

27Apr/15

Loretta Lynch sworn-in as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch is sworn in as U.S. Attorney General and faces a raft of pressing issues — not least of which is the spate of deadly confrontations between mostly white police officers and mostly black men.
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14Apr/15

Jenner – my whole life has been getting me ready for this

ABC News releases short clip from two hour interview with Bruce Jenner where the Olympic gold medalist is reported to reveal that he is transitioning into becoming a woman.

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14Apr/15

Lack of blacks on Brazil’s catwalks prompts protest

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Afro-Brazilian women dance as they present outfits during a demonstration against discrimination of Afro-Brazilian models in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Sao Paulo state prosecutor’s office has threatened legal action against the SPFW’s organizers unless they increase the number of black models.
In the last SPFW, in January, just eight of the 344 models were black.

SOURCE: AFP/Mauricio Lima

06Apr/15

Yarmouk in ruins

SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, (REUTERS) – Broken and barren streets in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside Damascus.

Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show empty streets of the largely Palestinian enclave.
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06Apr/15

Bruce Jenner interview in 2-hour ABC TV special on April 24

Bruce Jenner will sit down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer later this month to discuss reports that he is transgender.

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06Apr/15

Jeb Bush marked “Hispanic” on Fla. voter registration form – NYT

Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, who was popular among Spanish-speaking voters while Florida governor, marked himself as ‘Hispanic’ on a 2009 voter registration application, The New York Times reports.

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