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[OP-ED]: By all means, take issue with ‘The Bell Curve.’ But read it first

 06/23/2017 - 08:47
t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites
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When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:15am
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t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites

“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
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While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

Frank Rubio, a new member of NASA's Privileged Club of Hispanic Astronauts

 06/09/2017 - 03:52
S Vice President Mike Pence (R), during the presentation of NASA's incoming class of 12 new astronaut candidates, in Austin, Texas, United States on June 7, 2017. EFE/NASA/Robert Markowitz

The son of a Salvadoran mother, Rubio, 41, has made it among the exclusive group of NASA trainees that will take part on future space missions.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:45am
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Vice President Mike Pence (R), during the presentation of NASA's incoming class of 12 new astronaut candidates, in Austin, Texas, United States on June 7, 2017. EFE/NASA/Robert Markowitz

[OP-ED]: Anti-Latino rhetoric is building walls within our schools

 05/31/2017 - 11:12
Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”
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It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00am
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Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”

More than 200 members of LGBT community killed in Mexico over three-year period

 05/18/2017 - 06:14
File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Gay men are often targeted by robbers, with gangs even specializing in this type of crime. The modus operandi is for the criminal to seduce the person either in person or via Internet and then, once inside the victim's home, to steal his belongings and kill him.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
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File photo showing LGBT community supporters marching during the 38th LGBT pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico on Jun. 25, 2016. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Women march for freedom in Venezuela

 05/07/2017 - 13:01
More than 20,000 women took to the streets in the Venezuelan capital, to show their discontent with the measures of repression of the Government of Nicolás Maduro. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ
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As part of the agenda of protests organized by the Venezuelan opposition, on Saturday women were the protagonists of a mass demonstration in the main cities of the nation.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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More than 20,000 women took to the streets in the Venezuelan capital, to show their discontent with the measures of repression of the Government of Nicolás Maduro. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

Can Feminism and the Far Right Meet?

 04/20/2017 - 04:00
Marine Le Pen during a political rally in Marseille, France, on April 19, 2017. EFE/Paul Durand
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How being a woman helped Marine Le Pen in the French presidential campaign

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:45am
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Marine Le Pen during a political rally in Marseille, France, on April 19, 2017. EFE/Paul Durand

“Help Wanted” at the City of Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 09:54
Director of the Office of Human Resources, Pedro Rodriguez, wants to bring diversity to city government.

United States' first female Muslim judge found dead in New York

 04/13/2017 - 05:05
Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube
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The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court was found in the waters off Harlem.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:00am
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Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube