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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

Stepping-up the fight for immigrants

 06/21/2017 - 17:04
Abel Rodríguez, Cabrini University, Center on Immigration
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A Latino professor leads Philadelphia's first academic Center on Immigration issues.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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With the Center on Immigration, Cabrini's goal is to become a regional leader in creating knowledge about issues that affect immigrant communities in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

 06/21/2017 - 12:37
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp
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Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp

[OP-ED]: La “N-word” y otros sinsentidos del Apartheid en América

 06/19/2017 - 09:11
Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington
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Donald Trump lanzó su atrevida pero finalmente exitosa campaña para la presidencia de Estados Unidos en junio del 2015 con un discurso intolerante contra los mexicanos, en particular, y contra los latinos en general.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:15am
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Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington

Portugal fights deadliest wildfire in history

 06/19/2017 - 04:37
A woman reacts during a fire in Pampilhosa da Serra, central of Portugal, 18 June 2017. At least sixty two people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, with many being trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road on the evening of 17 June 2017. EPA/PAULO NOVAIS
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Portugal on Monday is struggling to control the deadliest wildfire in its history, which has devastated the central region of Leiria since Saturday, with preliminary numbers of casualties estimated to be at least 61 dead and 62 injured.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:30am
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A woman reacts during a fire in Pampilhosa da Serra, central of Portugal, 18 June 2017. At least sixty two people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, with many being trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road on the evening of 17 June 2017. EPA/PAULO NOVAIS

[OP-ED]: Rather than heading to the silver screen, take a moment this summer to look inward

 06/16/2017 - 12:30
Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)
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 Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”

I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Try Michael Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?,” which covers a wide range of thought provoking questions about civic life and describes the philosophical foundations for competing impulses. (The wonderful 12-hour Harvard lecture series is available to view on YouTube, as well.)

Orange is the New Black's Diane Guerrero backs bipartisan bill for national Latino museum

 06/16/2017 - 07:17
The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.
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"Build Museums Not Walls" is the slogan of the lawmakers supporting a bill to create an American Latino Museum in Washington. The bill was presented on June 15, 2017, in front of the Congress. Diane Guerrero, know for her role in Orange is the New Black, is among the supporters. Photo: @Latinomuseum/Twitter. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:45am
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The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.

Thirteen people become U.S. Citizens at the Flag Day Naturalization Ceremony at the Betsy Ross House

 06/14/2017 - 17:46
Thirteen individuals took the Oath of Allegiance during the Naturalization Ceremony at the Betsy Ross House Wednesday.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Due to a health problem, he preferred to seek sanctuary before being deported

 06/13/2017 - 14:46
David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com
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David Chávez-Macias sought refuge at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in northern Nevada, after learning he could be deported.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
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David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com

Marcelo Claure, a Latino Voice at the EMerge Americas forum

 06/13/2017 - 04:41
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, speaks during the first day of the Technological Forum Americas Emerge 2017 at the Conventions Center of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, June 12, 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

 Bolivian Marcelo Claure, founder of Brightstar Corp and CEO of Sprint Corporation, is one of the main speakers at the fourth edition of this leading innovation and technology forum in Miami, which opened yesterday with a presentation by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:30am
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Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, speaks during the first day of the Technological Forum Americas Emerge 2017 at the Conventions Center of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, June 12, 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera