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Let's Talk Mexican: The False Narrative of Donald Trump and the Danger That Lies Ahead for All Latinos-OPINION
Enrique Buelna Thursday, 09/29/2022 | 15 Comments
The attempt by Donald Trump to appease Latinos with his obnoxious Cinco de Mayo tweet should be viewed as a harbinger to bad things to come.
The Cuban Health System at the Dawn of Dï¿½tente
Sammy Almashat Thursday, 09/29/2022 | 4 Comments
President Obama’s visit to Cuba this week once again focused the eyes of the world on the island nation.
UC schools harm local students by admitting so many from out of state, audit finds
Teresa Watanabe Tuesday, 03/29/2016 | 2 Comments
The University of California has hurt local students by admitting so many out-of-state applicants to its campuses and should be reined in with tough restrictions, according to a sharply critical state audit to be released Tuesday.
Los Angeles Getting Closer to Saying “Goodbye to Columbus” and Hello to Indigenous Peoples Day
Levi Rickert Monday, 03/21/2016 | 9 Comments
LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles is getting closer to saying “goodbye to Columbus” and hello to Indigenous Peoples Day.
How to Criticize “Big Philanthropy” Effectively
Joanne Barkan Monday, 03/21/2016 | 3 Comments
Criticizing philanthropy (or philanthropists) of any kind is tricky. To most people, a negative appraisal sounds off-base and churlish—yet another instance of “No good deed goes unpunished.”
While El Salvador Forgets, Guatemala Remembers
Rachel Hatcher Monday, 03/21/2016 | 2 Comments
In post-war El Salvador, the will to erase historical memory has dominated, while in Guatemala a consensus around transitional justice has emerged.
Neoliberalism has hijacked our vocabulary
Doreen Massey Tuesday, 03/15/2016 | 0 Comments
At a recent art exhibition I engaged in an interesting conversation with one of the young people employed by the gallery. As she turned to walk off I saw she had on the back of her T-shirt "customer liaison". I felt flat.
Monsanto. The privatization of seeds
Dario Aranda Saturday, 10/01/2022 | 1 Comments
Large agribusinesses are promoting laws that “privatize seeds” and “prosecute producers”. This is one of the statements in the research carried out by international organizations Vía Campesina (which gathers rural movements worldwide) and sex shop
New Research Finds Ethnic Studies Improve Overall Learning
Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil Thursday, 09/29/2022 | 1 Comments
Isaac Nieblas’ world changed when he signed up for a Chicano Studies class at Santa Clara University. The son of Mexican immigrants, Nieblas grew up for a time in Arizona, where ethnic studies were banned from the public school curriculum during his sophomore year of high school.
Will the Los Angeles River Become a Playground for the Rich?
Richard Kreitner Friday, 03/11/2016 | 0 Comments
The revitalization of LA’s neglected riverfront has gone from social-justice crusade to money-soaked land grab.
Nearly 1 in 4 Cal State students are going hungry, new report says
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Friday, 03/11/2016 | 0 Comments
A year-long study released by the California State University on Friday finds that 24 percent of the system’s 460,000 students could be going hungry. The report also found that as many as 12 percent of students suffer “housing displacement” such as homelessness.
How America criminalised poverty
This essay is a shortened version of a new afterword to Barbara Ehrenreich's Friday, 03/11/2016 | 1 Comments
I completed the manuscript for Nickel and Dimed in a time of seemingly boundless prosperity. Technology innovators and venture capitalists were acquiring sudden fortunes, buying up McMansions like the ones I had cleaned in Maine and much larger.
California charities must disclose major donors, court rules
Maura Dolan Friday, 05/01/2015 | 1 Comments
California may require charities that raise money in the state to disclose the names of major contributors, a federal appeals court decided Friday.
Are Not-for-Profit Hospitals Earning Their Tax Breaks? New Study Says No
New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 08, 2014 Thursday, 11/20/2014 | 1 Comments
Not-for-profit hospitals, like Kaiser in San Francisco, receive tax breaks in exchange for providing benefits to their communities -- services like charity care for people who are uninsured. But are the not-for-profit hospitals in California providing enough of these services to earn their tax breaks?
Study: Trauma Follows Children Into Adulthood, Threat to Public Health in CA
New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 18, 2014 Thursday, 11/20/2014 | 2 Comments
Past experiences of childhood trauma are common among California adults, and those experiences correlate with harmful behaviors and chronic disease at a level that constitutes a “public health crisis,” according to a new study.
The 2014 World Giving Index Findings Ranks US in 9th Place for Donations
Ruth McCambridge Tuesday, 07/28/2015 | 3 Comments
Yesterday, the new World Giving Index was released. There are two notable aspects of this report, as compared to other reports on charity:
Bringing Solar Power to Poor Countries Boosts Health and Finances
Jennifer C. Berkshire Friday, 10/17/2014 | 1 Comments
Bringing electricity to developing countries is about much more than powering lights and charging cellphones. Energy can have a profound effect on residents’ health and economic well-being.
Dollars for Dudes: Almost No Women Among Medical Industry’s Top-Paid Speakers, Consultants
Charles Ornstein Wednesday, 06/03/2015 | 0 Comments
The causes are not clear, but men account for more than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who received the most money from drug and medical device companies, according to new federal data.
Mysterious Campaign Appears to be the Latest Salvo in Battle Over Net Neutrality
Robert Faturechi Friday, 10/10/2014 | 3 Comments
As the FCC considers how to regulate Internet providers, the telecom industry’s stealth campaign for hearts and minds encompasses everything from art installations to LOLcats.
Pledges Roll In as Clinton Global Initiative Convenes
Caroline Bermudez and Megan O'Neil Tuesday, 09/23/2014 | 1 Comments
The Clinton Global Initiative, Bill Clinton's annual philanthropy summit, held in New York, runs through Wednesday. The meeting has become a popular gathering for heads of state, business leaders, and celebrities and typically draws billions of dollars in philanthropic gifts and other charitable commitments.