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53 Million Americans Receiving Social Security Benefits

Written by Brenda Brown on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 11:16.

The cool winds and changing leaves are tell-tale signs: another autumn has arrived. Sometimes it’s hard to believe how quickly the seasons change and the years pass by. Whatever season of life you happen to be in, it may be a good time to reflect on the protection you have through Social Security.


Empowerment Through Art

Written by Canadian Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:18.

Annika and Isabelle look like average teen girlsAnnika and Isabelle look like average teen girls: they're polite and bubbly, and wear skinny jeans with sneakers. They've got to run off to do work and meet with parents for dinner, but they've agreed to take a picture for me. Isabelle's black leather bomber jacket goes perfectly with her awesome manicure, and she shyly fixes her bangs when I bring out my camera. Meanwhile, Annika is chatty and laughs easily as she poses with Isabelle.


In Predominantly Black Communities, People of all Races Miss Out on Kidney Care

Written by American Society of Nephrology (ASN) on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:04.

Journal of the American Society NephrologyRegardless of race, fewer people see a kidney specialist before starting dialysis if they live in predominantly black communities, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results highlight the importance of understanding why patients in predominantly black areas are less likely to receive kidney-related care while their kidney function is clearly declining.


Student's Painting Calls Attention to Inhumane Poachers

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 11 June 2010 12:22.

For two months, artist Clara Dutton worked on a three-paneled image of a creature she loves -- the elephant. She often wept as she painted. The art -- 10 feet wide and 7 feet tall -- is garish. The fallen animal in the central panel has been decapitated; on each side panel is a life-sized likeness of a bloody, severed tusk.


Project Homeless Connect Helps Youth "Aged Out" of Foster Care

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 11 June 2010 01:08.

Project Homeless Connect Every year around 2,300 teenagers "age out" of foster care in California, meaning they reach the age of 18 without ever having been placed with a permanent family. A staggering 65 percent of those youth leave foster care with nowhere to go; many end up homeless. That's why Project Homeless Connect is teaming up with the non-profit group Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY) to try and change that.


Fresh Grown: Student Hip-hop Video for Kids Says Eating Fruits, Veggies Is Cool

Written by University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:14.

“The Jefferson County Childhood Obesity Task Force (JCCOTF) wanted to put together a social marketing project that would have kids teaching With a funky beat and catchy lyrics, a hip-hop public service announcement video created by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) senior film student Anna Lloyd, 22, of Fairhope, is hitting the Internet with a message to kids: Eating healthy is cool.