AIDSWALK LA

AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015

Celebrities, elected leaders, and 20,000 other caring people unite to raise funds for much needed HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs

WHO: Celebrities in attendance will include: Ken Todd & Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Rules), Michael Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Carson Kressley (Dancing With the Stars), Our Lady J (classical pianist, TV writer on Transparent, and singer-songwriter), and Pauley Perrette (NCIS).

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I Told My Students Last Week There Would Be a Mass Shooting This Week-And I Was Right

I Told My Students Last Week There Would Be a Mass Shooting This Week-And I Was Right

One thing you might not know about teachers is that deep down, we fear for our lives.

I know teachers across my state keep their classroom locked for no other reason than someone with an assault rifle could come through the door at any moment. They honestly don’t do it but for that: Not gangs, or the threat of a principal walking in unannounced. They do it just to be safe. It’s like wearing a seatbelt. When I put it like that it sounds alarmist, and I don’t mean to cause a panic, but when we talk about the dearth of gun laws in this country, some alarum might be in order.

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Central Valley Youth Say Pope's Message 'Already Having an Impact'

Central Valley Youth Say Pope’s Message ‘Already Having an Impact’

The Pope’s visit to the United States comes as the U.S. Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic shift driven in large part by demographic changes happening across the nation. Today’s Catholic heart of America lies in the West, in places like California’s Central Valley, where a fast rising immigrant – and largely Latino – population is filling church pews to the brim.

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SHOUT GLADI GLADI!

SHOUT GLADI GLADI! Maternal Health Africa

Directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy, and filmed in Malawi and Sierra Leone, the film spotlights the quest of Ann Gloag, the indefatigable philanthropist and former nurse who drives the movement to save these vulnerable women, and presents the patients as they tell stirring tales of their struggles and triumphs. Everything culminates with the exuberant Gladi Gladi ceremony, a singing and dancing blowout that marks the day the women and girls return home cured.

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When the Clock Struck Prejudice: Islamophobia From Texas to India

When the Clock Struck Prejudice: Islamophobia From Texas to India

Mahesh Sharma, India’s Culture minister, and a high school in Irving, Texas have more in common than they realise. On the face of it, the two incidents appear poles apart.

Ahmed Mohamed, a fourteen-year-old freshman in a high school in Texas, was handcuffed and detained by police after he took a homemade alarm clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But another teacher thought it looked like a bomb and called the police. The boy in his NASA T-shirt was interrogated and taken to a juvenile detention centre, triggering off a huge row about Islamophobia and stereotyping.

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The Mediterranean Crisis: An Open Letter to World Leaders by Two Professors

The Mediterranean Crisis: An Open Letter to World Leaders by Two Professors

A child should not have to die to mobilize governments into credible action.

The photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washed ashore, which has mobilized international responses to the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean over the past week, signals two inter-related tragedies: firstly, that of the human loss and suffering that is ongoing in this context, and secondly, that of the dire shortcomings of global and regional good governance of migration.

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British Indian Girl Has IQ Higher Than Einstein and Hawking

London: A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in the U.K. has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, outwitting physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the one percent of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa, the society for people with high IQs.

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USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status

USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for immigrant visas at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad.

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