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  • Arundel school board censures former member Peterson for 'startling' remarks

    Arundel school board censures former member Peterson for 'startling' remarks
    A former Anne Arundel County school board member says he'll resign from a school system ethics panel after being censured by the board for comments he made last month, including a reference to then-interim superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima."...
  • Outside forces help stoke anti-Roma tension in Polish town

    ANDRYCHOW Poland (Reuters) - The Roma have never got on particularly well with their neighbors in this Polish town, but they cannot remember things being as bad as they are now. What has changed is that radical nationalists showed up in Andrychow last...
  • 'NOH8' an effective affront to recent wave of hatred

    When people see what Adam Bouska captures through the lens of his camera, it's difficult to deny he has a vision: A world where every face has the chance to express NOH8. NOH8 (phonetically — "no hate") is a "photographic silent protest created...
  • Two Watertown Students Arrested After Instagram Harassment

    WATERTOWN — Police have charged two high school students after an investigation into an Instagram page that targeted other students with harassing comments. Detective Mark Conway said that there were two victims and most of the comments on the...
  • Maybe it's OK to say 'that's so gay'

    Maybe it's OK to say 'that's so gay'
    The phrase “that's so gay” has traditionally been understood as homophobic. A school report published by Stonewall, a U.K.-based gay, lesbian and bisexual rights charity, argued this position, and it will be discussed in their upcoming...
  • Democratic lawmakers move to upend ruling on birth control

    WASHINGTON Taking up advice from Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., congressional Democrats Wednesday introduced legislation to get around the court's decision last month to exempt private corporations from having to provide coverage for...
  • Obama should say no to a religion-based exemption on hiring discrimination

    Last month President Obama announced that he was drafting an executive order prohibiting federal contractors — which employ about 20% of the American workforce — from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Chan Lowe: The Miami-Dade same-sex marriage cases

    Chan Lowe: The Miami-Dade same-sex marriage cases
    The Sunshine State isn’t the same place it was a mere six years ago. In cultural terms, our social attitudes about gay rights, in particular, have moved forward at a lightning pace.   A peek at Florida’s constitution shows that, along with...
  • Latino activists aim to boost participation in U.S. midterm vote

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A coalition of Latino groups is launching a new push to register voters and mobilize Hispanics ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in the hope of electing more lawmakers sympathetic to issues important to them, including immigration....
  • Duran says some in gay community unhappy he's backing Shriver

    Duran says some in gay community unhappy he's backing Shriver
    West Hollywood City Council member John Duran, who finished third in the June primary for Los Angeles County Supervisor, formally endorsed second-place finisher Bobby Shriver on Tuesday. At a Shriver news conference, Duran said some in the gay and...
  • Julio Fuentes: Unregulated fishing poses economic threat to Florida

    As President/CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and on behalf of Florida's Hispanic business community, I would like to express my grave concerns over illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, a global problem that is impacting...