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  • Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
    When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to...
  • TLC's Michelle Duggar fights ordinance protecting transgender rights

    TLC's Michelle Duggar fights ordinance protecting transgender rights
    Reality star Michelle Duggar, matriarch of the ever-expanding family featured in the TLC series, "19 Kids and Counting," recorded a robocall urging citizens of the Fayetteville, Ark., area to speak out against an antidiscrimination ordinance that would...
  • Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days

    Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days
    Blood smeared the white door and concrete slab outside a rowhouse where a teenager was gunned down early Thursday, the second 17-year-old killed in Baltimore in as many days. The killings of Keith Powell in Northeast Baltimore early Thursday and...
  • Environmental groups must be more representative

    The environmental movement needs to diversify. A recent study of environmental organizations casts a spotlight on this problem."The current state of racial diversity in environmental organizations is troubling," concludes the report by Professor...
  • Book Talk: Chen pushes boundaries in Singapore, one play at a time

    By Caroline Ng SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Two central themes of Loretta Chen's "Woman on Top" - sexuality and censorship - come at a timely moment for her home country of Singapore. In June a record crowd turned out for a gay rights rally in the...
  • How to end California's political gender gap

    How to end California's political gender gap
    On Tuesday, Women's Equality Day marks the 94th anniversary of women's suffrage — and offers a moment to reflect on the so-called political progress of American women. Emphasis on the "so-called." From our city halls to the halls of Congress,...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Orlando audition: Actor/instrumentalists for Mad Cow's 'The Dead'

    Mad Cow Theatre announces auditions for actors who play instruments for James Joyce's The Dead MAD COW THEATRE is holding auditions for its upcoming production of James Joyce's The Dead. Production dates are December 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015 with...
  • Many civil-rights issues remain unresolved

    Are the Ferguson, Mo., riots one of the annual racial-ethnic episodes in the country or is this something more fundamental? Is this our Arab Spring? Or is this a flare-up of localized racial injustice in need of a local solution and a commitment to...
  • Islamic State video shows conversion of Yazidis to Islam

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, a militant group that witnesses and officials say has executed hundreds of members of Iraq's Yazidis, has released a video that seeks to show it enlightened hundreds of members of the religious minority by converting...
  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...