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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Empire' star Jussie Smollett brutally attacked, hospitalized in possible hate crime

Empire' star Jussie Smollett brutally attacked, hospitalized in possible hate crime
- Detectives are currently working to gather video, identify potential ... "Empire" creator Lee Daniels spoke out passionately in an Instagram video later ... the son of a hip-hop mogul who initially has trouble accepting that Jamal is gay.

Sam Smith and Normani release 'Dancing with a Stranger' music video

Sam Smith and Normani release 'Dancing with a Stranger' music video
- Sam Smith and Normani released the video for their new song “Dancing with a Stranger,” the first collaboration between the pop stars.

State Senator Joe Gruters proposes new bill to protect the LGBTQ community in the workplace

State Senator Joe Gruters proposes new bill to protect the LGBTQ community in the workplace
- Florida State Senator Joe Gruters is trying to create a more accepting workplace for employees. He is proposing the Florida ...

First Louisville LGBTQ chamber of commerce to launch this year

First Louisville LGBTQ chamber of commerce to launch this year
- Marianne Zickuhr said she's been surprised at how quickly the plan to start an LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce has come together. The idea started last ...

Fight for LGBTQ employment protections pits Republicans against Republicans

Fight for LGBTQ employment protections pits Republicans against Republicans
- Legislation that would create employment protections for LGBTQ individuals is causing controversy between some Florida Republicans.

Toronto's LGBTQ community tries to heal after McArthur plea

Toronto's LGBTQ community tries to heal after McArthur plea
- Some members of Toronto's LGBTQ community say they welcome Bruce McArthur's guilty plea, but still have a ways to go to heal from the serial killer's ...

Russian Official Threatens LGBTQ Leader: 'Go Back to Where You Belong'

Russian Official Threatens LGBTQ Leader: 'Go Back to Where You Belong'
- The violence against queer people in Chechnya is unceasing. According to a new, detailed Instagram post on the Russian LGBT Network's page, the ...

Anti-Israel Protest Again Sparks Controversy at LGBTQ Conference

Anti-Israel Protest Again Sparks Controversy at LGBTQ Conference
- An anti-Israel protest has again led to controversy at Creating Change, an LGBTQ conference that was the site of a raucous anti-Israel protest in 2016.

In an Unequal America, Getting to Work Can Be Hell

In an Unequal America, Getting to Work Can Be Hell
- In an Unequal America, Getting to Work Can Be Hell .... Office of Revenue Analysis illustrates this growing overlay of spatial and economic inequality.

Lens on Latin America" explores the genius and turmoil of Latin America in the 1960s and 70s

Lens on Latin America" explores the genius and turmoil of Latin America in the 1960s and 70s
- Lens on Latin America,” it explores themes from the 1960s and 70s in Latin ... However, amidst all the turmoil arose a distinct Latin American identity. ... also makes up about half of those living in extreme poverty in the country.

Howard Schultz Wants a President Who Will Tell Billionaires Their Favorite Lies

Howard Schultz Wants a President Who Will Tell Billionaires Their Favorite Lies
- Schultz is about as fluent in the realities of modern American politics as ... cutting two of the most effective anti-poverty programs in American history.

It's Time to Admit the Feds Are Making Poverty Worse--Not Better

It's Time to Admit the Feds Are Making Poverty Worse--Not Better
- During his 1964 State of the Union Address, President Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America. … Our aim is not only to relieve ...

Venezuela is how 'illiberal democracy' ends

Venezuela is how 'illiberal democracy' ends
- with good infrastructure, real social mobility and less inequality than its neighbors — with the Venezuela of today: “one of Latin America's most impoverished nations,” a land of food shortages, extreme poverty and hyperinflation.

Stand Together Commits $3.5 Million To Help Heal People Facing Addiction And Mental Health ...

Stand Together Commits $3.5 Million To Help Heal People Facing Addiction And Mental Health ...
- The number of individuals in America who struggle with mental health ... of poverty in America across six issue areas: Addiction and Mental Health; ...

The Shutdown Showed How Precarious Americans' Finances Really Are

The Shutdown Showed How Precarious Americans' Finances Really Are
- The longest government shutdown in American history is over. ... middle-class or upper-middle-class incomes—temporarily into the ranks of poverty.

How the shutdown opened a window on poverty in America

How the shutdown opened a window on poverty in America
- Last week, Congress ended the federal shutdown — at least for now — slowing the daily flow of stories about furloughed workers who cannot pay their ...