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Value of Lifting Up the Most Vulnerable Among Us

As executive director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), I am an advocate for the health rights of individuals struggling to live on insufficient incomes and in underserved communities. As I wrote here last month, Medicaid,Show More Summary

France Overturns The Burkini Ban After The World Explained How Ridiculous It Was

Although the court's ruling applies just to Villeneuve-Loubet, most advocates expect it to serve as precedent for the 30 other small towns where mayors decided to tell women what they can and cannot wear to the beach.

Anti-immigration crowd should spare us the outrage

Donald Trump’s contortions over what was once his signature issue — mass deportation — is cause for grief among anti-immigration reform advocates. Rather than rant about Trump’s “betrayal” and moan that no politician can be trusted on this issue, they would do well to look in the mirror, where responsibility for this debacle originated. It […]

How I Recovered from Hypothyroidism and Became My Own Best Advocate

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. This week’s featured success story was penned by Elle Russ, host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast and author of the upcoming Primal Blueprint Publishing title, The Paleo Thyroid Solution. If you have your own success story and would like to […]

Celebrate And Advocate On Women's Equality Day With This Remarkable Video

1 hour agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Today is not only Women's Equality Day but also the 98th birthday of a woman whose too-often-overlooked contributions to science has had a profound impact on our understanding of the universe. To celebrate both, 20th Century Fox has released the...

Behind the Scenes of the Transgender Rights Fight in Texas

With an attorney general determined to make transgender youth second-class citizens, we’re rolling up our sleeves. Note: This piece was originally published in The Advocate.  Every year at about this time, my office gets calls from anxious...Show More Summary

‘Yes or no?’: Trump-loving black pastor refuses to say whether Trump is a racist or not

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The campaign of Donald Trump keeps running out new advocates to prop up the notion that the candidate has something to offer the black community and they continue to fail. Friday morning, Trump-backing Pastor Mark Burns appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to try and make the case for Trump with...

'Spa Night' Puts Gay Asian-Americans Front and Center

The Advocate spoke with gay filmmaker Andrew Ahn about his deeply personal coming-of-age film set in the spas of Los Angeles's Koreatown.

Advocates blame Gov. Cuomo for all-time high in homelessness

8 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Gov. Cuomo has not come through on a pledge to create 20,000 supportive housing apartments, the Coalition for the Homeless reports.

Anya Hindmarch curates at Sotheby's London

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

This autumn, Sotheby?s is opening up its galleries to Anya Hindmarch, inviting the leading fashion accessories designer to guest-curate an auction of Contemporary Art in London. A passionate advocate of British design and arts, Anya?s...Show More Summary

L.A. sued over missing records tied to former councilman

Los Angeles was sued Thursday by a nonprofit that sought records tied to former City Councilman Tom LaBonge, only to be told that there was nothing to turn over. The First Amendment Coalition, a group that advocates for open government, argues that the records must have existed at some point — and...

Let White Leaders Defend Institutional Racism; Let Black Leaders Defend Black Lives

If one looks and listens closely, black reform advocates and charter leaders are responding to the mythology that black people don’t want charter schools or reform in general. For most black folk, however, not liking reform equates to not liking institutional racism, which impacts our communities no matter how many black and brown people an organization hires. […]

Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece Blasts Abortion: “If Black Lives Matter, They Should Matter in the Womb”

When the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says “Black Lives Matter,” she means all black lives. Dr. Alveda King, a pro-life advocate and the niece of the famous civil rights leader, spoke on “The Jim Bakker Show” recently about how abortion has become the No. 1 killer of black lives in America. King […]

Big Freedia Sentenced to Three Years Probation, Avoids Jail Time

Big Freedia avoided jail time but has been sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay a $35,000 fine after being charged earlier this year with theft of government funds, the New Orleans Advocate reports. Freedia (born Freddie Ross) was accused by the U.S. Show More Summary

Steve Wozniak Concerned About An iPhone 7 Without A Headphone Jack

Apple co-founder and tech advocate Steve Wozniak is worried about reports that the upcoming iPhone 7 may not have a headphone jack, he told the Australian Financial Review. It is rumored that Apple will be using newly developed wireless Bluetooth headphone technology instead of the traditional plug-based standard. Show More Summary

House Republican Super PAC Kicks into Gear Against Zephyr Teachout

23 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Not only have the shadowy hedge-funders backing Fordham Law professor and anti-corruption advocate Zephyr Teachout’s opponent in her bid for Congress so far declined her invitation to debate , now national Republicans—backed by those same financiers—are getting involved in the upstate New York race. Read more...

Colorado’s Universal Health Care Proposal Could Axe Abortion Coverage

Progressives in Colorado are battling over a ballot initiative that would create a single-payer universal health care system in the state. According to some abortion rights advocates, the state-funded program would eliminate insurance...Show More Summary

Keeping The Animal Welfare Act On The Job Of Animal Protection

During these times of political conflict and division, one issue that draws bipartisan and nearly universal support is animal welfare. For decades, the efforts of animal welfare advocates to fight animal cruelty and suffering have been...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Portland Bans Rap Music on School Buses, Seattle's Homeless Advocates Reject Mayor Murray, Vancouver's Housing Market Freezes

by Charles Mudede For now, Vancouver B.C.'s limitless luxury is not so limitless. Charles Mudede Foreign Buyer Tax In Vancouver B.C. Appears to Have Worked a Little Too Well: Though British Columbia's finance ministry still claims that...Show More Summary

George And Amal Clooney: Is There Marriage Trouble Over Former Supermodel?

George and Amal Clooney often make headlines for their efforts to bring attention to, and advocate for, the refugee crisis, as well as due to Amal’s efforts as a human rights barrister. By times the headlines simply have to do with Amal’s impeccable fashion sense as she hits the red carpet on the arm of... Show More Summary

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