Good for him and it’s also good for the Black community, a community that continues to shun and discourage those who are part of the LGBTQ community. However, I’ll be glad when the day comes that someone being gay or coming out as gay is not major news. I understand why it is major news, but when we stop making a persons sexuality or lack thereof an important part of a persons character we will be better off.
Susana Trimarco was a housewife who fussed over her family and paid scant attention to the news until her daughter left for a doctor’s appointment and never came back.
After getting little help from police, Trimarco launched her own investigation into a tip that the 23-year-old was abducted and forced into sex slavery. Soon, Trimarco was visiting brothels seeking clues about her daughter and the search took an additional goal: rescuing sex slaves and helping them start new lives.
What began as a one-woman campaign a decade ago developed into a movement and Trimarco today is a hero to hundreds of women she’s rescued from Argentine prostitution rings. She’s been honored with the “Women of Courage” award by the U.S. State Department and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Nov. 28. Sunday night, President Cristina Fernandez gave her a human rights award before hundreds of thousands of people in the Plaza de Mayo.
Read more at - Yahoo! News.
A Penn State sorority has become the focus of an investigation after a racist Mexican-themed party picture was posted to the Web, according to the independent Penn State blog, Onward State.
The picture, said to be taken around Halloween, shows the women dressed in sombreros and mustaches. Some of the women held signs that read “Will mow lawn for weed + beer” and “I don’t cut grass I smoke it.”
The photo was posted on Tumblr and Facebook, where Onward State was able to identify the women tagged in the photo as members of the Chi Omega sorority on campus.
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Today marks World AIDS Day, a time for the global community to recognize the widespread impact of HIV/AIDS.
Right now, 1.2 million people in the U.S. and 33.4 million people around the world live with HIV/AIDS, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is caused by HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, and is considered the last step of the infection. AIDS has killed 25 million people around the world since 1981, the Department of Health reported.
On November 7, 1991, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson first announced to the world he was HIV-positive, and from that day on, he has been tirelessly fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic and advocating for those living with HIV/AIDS. ESPN documented Mr. Johnson’s personal journey, how the world has been affected since November 7, 1991, and the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
“Magic Johnson is a hero and icon in the fight against AIDS. We applaud the courage and leadership he continues to show in this battle over the years and thank ESPN for both pointing a lens at his remarkable life “For over ten years, Magic and AHF have forged a partnership that now includes six free AHF ‘Magic’ Johnson treatment clinics and several nationwide HIV testing initiatives. On World AIDS Day this past December, we announced plans for three new AHF ‘Magic’ Johnson clinics set to open this year: Brooklyn, NY; Ft. Worth, TX and Atlanta, GA. As a public figure—and through his own personal experience living successfully with HIV—Magic serves as a beacon, letting others who may also be infected know that seeking medical care and lifesaving antiretroviral treatment is the right thing to do.”
Johnson, whose business interests include a wide portfolio of successful ventures operating under the umbrella of his Magic Johnson Enterprises, is also is Chairman and Founder of the respected non-profit Magic Johnson Foundation, which raises funds for community-based organizations focused on HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The Foundation also works to develop programs and provide services that address the broader educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities throughout the nation.
ABOUT AHF: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and services to more than 124,000 individuals in 26 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean the Asia/Pacific region and Eastern Europe. www.aidshealth.org
ABOUT MJF: Since 1991, the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) has served and enriched urban communities nationwide. MJF has evolved from an HIV grant-making organization to one that advocates for community-based organizations and supports educational empowerment through HIV/AIDS education/testing/awareness work, minority college access and digital literacy.
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Celebrate Halloween with Dangerous and HP as they talk to Mark Harris of 1555 Filmworks and rock to some Barack Obama inspired jams. Swift is also in the house for the Dangerous or Harmless segment to critique another song. The Dangerous Item of the Week is the score to film Bangkok Dangerous.