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  • U.S. Owes Blacks Reparations Over Slavery, UN Report Concludes
    Source: Yahoo News - Top Headlines"There has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent," the report said. Working group chairman Ricardo A. Sunga told reporters that the panel believed several models of reparations could work in the US context, including "elements of apology" and a form of "debt relief" to the descendants of enslaved people. "We are very troubled that these are on the... link to source

  • "Modern Family" Will Be First Show to Feature Transgender Child Actor
    Source: Time Magazine8-year-old Jackson Millarker will feature in a first for trans-visibility on television. link to source

  • New York Launches Campaign to Fight Islamophobia
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesNew York unveiled Monday a major public campaign to fight Islamophobia, stressing the equal rights of the city's hundreds of thousands of Muslims. The campaign, launched in the wake of a Manhattan bomb attack blamed on a radicalized Afghan-American initially, will use social media to spread the message under the hashtag #IAmMuslimNYC. link to source

  • Computerized CBT Can Aid Care for Alcohol Disorders
    Source: Psych CentralNew research finds a computer-based cognitive-behavioral therapy program can be an effective strategy for treating alcohol use disorders. Yale researcher Kathleen M. Carroll, Ph.D., and other members of the Yale Psychotherapy Development Center created the program called CBT4CBT. link to source

  • South Asia's "Disposable Women"
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsWomen in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence? link to source

  • FIFA Denounced for Disbanding Its Racism Task Force
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesFIFA's abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to fighting discrimination. link to source

  • Same-Sex Parents Fight for Rights in Chile
    Source: MSNBC - International NewsClaudia Amigo and Claudia Calderón are fighting for their own parental rights in Chile, along with those of other same-sex parents across the country. link to source

  • Ouch! Avoiding Failure Leads to Missed Chances for Children with ADHD
    Source: ScienceDailyChildren with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and punishment highlights the cumulative effect of punishment in children with ADHD. link to source

  • Probing the Science of Boredom
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceAlthough boredom is as familiar a feeling as excitement or fear, science has only begun to understand what makes people bored. Recently, six scientists who emerged after living for a year in isolation on the Mauna Loa volcano as part of the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) experiment, which simulated the isolation that future space travelers might experience traveling to and living on Mars, said that boredom was their... link to source

  • Report Finds That Loneliness Is a Heritable Trait
    Source: ScienceDailyLoneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers conducted the first genome-wide association study for loneliness -- as a life-long trait, not a temporary state. They discovered that risk for feeling lonely is partially due to genetics, but environment plays a bigger role. link to source

  • Fear of Stigma or Sanction Leads Many Doctors to Hide Mental Health Issues
    Source: ScienceDailyEven as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves. link to source

  • Study Challenges Widely Held View About Children's Moral Judgment
    Source: ScienceDailyChildren's ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated, new research indicates. When making moral judgements, adults tend to focus on people's intentions rather than on the outcomes of their actions: hurting someone intentionally is much worse than hurting them accidentally. However, the prevailing view in developmental psychology is that younger children's moral judgements are mainly based on the outcomes of... link to source

  • New Smithsonian Museum Prepared to Deal with Visitors' Emotions
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportNew Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's slavery exhibits raw realism may bring out different emotions from visitors. link to source

  • Queen Guitarist Protests Japanese Dolphin Hunts, Calls for Respect
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesBrian May, guitarist of British rock group Queen, is taking a stand against Japan's dolphin killing, saying the slaughter of animals should end in the same way society has turned against slavery or witch-burning. link to source

  • Study Suggests Way to Reduce Racial Bias in Police Shootings
    Source: CBS News - Science and TechnologyAn NYU psychologist may have found a way to retrain our brains against racial bias and prejudice. link to source

  • Barcelona Pageant Celebrates Transgender Women
    Source: MSNBC - Top NewsDespite facing violence and discrimination in many countries, 28 transgender women found a place to shine. The women competed last weekend to be crowned Miss Trans Star International, Europe's largest beauty pageant for transgender women and one of a growing number of events aimed at celebrating a population more often condemned. link to source

  • Report Finds U.S. Racial Wage Gap Widest in Nearly 4 Decades
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAs wages for American workers have stagnated for more than a generation, the income gap between black and white workers has widened, and discrimination is the main reason for the persisting disparity, according to a new report. The Economic Policy Institute also found that young black women are being hit the hardest. This gap remains even after controlling for factors like education, experience, or geography. link to source

  • IBM and MIT Partner to Make Computers More Human
    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessIBM Research and MIT's Department of Brain & Cognitive Science will advance machine vision to help AI better understand audio and visual information. link to source

  • Donald Trump Defends Racial Profiling After Bombs
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesDonald Trump on Monday reiterated his support for the controversial practice of racial profiling by police amid increasing threats to the homeland. link to source

  • "Kung Fu" Nuns Bike Himalayas to Oppose Human Trafficking
    Source: Reuters - World NewsFive hundred nuns from the Buddhist sect known as the Drukpa on Saturday complete a 4,000-km (2,485 mile) bicycle trek from Nepal's Kathmandu to the northern city of Leh in India to raise awareness about human trafficking in the remote region. link to source

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