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SENEGAL: Children With Disability - When Stigma Means Abandonment
Society & Culture  (tags: children, women, family, mentally disabled, stigma, hide, neurological disorder, abandonment, Senegal, WHO, mental health, punishment, education, humanrights, misunderstood, curse, society, abuse )

- 2866 days ago -
In Senegal many women refuse to take mentally disabled children on public transport; families hide children with mental or neurological disorders, and some parents disown them outright. Such is the stigma of having a child with these widely misunderstood
Mentally Disturbed Man Accused of Killing 9-Year-Old Boy Feared He Would Go Ballistic, Sister Says
Society & Culture  (tags: murder, violence, crime, schizophrenia, death )

- 3085 days ago -
The mentally disturbed man accused of killing a 9-year-old boy by plunging a knife into his chest told his sister that he was worried that he might injure himself - or someone else.
Tiger's Troubles Widen His Distance From Blacks
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, celebrity, culture, dishonesty, education, environment, ethics, family, freedoms, government, humans, law, media, internet, news, police, politics, rights, sadness, safety, society, sports )

- 3115 days ago -
Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods' troubles -- the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil and multiple mistresses -- little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world's greatest golfer.
Action Alert: Petiton-We Must Educate Our School Children About the Africa Holocaust Year Round!
Society & Culture  (tags: constitution, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, ethics, freedoms, government, healthcare, housing, lies, media, news, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, democrats, elections, military, socialsecurity, SupremeCourt, terrorism, usa, war, corruption, ame )

- 3108 days ago -
School children need to be taught about the African Holocaust and about the African existence in America year round and not just during the month of February to understand why their communities are in the states they are in and be prepared for life.
Amnesty International Southern Regional Conference in Georgia - Oct 30 - Nov 1
Society & Culture  (tags: AmnestyInternational, AmnestyInternationalSouthernRegionalConf, MaryNeal, DecaturGeorgia, HumanRights, Dignity:AllRightsForAllPeople )

- 3154 days ago -
We hope many of you can make it to Atlanta for what promises to be an engaging and inspiring weekend in the fight for human rights! The 2009 conference theme is "Dignity: All Rights for All People." You'll leave with ideas for activism to take home.
Springs Man Wins $100k Prize for Program That Helps Native Americans
Society & Culture  (tags: Native American, wins 100, 000, founder, drugs andalcohoism center )

- 3156 days ago -
After marking 31years of sobriety in August, Don Coyhis considered retiring from the nonprofit organization he founded 21 years ago in Colorado Springs to help Native Americans overcome alcoholism, drug abuse and other health and social issues facing
Video Shows Calif. Police Beating of Student
Society & Culture  (tags: police, violence, beating, tasered, crime, humans )

- 3157 days ago -
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A cell phone video that shows police officers repeatedly hitting an unarmed university student with batons and a Taser gun has prompted a criminal investigation into the officers' conduct, a San Jose police spokesman said.
Natick Nipmucs Remember Their Ancestors
Society & Culture  (tags: Native American, tribes, ancestors, deer island )

- 3157 days ago -
WINTHROP -- .Calling it a tragedy that must be remembered, members of the Natick Nipmuc and other local tribes gathered yesterday at Deer Island, a place many of their ancestors endured concentration camp conditions during King Philip's War.
'Faith, Hope, Healing and Strength'
Society & Culture  (tags: Native American, women, cancer, survival )

- 3157 days ago -
BILLINGS, Mont. - In a celebration of life for those who survived cancer, as well as a time of somberness when remembering those who didn't, 50 Montana American Indian and local women received honorary shawls in a Pink Shawl Ceremony Oct. 2 to recognize
Sisters Lead Hunt for Native Justice
Society & Culture  (tags: native women, violence, murder, missing, crime )

- 3156 days ago -
They are the keepers of the flame for more than 500 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. And their crusade has become--for the moment, anyway--the whole country's crusade
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