Below is just a little snippet of some things in the news to get your gears rolling. I will periodically post items like this I think it is important for us to be aware for both inspiration in our art and to better our ability to be proactive. I do have to preface the first of these posts with the following disclaimer and I ask that everyone in the community follows the same guidelines in commenting on, and discussing, these posts, or creating your own bulletins for this lj.
> RESPECT AND CONFIDENTIALITY
this is not a site to declare your pro or anti feelings towards others. Sharing information that is for or against any given topics is acceptable so that it is posed in a respectable truthful fashion. Just because someone posts about a given topic doesn't mean those are the views they hold or that you should hold but that the subject matter is under public/national discussion and this fact makes it relevant and important to share and consider regardless of personal stance.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: ARTISTS, WRITERS
Black History Month
In the next installment of our series for Black History Month, we recognize some of the African-American artists who have pushed the envelope and advanced racial discourse in their field.
Langston Hughes (1902-67) Born in Missouri in 1902, Hughes traveled in Europe and Africa before returning to the states. He used jazz rhythms to depict the lives of urban blacks in his writings and protest the injustices committed against African-Americans. One of the most prolific and profound artists of his period, his work still resonates today.
(Robert W. Kelley, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Old article, but its only gotten to be more of an issue
>Health Care Pains
Growing Health Care Concerns Fuel Cautious Support for Change
Americans by a 2-1 margin prefer a universal health insurance program over the current employer-based system.
>Obesity Reaches Preschool February 16, 2007
Four-Year-Old Kayla's Battle With Her Weight
>Global Lawmakers Seek New Climate Accord
February 16, 2007
Group of Global Lawmakers Urge New Agreement Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2009
>1 Woman at a Time Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007
Asheville Pregnancy Support Services often gives baby gear to women who feel they can't afford to raise a child.
Dana Lixenberg for TIME
>PEANUT BUTTER RECALL
- DAVID ACHESON
- a chief medical officer at the FDA, on the recall of all peanut butter produced since May 2006 at a major ConAgra plant [EM] the sole production site of Peter Pan [EM] because some may be contaminated with salmonella
Vote for Me, Al Franken Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007
Comedian Al Franken is framed by the Seal of the State of Minnesota as he talks to a guest on his radio show on Air America before announcing he will run for U.S. Senate in 2008 in Minnesota, February 14, 2007.
Ann Heisenfelt / AP