Monthly archives for November, 2008

U.S. Deportee Brings Break Dancing to Street Boys of Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It may be the only place in Cambodia where the children are nicknamed Homey, Frog, Floater, Fresh, Bugs and Diamond. Enlarge This Image Stuart Isett for The New York Times Tach Piseth, 11, practiced spinning on his head at the Tiny Toones break dancing club in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The club teaches about…

Life at a Tin Ore Mine in the Congo

For a revealing and informative interactive slide show about the human conditions at a tin ore mine in the Congo click on link below: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/11/15/world/africa/20081115-congo/index.html

AIDS Patient Is Reported Cured

Doctors in Berlin are reporting that they cured a man of AIDS by giving him transplanted blood stem cells from a person naturally resistant to the virus. For full article click on link below: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/health/14hiv.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Black, Latino & Younger Christians Take Leadership Role in Deciding Election Outcome

By Jason Gedeik, Sojourners "This election demonstrates the beginning of a fundamental shift taking place in America which is, at once, a political shift, a cultural and racial shift, a generational shift, and a religious shift. In recent times, religion has been both too narrow and too divisive. The leadership of African American and Latino Christians,…

Latino Leadership Circle honors and thanks our veterans for all of their sacrifices

  President-elect Barack Obama, right, hugged Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth after a wreath laying ceremony at the Bronze Soldiers Memorial in Chicago in honor of Veteran's Day. Ms. Duckworth is the director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Latino Protestants, Immigration and the Election

By Gabriel Salguero, El Diario / La Prensa, 17 October 2008. Translated from Spanish by Chris Brandt. There is an apparent shift in the social agenda of Protestant and Evangelical Latinos in recent years. The Latino Leadership Circle, a group of progressive evangelicals to which I belong, recently stated: “Our political agenda includes a full…

Working Poor and Young Hit Hard in Downturn

Among those ages 16 to 19, access to part-time jobs, full-time jobs and summer jobs had already declined through this decade, and by last month only 31.4 percent had held some sort of employment. In the year ahead, Professor Sum predicted, “The teens will be thrown out of the labor market at record levels,” often…

U.S. Sings for Freedom!

The Latino Leadership Circle congratulates President elect Barack Hussein Obama for his overwhelming victory last night; thank you for believing and pressing on.  We would like to also thank Senator John McCain for his run and contribution to our country.   Now its time for all of us to heal the wounds, mend the fences…

Obama Leads the Polls!

See NY Times video on Poll analysis;  Hispanics play a crucial role: http://video.nytimes.com/video/2008/10/28/us/politics/1194828826503/fast-paced-political-realignment.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

My Marine

By KATE BRAESTRUP Published: October 31, 2008 My son Zachary was a gangly high-school junior when he casually informed me, in the fall of 2003, that he’d been speaking with military recruiters. “An Army guy, a Navy guy and a marine are coming over,” Zach said. “A parent has to be present because I’m not 18…