Monthly archives for December, 2008

Two New Bibles Preach A Hip, Eco-Friendly Gospel

See images from the 'The Book' By Lynn Neary Two new Bibles targeting a young, hip — even secular — audience are hitting bookstores. One is a slick, illustrated version of the New Testament; the other is an environmentally friendly edition that takes advantage of the popularity of the green movement. A Peek Inside 'The…

Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race

NYU Press & The NYU Latino Studies Program cordially invite you to celebrate the publication of Latino Spin: Public Image and The White Washing of Race by Arlene Davila.  Arlene Davila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University. Date: Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm Location: The King Juan Carlos of…

CNN to Present: Scream Bloody Murder

  CNN's Christiane Amanpour traveled to the world's killing fields to understand the world's indifference, even as courageous voices tried to "Scream Bloody Murder." A worldwide investigation and two-hour documentary world's killing fields to understand the world's indifference, even as courageous voices tried to "Scream Bloody Murder." A worldwide investigation and two-hour documentary. Date: December 4, 2008 Time:…

Housing Crisis Hurts Immigrants More

By JENNIFER 8. LEE The real estate run-up and ensuing credit crisis has exacerbated an already grim housing situation for New York City immigrants, according to a report issued today by the New York Immigrant Housing Collaborative and Pratt Center for Community Development.According to the report, “Confronting the Housing Squeeze: Challenges Facing Immigrant Tenants, and What…

Finding the Light

Click on link below for an interesting audio/visual slide show on those who work the night shift in New York.  An excellent metaphor on finding the light in darkness if we look for it.   Audio Slide Show

In Puerto Rico Taíno Indians Receive Special Honor

  Click here for Slide Show  By DAMIEN CAVE Published: December 1, 2008 JAYUYA, P.R. — The seven girls posed, preened and smiled with all the energy of Miss Universe contestants, but this was no ordinary pageant. The competitors, from about 6-years-old to 16, had just paraded through a downpour to a small stage surrounded by mountains,…