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January 26th, 2010

Ahead of Wednesday’s State of the Union Address at 9 p.m. EST, we want to hear from you. What is the one issue that you hope President Obama addresses Wednesday night? Share your thoughts with us here, and come back after the speech to let us know what you thought of the address. And if [...]

January 13th, 2010

If you have seen the images of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the city Tuesday, then you have probably been wondering what you can do to help. Here is a brief round-up of ways you can assist. 1) The White House: If you would like to support the urgent humanitarian effort in [...]

December 1st, 2009

Since 1988, December 1st has been World AIDS Day — the day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. The theme this year — HIV: Reality — focuses on real accounts of life with HIV and AIDS. And at a White House event on the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of [...]

November 30th, 2009

Social Media Rule #18,526: Don’t tweet while playing in an NBA game. If you do tweet while playing in an NBA game, Amar’e Stoudemire (@amareisreal) and Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler), the NBA will fine you $7,500 each.

November 27th, 2009

If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life. 1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, [...]

November 24th, 2009

Check out these stats released Tuesday in Shanghai by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization: – Globally 33.4 million people are living with H.I.V. – In 2008, 2.7 million people were newly infected with the virus and 2 million people died from AIDS-related deaths. – The total number of people living with H.I.V. in 2008 [...]

November 18th, 2009

There have been Op-Eds in The New York Times saying that “blacks are the ones who are taking the brunt of the recession, with disproportionately high levels of foreclosures and unemployment.” But a recent article in the paper asserts that the recession is helping bridge the racial divide in a suburb of Atlanta. The article [...]

November 16th, 2009

As the three-day World Summit on Food Security in Rome began addressing the more than one billion people worldwide who are going hungry Monday, an annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that 17 million American households (14.6%) had “difficulty putting enough food on the table at times during the year” in 2008. [...]

November 11th, 2009

As the House managed to pass a healthcare reform bill over the weekend, the recession continued to impact the ability of American families to maintain healthcare coverage. In October alone, the unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent. So we want to hear from you. Have you lost healthcare coverage because of the recession? [...]

November 9th, 2009

Questions abound. People want to know why former Chicago Cubs player Sammy Sosa appeared several shades lighter at the Latin Grammy Awards last week (pictured right) than he did several months ago at a People En Espanol event in May 2009 (pictured left). What the heck happened? His friend and former Cubs employee, Rebecca Polihronis, [...]

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