*(Via The Conversation) – Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States. The number of new HIV-positive cases has decreased significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the number of new HIV diagnoses declining by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014.
This is not the case in many parts of the country, however. As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred.
Life often imitates art, but one student attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro didn’t expect her life to turn into a horror movie. Just as movie attendees have been shocked for decades, Maddie was stunned to find a 30-year-old man inside the closet of her off-campus apartment. Continue reading →
*If you haven’t heard, veteran NBC news man Tom Brokawis sitting in some deeeeep hot water today because of the comments he made Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
Brokaw, 78, has already apologized for saying that Hispanic immigrants need to do a better job of assimilating to the United States and teaching their children to speak English, but as you may have already guessed (our headline’s a good clue), Hispanic groups, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists/NAHJis not satisfied and is not having it, according to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms blog.
*We can only shake our collective heads at what’s happening to a straight-A honor student who is facing a possible 10-day in-school suspension all because he unknowingly used counterfeit money to purchase his lunch.
The school is even considering this punishment in spite of the student’s parents filing a police report regarding the counterfeit $20 bill.
*You could argue that this is a case of taking fandom too far. So far that it got a pair of Texas politicians in hot water that they had to resign. What did they do? They allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama’s book tour.
As a result, Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady’s book tour event in Dallas last year.
Discount shoe retailer, Payless Shoesource, tricked high-class shoppers during the first weekend of December. By opening the fake luxury store, Palessi, fashionistas were willing to spend hundreds of dollars on shoes that cost as little as $20 in some cases.