San Diego Doctors, Advocates Combine Efforts to End Female Genital Cutting

San Diego Doctors, Advocates Combine Efforts to End Female Genital Cutting

California Health Report, News Report, Marty Graham, Posted: Apr 26, 2017

A family health center in San Diego has been awarded a $1 million grant to turn its large African community away from female genital cutting, while developing culturally competent medical care for women who have been cut.


An Under-Reported Crime -- Battling Fraudsters By Reporting Fraud


New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

Consumer fraud continues to be an under-reported crime according the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.


Can You Hear Me Now? 8 Options for Affordable Hearing Aids


Senior Planet/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Manfred, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

Two-thirds of Americans 70-plus have significant hearing loss, but only 20 percent buy hearing aids. Here’s a guide to eight cost and technology options.


Kern County Stands to Lose Big if ACA is Repealed


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Expansion of the Medi-Cal program under ACA allowed 95,679 adults in Kern County, or 10 percent of its population, to get health insurance, some for the very first time, according to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. It dropped the county’s rate of uninsured children to less than 5 percent.


Majority of Californians Polled Favor Vouchers for Private Schools


EdSource, News Feature, John Fensterwald, Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Californians appear in sync with one issue that Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are advocating: vouchers for private and religious schools.


UC Reps Meet With Black Families in Richmond


Richmond Pulse, News Feature, Richmond Pulse Editors, Posted: Apr 23, 2017

African-American parents sat down with UC Vice Provost Yvette Gullatt to discuss different paths to enrolling in the University of California.


Farmers' Defiance Unsettles Hanoi


Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Staff, Posted: Apr 22, 2017

Under Vietnam's socialist system all land is owned by the state, but farmers acquire rights to farm their own plots.


Swift Siege Leads to Fatal Shooting, Family's Ire


ChicoSol, News Feature, Dave Waddell, Posted: Apr 21, 2017

Family members keep speaking out publicly about their frustration with the county’s investigation. "We're going to do whatever's necessary to get justice for Desmond."


Long Beach Activists Want Cleaner Air. What About the Beach?


Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Rudy Cardoso, Posted: Apr 21, 2017

There's a divide in Long Beach between coastal advocates, on the one hand, and environmental justice activists who say they are "fighting to breathe with dignity."


Black Surfers Introduce New Generation to California Coast


LA Sentinel, News Feature, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: Apr 20, 2017

The Black Surfers Collective hosts surf outings every second Sunday of the month at the Inkwell, a historic beach for Blacks in Santa Monica.

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