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It's Official: A $15/hr Minimum Wage Is Democratic Party Policy

The party is uniting around a call to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour — a call Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton long declined to answer.<p>Democratic party leadership has united behind a call to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, in another sign of the party's move to the left since …

WATCH: Equal Justice Initiative Previews Racial Justice Museum, 'From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration'

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) seeks to fight enduring structural racism by exposing and preserving its legacy in an upcoming museum. The racial …

Black History

Why Aren't There More Black Teachers? Racial Discrimination Still Plays A Role

“I think this is just another example of how ideas about race and racism, to be frank, are deeply embedded in the schools."<p>Policy surrounding the nation’s shortage of black teachers tends to focus around recruitment or retention. However, new research suggests that those two issues are only part of …

Coming Out as a Proud Black Bi Woman Married to a Man

Hello, world. Today I am ready to stand in my truth and proudly proclaim that I am bisexual. Today, as the LGBTQ movement celebrates National Coming …

Talking to Children About Racial Bias

<i>​​​By: Ashaunta Anderson, MD, MPH, MSHS, FAAP & Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP</i><p>Given the tragic and racially-charged current events, many parents are …

Critical Thinking

Tumblr’s mental health communities seem to be filling in the gaps for healthcare in the US, by providing support, information – and actual help from clinicians<p>Mea Pearson, a 24-year-old with borderline personality disorder, first confronted the world of online therapy after returning home from …

Mental Health

What happened to the ‘hero mom’ of Baltimore’s riots?

BALTIMORE — The most famous mom in Baltimore is uneasy. It is noon on a Wednesday, and she is six hours into her shift driving addicts from a halfway house to a treatment center. She has only made $60 so far today, which is not nearly enough. She withdraws an eviction notice from her purse. It says …

Justice

Study: Food stamps do much more to fight poverty than we thought

A new study suggests that programs like food stamps and housing vouchers cut poverty by almost twice as much as we thought they did.<p>According to standard census numbers, the poverty rate in New York from 2008 to 2011 was 13.6 percent, before taking these programs into account. The programs the …

Homelessness

More Than 500,000 Adults Will Lose SNAP Benefits in 2016 as Waivers Expire

More than 500,000 and as many as 1 million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) over the …

Will the Tories crawl back on devastating housing policy in the Queen's speech?

Since 2010 we’ve lost 100,000 council homes, £5bn in housing support and 45% of funds for homelessness services. Housing policy needs an overhaul<p>As the Queen gave royal assent to the housing and planning bill last week, ministers dropped heavy hints that another housing bill will be introduced in …

Housing

Q&A: Reform of EU farm policy

<b>The European Union is negotiating a major reform of its Common Agricultural Policy.</b><p>The programme is the most expensive scheme in the EU - accounting for more than 40% of its annual budget - and one of the most controversial.<p>In June 2013 ministers reached a deal with Euro MPs and the European …

The Labour Market Effects of Immigration

In theory, the impacts of immigration on wages and employment of existing workers critically depend on whether and to what extent migrants’ skills …

How to create a government that’s truly for the people, by the people | Toronto Star

Federally, Stephen Harper’s former Conservative government signed Canada up to the multinational Open Government Partnership in 2012 and drafted the …

Yes, Of Course Economics 101 Is Useless At Designing Public Policy

James Kwak is the latest to take up the point that Economics 101 isn’t all that good as a basis for designing public policy. To which the answer is, well, yes, of course. Why is anyone in the least bit surprised at this? We don’t use people with two semesters of college French as translators …

GOP leaders say Donald Trump needs more public policy education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans suggested on Sunday that Donald Trump needs more public policy schooling, particularly on foreign affairs, to earn …

Does policy analysis produce better advice?

An Introduction to the Study of Public Policy

Types of public policy

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy: Why study public policy?

Making public policy more fun | Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar | TEDxToronto

Tennessee Lawmakers Insult LGBT Citizens By Passing Anti-Marriage Equality Resolution

The Tennessee House of Representatives voted 73-18 on Thursday to approve a resolution expressing disagreement with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark …

LGBTQI

The Brain Hack That Could Kill Your Procrastination

Recent research suggests we can artificially create motivation with a combination of psyching ourselves up and an fMRI scanner.<p>We can psych ourselves up and try to get motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. …

The Brain

Advocating for Sign Language Education as a Human Right

In some parts of the world, being deaf can mean being cut off from education and left without alternative options. USAID is committed to changing …

Dialing the Needle Forward on Global LGBTIQ Human Rights

<i>As a member of the Honorary Host Committee, Maulik Pancholy invites you to attend A Celebration of Courage, the annual human rights award ceremony and benefit for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.</i><p>I first learned of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission …

10 Things Not to Say to a Bisexual Woman

Yes, I want to sleep with men and women. No, not together. No, not all of them.<p><b>1. "Want to have a threesome with my boyfriend and me?"</b>I want you to know that I very seriously considered just listing this one 10 times and calling it good. In fact, go back and read it nine more times — that's how …

Another great page to educate and inform.

Arguments for taking action on IDAHO<p>In 2010, regional workshops were held in Asia and Latin America, to reflect on the added value of taking action …

Politicians, sexual orientation and homophobia

Politicians clearly have to begin to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues head on in a more open and constructive way. …

LGBTQI

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection

Peaceful Human Rights Activist ~ Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa - Part 2

<b>Petition plea for Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, human rights peaceful activist</b><p>Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, an 82 year old Sikh human rights peaceful activist …

India

14 Ways Women Still Aren't Equal to Men

On National Women's Equality Day, it's clear there's still a lot of work to be done.<p>The feminist movement has made gigantic strides over the years — but nearly a century since women were given the right to vote, the sad fact of the matter is there's still lots of work to do. Here, the ways women …