OBAMA (USA) – IMPLEMENTING HEALTH CARE LAW, 2014

Starting in 2014, consumers and small businesses in every state will have access to quality, affordable health insurance ­­– known as qualified health plans – offered through an Exchange – a marketplace where consumers can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their health needs. The marketplace will provide consumers and small businesses one stop shopping for health insurance with better information about plan benefits, quality and cost­­ – simplifying the process for buying … [Read more...]

MEMORIAL DAY – May 31, 2011

A Celebration of Women sends our respect to the fallen and prayers to the families left behind. There is also evidence that organized Women's Groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). … [Read more...]

The STIGMA must Stop with HIV/AIDS

It is a Civil Right to Live Free from Discrimination on the Basis of HIV/AIDS Status When the Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr., signed the Justice Department’s operational plan (PDF 354 KB) for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, he underscored the Department’s leadership role in eradicating discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS. The Civil Rights Division has significant enforcement authority over the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the … [Read more...]

REUTERS & USA Today share on the tornado-hit USA

TORNADOS inside the USA From USA Today, comes an excellent description of the formation of tornadoes, by Josh Hatch, Bob Laird, Dave Merrill, Jerry Mosemak and Doyle Rice, USA TODAY. “More than 1,000 tornadoes affect the USA each year, with many more going unreported. Find out how these monster winds form — many from supercell thunderstorms — as well as how to protect yourself from their fury.” Obama ramps up recovery help for tornado-hit South (Reuters) - The … [Read more...]

Let's Move: "Happy March"

      MARCH 7, 2011 Watch the USTA Video on Tennis with the First Lady. THIS WEEK Happy March! The buds are coming out on some trees here in Washington, DC and my boys want the weather to get warmer so they can only wear shorts and t-shirts instead of coats and hats. I can’t wait to spend more time outside with them. To help get more kids outside, last week the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) announced their collaboration with Let’s Move!. The USTA … [Read more...]

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