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You’re Invited: July 16 Newseum event ‘Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica’

The Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, presents: “Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica” with poet Kwame Dawes and photographer Andre Lambertson. The session on Thursday, July 16 is the third in the Newseum-Pulitzer Center series on “Faith, Freedom, Sexuality & Silence” held in Washington, […]

Equality for Belize

Western culture has presented the idea that things are constantly improving overall for members of the LGBT community. However, it is important to recognize that throughout the rest of the world, there are many people who continue to face the real-life horror of extreme, draconian laws and societal pressures that most Americans now consider a part of history. […]

Rio’s race to future intersects slave past

New York Times –Simon Romero RIO DE JANEIRO — Sailing from the Angolan coast across the Atlantic, the slave ships docked here in the 19th century at the huge stone wharf, delivering their human cargo to the “fattening houses” on Valongo Street. Foreign chroniclers described the depravity in the teeming slave market, including so-called boutiques selling emaciated […]