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Weight Discrimination in the Workplace: An Emerging Threat

Written by Mesriani Law Group on Friday, 21 August 2009 15:34.

Discrimination in the workplace has been one of the leading employment issues a worker faces.Not only is it an illegal practice but also a condemned act in the community. Employment discrimination in the workplace may take place in various forms. It can be discrimination due to age, sexual preference, religious belief or race.However, recent studies show that another form of workplace discrimination is currently on the rise - weight discrimination.

Amidst School Budget Crisis New Food 4 Thought Program Brings Food and Learning to at Risk Kids

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 02 October 2009 16:19.

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Today, Foster Farms and local Feeding America Food Banks (Second Harvest and Merced County Food Banks) launch Food 4 Thought, an incentive-based program addressing two fundamental needs - hunger and education. Amidst deep school budget cuts and a substantial increase in demand for food assistance, Food 4 Thought helps bridge the gap for needy students and their families in economically hard-hit Stanislaus and Merced counties.

Family Literacy Can Solve Many of Nation’s Problems

Written by National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) on Monday, 12 October 2009 16:37.

Illiteracy affects one in seven U.S. adults. And those 30 million adults are a big reason why 33 percent of fourth-graders are unable to read at grade level. In turn, the work force is ill-equipped to compete in a 21st century economy, and communities are at risk. The problem affects multiple generations, that’s why it needs a multi-generation solution – family literacy.

Bosses Who Feel Inadequate Can Turn Into Bullies

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 23 October 2009 15:35.

Bosses who are in over their heads are more likely to bully subordinates. That's because feelings of inadequacy trigger them to lash out at those around them, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.

Addressing Young Black Male Literacy Crisis

Written by uic on Friday, 23 October 2009 18:26.

African American Adolescent Male Summer Literacy Institute
Research says there is an adolescent literacy crisis in the United States, particularly among African-American males in urban communities. Alfred Tatum, associate professor of literacy, language and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has made a serious commitment to provide a solution through his summer institute.

Alfred Tatum, associate professor of literacy, language and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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