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  • Children's author sorry for 'racial insensitivity' in picture book showing smiling slaves

    11/04/2015 11:35:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/04/15 | Alison Flood
    Emily Jenkins, whose book A Fine Dessert has drawn criticism for ‘misleading depiction of slavery’, now plans to donate her fee to diversity campaign The author of a glowingly reviewed picture book says that she has “come to understand that my book, while intended to be inclusive and truthful and hopeful, is racially insensitive”, following criticism over its images of smiling slaves. A Fine Dessert, published in January, tells how “four families, in four different cities, over four centuries”, make blackberry fool. Starting in Lyme, England, in 1710, Emily Jenkins’s story, and Sophie Blackall’s pictures, go on to depict a...
  • Exclusive -- ESPN Reverses Course, Will Air Ad Containing Words 'God,' 'Jesus'

    12/12/2013 6:05:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart Sports
    **UPDATE** Breitbart News exclusively learned on Thursday afternoon that ESPN will air the original ad on Saturday from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with the words "Jesus" and "God." ESPN issued this statement to Breitbart News on Thursday: We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial. It will run in Saturdays VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU. This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.
  • Biggest childrens book publisher erases Israel from map

    11/13/2013 6:57:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | Elhanan Miller
    Arab textbooks are not the only ones erasing Israel from their maps. Scholastic, the worlds largest publisher of childrens books, has also eliminated the Jewish state in a book. Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt, part of the popular Geronimo Stilton childrens series translated from Italian and published by Scholastic in 2012, tells the story of a group of investigative journalists involved in a treasure hunt in Egypt. Writers Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel Follow or contact: Facebook Twitter Email RSS Newsroom Email Facebook Twitter Related Topics children...

    03/30/2013 8:00:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-30-2013 | Jim Hoft
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Democrats held a gun control rally in downtown St. Louis Saturday afternoon. Only about 150 people turned out for the event. Several gun rights supporters held their own counter protest. Dr. Robert Flood , director of pediatric emergency at SLU, gave the keynote speech at the end of the rally. The good doctor urged supporters to call congress and turn your rights and sovereignty over to United Nations by supporting the Child Rights Act. Dr. Flood said the Childrens Rights Amendment would counter balance the Second and 14th Amendments used by gun rights activists....
  • Disarming the toy box - Providence program destroys childrens toy guns (Barf alert!)

    12/20/2010 9:59:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 19, 2010 | Maria Cramer
    PROVIDENCE Dominic Johnson, a 10-year-old fourth-grader with a fledgling Mohawk, brandished his black, long-nosed toy gun and caressed the muzzle appreciatively. Its like a shotgun mixed with a rifle, he said, as his mother, April, told him to stop pointing it at nearby children. Soon it would be junk. Dominic joined dozens of children yesterday at the annual Toy Gun Bash in the gymnasium of Pleasant View Elementary School. There, they lined up to toss their toy guns, from dainty purple water guns to camouflage-painted pistols, inside the Bash-O-Matic, a large black, foam creature with churning metal teeth and...
  • Saul Alinsky Meets Dr. Seuss: Obama Pens Childrens Book

    11/22/2010 5:08:09 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 30 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | Friday, 19 November 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    When discussing a new study about liberals and conservatives favorite television shows recently, pundit Bill OReilly and his guests mentioned that liberals like works about flawed people. If this is so, they will certainly appreciate Barack Obamas just published childrens book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters. Much like Rudyard Kiplings poem If (which the author wrote for his 12-year-old son), Obamas book was penned for his children Malia and Sasha hence the subtitle A Letter to My Daughters. Unlike Kiplings poem, however, I very much doubt his kids will be the better for reading it....
  • Vote as if your childrens and grandchildrens future depend on it

    11/01/2010 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/1/10 | Judi McLeod
    `The Campaign That Never Ended on November 4, 2008, comes to an abrupt, merciful and undignified end tomorrow night. Most of the Democrats have been greedily picking the pockets of the poor, beggingon an almost daily basisbreaking the backs of the most vulnerable: the poor they claim to represent.
  • Renowned Writer of Effendi Dies

    08/18/2010 2:51:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies ^ | August 17, 2010 | Ma Yujia
    Kuang Jinbi, the author of the famous Chinese fable The Magic Ox and Other Tales of the Effendi died from cancer in Zhuhai City at 2:30 a.m. on August 15. Kuang was born in Doumen County, Zhuhai City in 1939. Since his first published work in 1958, he had engaged in writing for several years and created a large quantity of praised literary works for young readers, among them, the fable The Magic Ox and other tales of the Effendi, enjoyed great popularity with children. Kuang combined the aesthetics of Chinese traditional stories with the rationality of Western allegory and...
  • Curious George Escaped the Nazi Invasion

    03/25/2010 10:37:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 441+ views
    The mischievous traveling monkey that became a childhood favorite, Curious George, might never have become an American curiosity had it not been for the Nazi invasion of France. His creators escaped oppression, and he eventually became an icon. Now the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie is honoring thier achievement in a new exhibit that shares the story of the husband-and-wife creators of the good little monkey, reports the Sun-Times H.A. and Margret Reys were German Jews living in Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. During their five-month escape in 1940, they fled on bicycles with...
  • Education Activity Helps Deployed Parents See Childrens Graduations

    06/05/2009 6:18:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 125+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2009 This year, as its been for the last five, no high school senior graduating from a Department of Defense Education Activity school in Europe will look around wishing a parent could be there as the sound of Pomp and Circumstance fills the air. For the sixth year, DoDEA is providing webcasts of graduation ceremonies from 17 European schools. Two of those ceremonies occurred yesterday, another 12 will take place today, and the remaining three will happen tomorrow, June 7 and June 12. When the DoDEA graduation season is complete, about 125 parents deployed to...
  • House passes healthcare bill that includes illegal aliens. Ask the Senate to amend the bill.

    01/19/2009 2:07:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 1,735+ views
    The House of Representatives has passed an expanded version of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and made it easier for illegal aliens to access the program's benefits. HR 2, the new version of SCHIP, weakens verification requirements. Those who enroll will be required to show only an easily forged Social Security card -- not secure documents proving U.S. citizenship. The legislation also extends benefits to non-citizen children of legal immigrants. The SCHIP bill is designed to provide health coverage to low-income children, a laudable
  • February 10th Financial Doomsday? (Gubmit IS the solution!)

    01/12/2009 5:35:46 PM PST · by dware · 10 replies · 968+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/08/2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A new government regulation scheduled to take effect next month has thousands of retailers, thrift stores and small businesses worried they will be forced to permanently close their doors and destroy their merchandise. The law is expected to have such a devastating impact that Feb. 10 is now unofficially known as "National Bankruptcy Day." Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, or HR 4040, a retroactive rule mandating that all items sold for use by children under 12 must be tested by an independent party for lead and phthalates, which are chemicals used to make plastics...
  • Airmen reach out to children's home in Lithuania

    11/25/2008 3:45:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 289+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Airman 1st Class Torri K. Larson, USAF
    11/25/2008 - SIAULIAI, Lithuania (AFNS) -- More than 20 Airmen from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, volunteered their time and talents with Lithuanian children Nov. 15 at the District Vijurkai Children's Home in Vijurkai, Lithuania. The Airmen, deployed from the 48th Fighter Wing, are in Lithuania to perform the NATO Baltic air policing mission, and took time out to play sports, do puzzles and eat pizza with the children. "We wanted to give something back to the community," said Master Sgt. Margaret Williams, the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron first sergeant. "The primary reason we go to the children's home is...
  • Al Hillah Maternity and Childrens Hospital Opens Doors

    11/16/2008 4:50:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 437+ views
    AL HILLAH How do you measure success? Regarding the $7 million newly-renovated Al Hillah Maternity and Childrens Hospital, located in Babil Province, its more than bricks and mortar its all about saving lives, said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Construction Representative Edward Jones. Like many USACE military, civilian and contract employees serving in Iraq, Jones will soon return home knowing his efforts directly benefited thousands of Iraqi families. There are many stories that I will take away from this project but there is one that will stay with me forever, Jones said. On our final site visit...
  • Falahat Returning to Normal as Children's Laughter Fills Air

    07/09/2007 5:51:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 380+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    FALAHAT, Iraq, July 9, 2007 The sounds of laughing girls and boys could be heard as soldiers from Troop D, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment brought the children here for a day of fun, through painting, as well as other activities, July 7, 2007. "I feel really good about it, because you can actually see the results. Before it didnt feel like anything was happening and there was no proof that anything would ever change." Spc. Matthew Dixon The soldiers handed out paint brushes and paint and watched as the children painted pictures and their names on concrete...
  • Basrah Hospital to Specialize in Childrens Cancer Care

    07/02/2007 4:07:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 2, 2007 A new childrens hospital being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Basrah, Iraq, is the result of a partnership between the Iraqi Ministry of Health and U.S. governmental and non-governmental agencies, senior U.S. officials said in Baghdad. Construction of the 94-bed hospital, which will specialize in childrens cancer research and treatment, is scheduled for completion next year, Army Col. Paul Babin, director of the Corps Gulf Region Division, said at a June 30 news conference. The hospital is slated to open in early 2009. Ground was broken for the facility in 2005....
  • An Epidemic of Misunderstanding About Childrens Mental Health

    01/19/2007 3:51:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 16 replies · 671+ views
    New York Times ^ | 19 January 2007 | Judith Warner
    Roy Richard Grinker, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University, whose 15-year-old daughter is autistic, has just come out with a new book that calls into question what weve come to know as the autism epidemic. Its called Unstrange Minds, and it makes the argument that the dramatic rise in the incidence of autism in the past few decades is mostly if not entirely the result of more and better diagnoses... ...Its easy to believe: After all, in 2001, the National Institute of Mental Health issued a widely-cited report [pdf] stating that 20 percent of children in...
  • Youth Service Medal recognizes children's sacrifices

    06/08/2006 5:40:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Army Sgt. June A. Norton
    6/8/2006 - MILFORD, Mass. (AFPN) -- When servicemembers deploy, they aren't the only ones who serve. Their families serve also, and usually the separation is hardest on the children. Homecomings are joyous moments for military families, but until recently, the service and sacrifice made by the children of deployed troops went largely unrecognized. That has all changed here, thanks to the Massachusetts State Family Program Office and their new Youth Service Medal. At each reunion briefing, we are all amazed at how strong these children are and the degree of resiliency they demonstrate said Jennifer Cesaitis, youth program coordinator for...
  • Deployment disrupts children's lives, too

    04/25/2006 6:47:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 272+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Megan Smith
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, April 25, 2006) When deploying Soldiers leave behind loved ones, the disruption to family life can be especially hard on children. Thats why Dr. Thomas Hardaway, a child psychiatrist and chief of behavioral medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, spoke with first- and second-graders at Fort Campbell, Ky., last fall when the 101st Airborne Division went to Iraq. He was coaching school administrators, counselors, nurses and parents to talk with children about deployment. Deployment has potential to be destructive to a childs development, Hardaway said. The message Im trying to give is that...
  • Father's Rights Book May Be Banned By Massachusetts Court.

    03/24/2006 10:43:07 AM PST · by Orlando · 59 replies · 2,290+ views
    ANCPR ^ | 3-21-06 | ANCPR
    On Wed,March 22, there will be a hearing in Essex County Court in Massachusetts, which could result in the banning of a book by Fathers rights(Pro-Family) activist, Kevin Thompson. Kevin Thompson has been fighting a long and lonely battle in the Essex Probate and Family Court to try to be able to be a father to his son. Several months ago, the court impounded the records of the trial and Judge DeGangi has recently granted a restraining order forbidding Kevin from distributing his book, EXPOSING THE CORRUPTION IN THE MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY COURTS.