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Is Lead Exposure the Secret to the Rapid Rise and Fantastic Fall of the Juvenile Crime Rate?

Is Lead Exposure the Secret to the Rapid Rise and Fantastic Fall of the Juvenile Crime Rate?

By Dick Mendel Juvenile Justice Information Exchange For the juvenile justice field, there is no larger question. It’s the elephant in the room, the great mystery, the trend that has changed everything — and seemingly without explanation. Why have juvenile crime rates, once predicted to rise inexorably, instead been falling for two decades? Falling… and


Report: Latino Students in California Are the Most Segregated in Nation

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat Latino students in California attend the most segregated schools in the nation, according to a new report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. The most segregated schools are in the Los Angeles area. The study is entitled, “Segregating California’s Future: Inequality and its Alternative 60 Years after


The Revolution Will Be Digitized: The Outing of Racism

By Nicol Turner-Lee, PH.D. Broadband & Social Justice The taglines on Twitter and Facebook read: “Breaking News, Donald Sterling Makes Racist Comments.” No one knew exactly the nature of those comments until the next tagline read, “Hear the Tape.” I was one of thousands who clicked on the TMZ link, listened, and shared among my


New $2.9M Study to Help Obese Latino Kids Eat Better, Play More via Family Counseling, Texting

SaludToday A new obesity management program will use family counseling, text messages and newsletters to control weight and spark healthier eating and physical activity habits in obese/overweight Latino kids, thanks to a five-year $2.9 million federal grant awarded to researchers at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Researchers will develop and test the


Pablo Cruz: Producer of “Ms Bala” and “Cesar Chavez” Brings Ambulante to California

By Angela Ortiz Se Fija! After studying and working abroad from his native Mexico, Cruz returned to start the production company Canana in partnership with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. Now located in Los Angeles, he’s brought us Ambulante California. AmbulanteCA is a documentary festival started in Mexico by Bernal, Luna and Cruz. The