Song Supporting Same Sex Marriage Prompts Middle School Teacher’s Suspension

By Georgianna Reilly, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer
Recently, a middle school teacher in the Detroit, Susan Johnson, area played a the song “Same Love” in her performing arts class at the suggestion of a student. The song’s lyrics support and promote diversity,  by supporting same…

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For Non-Profits, Innovation or Caution?

by Michelle Sicignano, LMSW, Staff Writer, Social Justice Solutions
An interesting piece from Seth’s Blog   Non-profits have a charter to be innovators, made me wonder.
Seth Godin says, “The biggest, best-funded non profits have an obligation to be leaders in innovation, but…

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Palestine Granted Non-Member Observer State Status in the United Nations

By Georgianna Reilly, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer
In a historic, although mostly symbolic, move the United Nations Assembly has granted Palestine “Non-Member Observer State” status in the UN Body in a 138 for and 9 against vote (with 41 absentees). This approval came on the day in which…

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New Dementia Study in Montreal, Canada at McGill University

by Vikki Brewster, MSW – SJS Staff Writer in Montreal, Canada
The benefit to living in a city that has good universities is the research they conduct. Here in Montreal we have McGill, Concordia, University de Montreal and a few others, but McGill is the one that many know.
A university…

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Hot Or Not? Why Mean People Are More Attractive

Why are hot people mean? Is it because their over-inflated ego from being better looking than average creates a mean personality? Studies say no. One theory is that mean people are actually more attractive because they are more willing to portray a sense of their worth. The article states it is…

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Syria Goes Dark As Government Shuts Down Internet & Flights

Syria has gone dark today as al commercial air traffic and internet across the country has been shut down. Many believe this could be an attempt to get control over the violence that has been occurring between government offense and rebel fighters. The shutdown of internet will likely diminish…

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Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice; An Interview with Jeremy Kohomban, Ph.D., President and CEO of Children’s Village

By Michelle Sicignano, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer
I had an opportunity to interview The President and CEO of Children’s Village, Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, a noted expert in child welfare. He “most recently received the 2011 Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award presented by the…

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