Virtual Pride Event Rallied and Tallied 14 Million Impressions on Twitter

VirtualPride.com Winning Photo

The Virtual Pride event held Sunday was created as an alternative to the hundreds of physical parades that were canceled or postponed due to the Pandemic.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The inaugural Virtual Pride event took place on June 28 as virtual celebrants interacted with Tweets, photos, and videos from 28 Pride organizations across the United States. The date (June 28) and the number of Pride organizations (28) were selected to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first Pride March that took place on June 28, 1970.

The five-hour event generated over 14 million impressions on Twitter. It was hosted by GayTravel.com, a company whose vision for over two decades has been “a world where the global LGBTQ+ community can travel freely without prejudice, hate, or discrimination.” Celebrants would normally line the streets of pride parades across the country. Instead, they interacted with tweets, images and videos provided by Influencers, LGBTQ+ supportive businesses and Pride organizations from New York to San Diego and Alaska to Hawaii.

“Celebrating Pride this year has been challenging because we’re unable to be physically close. Yet the spirit of Pride and equality has never been more significant, especially given the recent U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision to protect LGBTQ rights in the workplace. Virtual Pride provided a platform enabling the community to remain visible and to be heard from their homes,” said Sam Barreto, Social Media Chair at GayTravel.com.

Originally designed as a replacement for physical prides, VirtualPride.com is now being contemplated as an adjunct to future physical prides. The virtual format enables Pride organizations to interact and amplify each other’s inclusive messages in real-time.

About GayTravel.com
For over two decades, GayTravel's vision has been "a world where the global LGBTQ+ community can travel freely without prejudice, hate, or discrimination." GayTravel serves as a trusted resource for LGBTQ+ travelers and connects them with inclusive and welcoming travel brands and services.

About VirtualPride.com
Virtual Pride was launched to create an online replacement for the LGBTQ+ community due to the cancellation and postponement of most of the physical Pride events in 2020. The inaugural event took place on June 28, 2020, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First Pride March held one year after the Stonewall Uprising in NYC. VirtualPride.com and #virtualpride on Twitter.

Contact Sam Baretto at sam@gaytravel.com for an interview or photo opportunities.

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R4G Extends No Cost Staffing Service to Help Santa Monica Nonprofits Hire Moms

Grateful to Help Nonprofits Hire Awesome Moms

Grateful to Help Nonprofits Hire Awesome Moms

Since 1998, Companies have retained Recruiting for Good to find talented Engineering and IT Professionals www.RecruitingforGood.com

Since 1998, Companies have retained Recruiting for Good to find talented Engineering and IT Professionals www.RecruitingforGood.com

Since October 2017 offering cost free career mentoring services

Since October 2017 offering cost free career mentoring services

This summer, Recruiting for Good is offering cost free staffing services to help Santa Monica based nonprofits find and hire degreed moms for professional jobs.

I am grateful to help nonprofits hire awesome moms!”

— Carlos Cymerman, Mom Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good (R4G) is launching Summer social project, 'Our Moms Work in Santa Monica.' And offering cost free staffing services to help nonprofits find and hire moms for professional jobs in Accounting/Finance, HR, Law, Marketing, and Operations.

The Community Project will run from July 7th thru September 7th, 2020 (Labor Day Weekend).

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "After recent events in Santa Monica, I was inspired to help heal the community…if you are a nonprofit that shares the same sentiment; connect with me on LinkedIn…I love to help you hire moms."

How Nonprofits Help Hire Moms

1. Email open jobs to Sara(at)OurMomsWork(dot)org.

2. Recruiting for Good offers cost free staffing services to help Santa Monica nonprofits find and hire moms.

3. Recruiting for Good (Founder, Carlos Cymerman) volunteers to find qualified candidates (moms) for open jobs.

Carlos Cymerman, adds "I am grateful to help nonprofits hire awesome moms!"

About

Since 1998, Recruiting for Good has been a purpose driven staffing company. Companies retain our recruiting agency to find talented and value driven professionals in Engineering, and Information Technology. www.RecruitingforGood.com.

Since 2017, Recruiting for Good has been sponsoring Santa Monica, community service, 'Our Moms Work;' a cost free career mentoring service. Want to re-enter the workforce, looking to get promoted, or need to workout difficulties at work? Can't talk to HR, your significant other, or friends; we're here to help …listen…empower…enliven…and inspire you to love life…because when you do…the party never ends…www.OurMomsWork.org

Launching on 7/7 thru Labor Day Weekend 9/7/2020, Recruiting for Good is sponsoring Our Moms Work in Santa Monica; offering cost free staffing services to companies and nonprofits in Santa Monica that would love to hire moms for professional jobs in Accounting/Finance, HR, Law, Marketing, and Operations.

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Project Boon Organizes Free Backpack Event and Grocery Distribution

Free drive-thru back-to-school backpack event and grocery distribution for underserved families in Rancho Cucamonga and the surrounding areas.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, UNITED STATES, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Project Boon is teaming up with The Hitch Burger Grill, Hillside Community Church, Firm Media, and OmniTrans to host a drive-thru back-to-school backpack event and grocery distribution for underserved families in Rancho Cucamonga and the surrounding areas. The event will be held at The Hitch Burger Grill, 10789 Arrow Rte, in Rancho Cucamonga on July 26, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Each family will have the opportunity to receive fresh groceries, and school children will be provided with backpacks filled with school supplies. Each family can receive one bag of groceries and two backpacks per car.

This annual Project Boon event will look slightly different from past backpack events due to current guidelines from the county on the size of gatherings. Despite the current climate, Project Boon has remained committed to serving the underserved community. The organization is becoming familiar with drive-thru events to serve the community, after hosting two grocery distributions through the drive-thru at The Hitch Burger.

Brooke Hill, a Project Boon volunteer, shared her experience at one of the events.

“Getting to be a part of the Project Boon grocery distribution event was a joy. Having the option to use the drive-thru helped make the event run very smooth and efficient for everyone involved. I appreciated that we were able to keep socially distant throughout the entire event, but didn't lose out on making connections with the people there. My favorite part was getting to see everyone's faces light up and how appreciative they were of the donations. I've been looking forward to the next event since.”

If your family is in need of back-to-school items, please join us at The Hitch Burger Grill on July 26. The event is first-come, first-serve, and we do ask that attendees do not line up early. Each family can receive one bag of groceries, and each child will be given one filled backpack, with a maximum of two per car.

If you would like to support the efforts, please visit the Project Boon website at www.projectboon.org for more information on how to donate and locations where you can drop off any school supplies.

For questions, please email info@projectboon.org or call (951) 305-3038.
Hitch Burger- https://burgerandbbq.com/
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Hillside Community Church- https://hillsidechurches.com/

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Men's Health Month Gains Virtual Success

Men’s Health Week Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Anne Di Gregory

communications@menshealthnetwork.org
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Men’s Health Month Gains Virtual Success

Awareness Period Celebrated 26th Anniversary of Men’s Health Week, and
was key to helping fight the spread of COVID-19

Men’s Health Month, the annual awareness period dedicated to the health and wellness of men and boys, came to a close this week after a successful 30 days that reached millions of people around the globe through education activities, health screenings, social media, and other events. But the push for men’s health awareness won’t end in June! Men’s Health Network (MHN) continues to advocate for better health outcomes for men, boys, and their families throughout the year.

This June celebrated the 26th anniversary of National Men’s Health Week (NMHW), passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. There are over 400 proclamations from governors, municipal leaders, and Native American communities posted on the Men’s Health Month website.

President Donald Trump issued a statement recognizing Men's Health Week from the White House, and Congress, led by Congressional Men’s Health Caucus co-chairs Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) passed a Resolution doing the same.

Participation from individuals and organizations on social media and virtual networks, in addition to distribution of educational materials by faith-based and community organizations, reached millions of people nationally and globally.

“With the start of a new decade being an opportunity for a fresh start, we encouraged communities to reevaluate their personal health and men’s health,” said Ana Fadich Tomsic, VP of MHN.“With the onset of COVID-19, the country was forced to take a different approach to Men’s Health Month. We are very encouraged by the amount of participation via social media and online awareness during this month. Although we could not hold in-person events, we were able to create a new normal and encourage men to take that step, whether it is via a telehealth appointment or talking more to family and friends.”

• Wear BLUE Day (the Friday before Father’s Day, June 19th this year) – Individuals from around the globe posted photos of themselves in blue to show solidarity for men’s health issues using the hashtags #ShowUsYourBlue, #MensHealthMonth, and #MensHealthWeek. Participants included the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Office of Minority Health, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and various arms of the military, among many others.

• Congressional Men’s Health Caucus co-chairs Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-R) and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-D) encouraged other Members of Congress and their social media followers to participate throughout the month by highlighting the importance of regular check-ups and prioritizing men’s/boys’ health in order to extend male life expectancy.

• Online Twitter chats included – Men’s Health Network partnered with Young Invincibles for #TodaysVoicesTues to focus on key issues in men’s health in 2020. MHN also partnered with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) to promote the importance of fathers’ involvement in maternal and child health.

• Webinars –Men’s Health Network partnered with the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and other federal agency and national community based organizations on webinars focusing on the physical and mental health of men, boys, and their families.

• Vice President Ana Fadich Tomsic spoke with iHeartMedia’s Neil Scott and Dr. Tom Walsh about the importance of regular health check-ups in their Men’s Health Monthly segment. Listen on Soundcloud.

“We are gratified by the growth in Men’s Health Month not only in the U.S., but also across the globe,” said MHN Senior Science Advisor Dr. Salvatore Giorgianni, Jr. “Paying attention to the physical and mental health of boys and men has never been more important, particularly with the challenges faced from COVID-19 directly and as it impacts their ability to get care from chronic diseases. “

Other highlights included:

• Key thought leaders in public health such as Dr. Paul Turek (a leader in men’s reproductive and sexual health care and research), Jed Diamond (menalive.com), and nationally syndicated columnist and radio host Armin Brott (MrDad.com) contributed articles to the award winning Talking About Men’s Health blog, including insights into COVID-19 and the importance of continuing to raise awareness to improve men’s health.

Men’s Health Month is built around four pillars: Awareness, Prevention, Education, Family, and has encouraged the development of thousands of health awareness activities during the month of June and throughout the year, both in the USA and around the globe. Private companies, hospital systems, clinics, the faith-based community, fraternal organizations, the public sector, and others use the month of June to highlight their services and reach out to men and their families.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are sponsored by Men’s Health Network (MHN), which maintains a list of experts and spokespersons on all areas of male health and wellness, including fatherhood issues. MHN also maintains the www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com (April) and the www.ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth.com (September) websites.

Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.MensHealthNetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook atwww.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.DialogueOnMensHealth.com

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I Change Nations Productive Business Civility & Civility 360 collaborate to present State of Civility Summit Africa

Participants and Speakers of The 2020 State of Civility Summit Africa

Professor Vernet A. Joseph I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility

Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder I Change Nations

Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rivers Hosts Civility 360

Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Vernet A. Joseph at the US Senate

I Change Nations and Productive Business Civility partnered again to bring the Inaugural State of Civility Summit Africa with Global Civility Leaders

These kind of forums help bring the community together from all walks of life, with community leaders as well as government leaders to identify problems and create solutions through civil dialog.”

— Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I Change Nations and Productive Business Civility partnered again to bring the Inaugural State of Civility Summit Africa on Saturday June 13th, 2020 with Global Civility Leaders from around the world. Together they discussed and addressed Race and Racism around the world and how to move from Hostility to Civility. Civility360 is the leading voice of civility in action which focuses on brining civility solutions to our world with a 360º angled approach.

Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations states, “These kind of forums will help bring the community together from all walks of life, along with community leaders as well as government leaders to identify problems and create solutions through civil dialog.”

I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility has created a new paradigm of Business Civility in action. “This is where business and people are of equal value. Civility is meant to be contagious so spread it with love.” – Dr. Vernet A. Joseph

Civility360 (C360) is the leading voice of civility in action which focuses on brining civility solutions to our world with a 360º angled approach. Promoting the pillars of kindness, respect, love, hope and action. Global World Civility Leader, Sir Clyde Rivers and Prof. Vernet Alin Joseph are the founders of this global movement. The Civility360 is a voice that will bring global change to our world as we deal with the human resource of people which exists in every country. Professor Vernet A. Joseph I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility states,
“How people treat human currency will determine our pathway moves forward as a world.”

Special guest speakers and panelists for the State of Civility Summit Africa included:

Global Civility – Sir Clyde Rivers, California
Business Civility – Prof. Vernet A. Joseph, Arizona
Dr. Louisa Akasio, Nigeria
Professor Dr. Jared Akama, Kenya
Vice Chancellor Mateus Mutola, Mozambique
Dr. Charles Tchoreret, Garbon

Due to the coronavirus, the State of Civility Summit Africa had to be done virtually. The State of Civility Summit Africa can be found at https://youtu.be/3B7cNmbD_7I.

Solutions that were shared at the State of Civility Summit Africa:

Business Civility Prof. Vernet A. Joseph
1. Embrace Equality in diversity throughout the continent. Everyone treated with respect and dignity!
2. Develop a culture and dialogue that promotes proper people treatment, and civility in action.
3. Champion Civility within the business, education, and governmental rank structures.
4. Develop an Office of Civility (Liaison) that has authority to govern acts of incivility
at all levels. Monitoring the civility temperature/pulse of an organization. To maximize productivity and spot cancerous behaviors before getting out of hand. Educating the workforce on civility communication and dynamics.
5. Embrace, participate, and celebrate National Productive Business Civility Day annually on June 13th. “The most powerful commodity and currency for business is the value of people, their ideas and solutions.” – Prof. Vernet A. Joseph

Girl Child Civility – Dr. Louisa Akasio, Nigeria
1. Upholding our core values.
2. Safeguarding our core assets.
3. Resisting the temptation for borrowing more than you can pay.
4. Developing our heritage (Don’t sell our cultural heritage).

Educational Civility – Professor Dr. Jared Akama, Kenya
Stop agonizing and start organizing; Focus
Buy Africa and Build Africa; Entrepreneurship
Encourage leaders to return to Africa and bring their wisdom and experience; Legacy
Inform and encourage people to think without the box in mind; Innovation

Education Civility – Vice Chancellor Mateus Mutola, Mozambique
1. Cut off dependence of foreign aide
2. Transaction of knowledge that responds to and serves the local need (African solutions to African problems)
3. Establish our own National Agendas

Triology Civility – Dr. Charles Tchoreret, Gabon
1. Renewing of our minds
2. Rethink the way we see our continent
3. Be Welcoming not Gullible
4. Establish true unity

Dr. Clyde Rivers states, “I am honored to be able to work alongside such amazing people, who are changing the world and creating a culture of honor and civility. Each one is an icon and a difference maker."

Professor Vernet, is the creator and co-host of Civility 360 with World Civility Leader Dr. Clyde Rivers, the only show devoted to interviewing civility leaders from a 360 angle of the world. This program will help put the world back together after COVID-19. Listen in as they share wisdom and insight on Civility, Influence, and Action every Saturday which started on the 2nd of May. The broadcast can be found at www.civility360.com

Dr. Joseph is the Business Civility Leader and productive agent of change in this day. He is the
narrator of Presidential Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Extreme Excellence. He is the
narrator of Madame Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Caring for Humanity.
Dr. Joseph is a World Civility Ambassador & National Statesman to I Change Nations™. He is a
retired military officer, combat veteran, an award-winning Serial Entrepreneur, Author of over 25 books and 5 Bestsellers, Radio Show host, and Veteran Transition Expert. Dr. Vernet is the
Founder of Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC, and Founder of the Productive Business Network & Summit Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona

Dr. Joseph has received the following honors:
-2016 Presidential Certificates from President’s Barack Obama, George
Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and Jimmy Carter
-2016 Recognition from Senator John McCain
-2016 Recognition from United States Army, Chief of Staff, General,
Mark A. Daily
-2016 Recognition from Lieutenant General, United States Air Force, Director,
Defense Contract Management Agency, Wendy M. Masiello
-2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, Black Wall Street Phoenix, AZ
-2017 National Statesmen Degree Award
-2018 National Statesmen Degree
-2018 World Civility Ambassador
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, LUT
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, UGCSI
-2018 TNVOC Veteran Impact Business Award
-2019 Global Voices Of Change
-2019 Phoenix Civility Day Proclamation
-2020 Doctorate of Professorship in Business Civility
-2020 Global Representative Challenged Champions & Hero's

I Change Nations is a Culture of Honor System; the organization is committed to bringing back the lost art of honor by building a Culture of Honor that recognizes individuals throughout the world who have exemplified extraordinary humanitarian efforts to effectively change nations. We honor people and organizations that believe every life is valuable and is created to bring a contribution to the world. ICN is the largest “building cultures of honor” network in the world Founded by Dr. Clyde Rivers.

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Spokesperson for the World Civility Day, Community Civility Counts
Initiative, Dr. Rivers has been honored internationally and has received numerous awards.
Recently Dr. Clyde Rivers, received his 2nd Presidential Award for 2019 at the United Nations
Association of El Salvador in New York City, Dr. Rivers received the Presidential Award for his
volunteer service to the citizens of the United States of America. In 2017 Dr. Rivers won the
United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity Dr. Rivers is the recipient of the Danny K. Davis Peace Prize 2017, U.S. Congressman of Illinois. This annual Congressional Award given for excelling in his field and making a difference in people’s lives. In 2017 International Spokesman for World Civility Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers was appointed as International Board Chairman of OPAD. Dr. Rivers was given the Title of Don/Sir Dr. Clyde Rivers as he was Knighted into the original Kingdom of Guatemala, and the great city of La Antigua the first city established by the Spanish Monarchy. Knighted by Lord EDUARDO L. PRADO S. the Commodore De Santiago De Los Caballeros De La Antigua Guatemala Dr. Rivers is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the American Civic Collaboration Award 2017 – Celebrating Partnerships that Strengthen America Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Honorary Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi, as appointed by H.E. President Pierre Nkurunziza and Special Advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Republic of Burundi Africa.

Others Leaders that have received awards from I Change Nations Include:

President Yoweri Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for his great leadership in establishing and maintaining peace in his country.

First Lady, Janet Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for the AIDS awareness policy ABC (Abstinence, Birth Control, and Contraception) an ever-present battle for the health of their people.

Vice President of Kenya, Kalonzo Musyoka:
Honored for his efforts in the peace making process for Kenya, Sudan and Burundi.

President Pierre Nkurunziza, of Republic of Burundi:
Honored for his efforts to bring peace to a 12-year civil war between the two major tribes in his country. As well as First Lady Denise Nkurunziza, Republic of Burundi Honored for her efforts to bring a better life to the people of her country.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, of Nigeria:
Honored for the Anticorruption policies he implemented in Nigeria.

First Lady Maria de Luz Guebuza, of Republic of Mozambique:
Honored for her humanitarian efforts for the youth and women of her country as well as bringing AIDS awareness programs.

Former President Wolde Giorgis, of Ethiopia:
Honored for his efforts to build a better environment in his country.

Dr. Vanda Pignato – Former 1st Lady of El Salvador:
Honored for her tireless efforts in protecting for women’s rights in the Republic of El Salvador.

Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda – Former President of Zambia:
Honored for his life’s work to establish peace in Zambia and on the continent of Africa.

For more information about I Change Nations. the World Civility Award as well as the work that Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers is doing go to: www.ichangenations.org

Terry Warren
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Watchdog Calling for Reform During National Minority Mental Health Month

Currently almost 7 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs including more than 1 million who are using antipsychotics.

Currently almost 7 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs including more than 1 million who are using antipsychotics.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

African American children make up about 33% of kids in foster care and one in four children in foster care are administered at least one psychotropic drug.

Tt is well past the time when government officials should investigate the multibillion-dollar psychiatric industry and their abuse of minorities.”

— Diane Stein the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Observed during July every year, National Minority Mental Health Month is supposed to raise awareness on mental health issues and research into the topic reveals numerous articles on how minorities are “underserved”. However, information published by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), sheds light on the disturbing history of psychiatric caused racism and abuse. [1]

According to CCHR, a mental health watchdog organization, “in the United States, African-American and Hispanic children in predominantly white school districts are classified as 'learning disabled' more often than whites. This leads to millions of minority children being hooked onto prescribed mind-altering drugs—some more potent than cocaine—to 'treat' this 'mental disorder.' And yet, with early reading instruction, the number of students so classified could be reduced by up to 70 percent.” [2]

Currently almost 7 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs including more than 1 million who are using antipsychotics. [3]

Antipsychotics are powerful psychiatric drugs that come with serious side effects including tardive dyskinesia, which is marked by involuntary movement of the lips, tongue, jaw, fingers, toes and other body parts.

An article published by the Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis – School of Medicine, Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D., quoted a study which reported that “over 1% of boys between the ages of 7 and 12 and nearly 0.5% of girls in this age group are prescribed antipsychotic drugs.” This same report noted that, “in adolescents 13 to 18 years of age, the percentages increase to 1.4% and 0.95% in males and females, respectively.” [4]

Even more alarming is that the investigators found that “about 85% of youngsters between the ages of 7 and 18 who are prescribed antipsychotics are also prescribed one or more other psychiatric medications, such as stimulants, antidepressants, and/or mood stabilizers.” [5]

Children being prescribed antipsychotics is especially concerning given the fact that it is known that the human brain does not fully mature until about 24 years of age and that antipsychotics have been linked to adverse changes in brain structure. [6]

“While the dangerous drugging of children is of serious concern in general, nowhere is the need for change more apparent than in the foster care system,” stated Diane Stein the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR. “Statistics show that one in four children in foster care are administered at least one psychotropic drug.” [7]

Given that “African American children make up approximately 33% of children in foster care nationwide, but only 15% of the national child population”, the motives behind the promotion of more mental health access for minorities comes into question. [8]

“Today minorities are being targeted by the mental health industry who claim minorities are underserved, yet for hundreds of years psychiatry provided the justification for racism,” stated Diane Stein.

A CCHR publication “Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal” details how the ‘father of American psychiatry’, Benjamin Rush, declared that “the color of Blacks was caused by a rare, inherited disease called negritude, which derived from leprosy” and that “the only evidence of a cure was when the skin color turned white’. [9]

“When the hand that is pretending to offer help has historically been the one behind the abuse it is well past the time when government officials should investigate the multibillion-dollar psychiatric industry and their abuse of minorities,” said Ms. Stein.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. To learn more, please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal https://www.cchr.org/cchr-reports/creating-racism/introduction.html
[2] Ibid. Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal
[3] Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S. https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/
[4] How Many Children and Adolescents Take Antipsychotics? Are the benefits of antipsychotic drugs worth the risks in this population? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/demystifying-psychiatry/201509/how-many-children-and-adolescents-take-antipsychotics#:~:text=How%20many%20children%20are%20taking,group%20are%20prescribed%20antipsychotic%20drugs.
[5] Ibid. How Many Children and Adolescents Take Antipsychotics?
[6] Antipsychotics Linked to Adverse Changes in Brain Structure https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/mood-disorders/depressive-disorder/antipsychotics-linked-to-adverse-changes-in-brain-structure/
[7] Ensuring Foster Youth Are Only Prescribed Psychotropic Medication When in Their Best Interest https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2019/ensuring-foster-youth-are-only-prescribed-psychotropic-medication-when-their#:~:text=Every%20year%2C%20tens%20of%20thousands,at%20least%20one%20psychotropic%20drug.
[8] Why Black History Month Matters for Children in Foster Care https://www.sosillinois.org/why-black-history-month-matters-for-children-in-foster-care/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInYzmte2q6gIVWwiICR0hGQHbEAAYAyAAEgKx3_D_BwE
[9] Ibid. Creating Racism: Psychiatry’s Betrayal

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Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki Explains How Starting Basketball Early is Good for Kids

Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki

Ibrahim Hakki

LARGO, FL, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki, philanthropist and State Finalist in basketball, encourages parents to have their children start basketball young. “Helping your child to learn basic basketball skills isn’t just about encouraging exercise – it’s about laying a foundation that will help them stay active later in life.”

Basketball Aids in Physical Development says Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, children should be getting at least one hour of intense physical activity per day. “Basketball is a structured way to incorporate intense daily exercise into their everyday routines,” encourages Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki.
In addition to running up and down the court – excellent aerobic exercise – basketball also improves gross motor skills by engaging all of the major muscle groups. “Dribbling, throwing, catching, pivoting – it all helps to improve hand-eye coordination, balance, and dexterity,” explains Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki. And it’s true that in studies, young children who played basketball regularly showed improved endurance and flexibility as well as hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki Explains How Basketball Improves Psychological Development

“Getting involved with basketball early on can help kids develop healthy psychological connections and habits,” says Ibrahim Hakki. “Playing as part of a team can help your child understand the importance of teamwork, get them involved with their peer group, improve their problem-solving skills, and help them make lifelong friendships.”

Basketball also improves communication skills and helps them learn how to solve basic logic problems. Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki explains, “You have to think about where to throw the ball next, figure out what moves the other team might make, and communicate all of that to your teammates quickly. You learn a lot of give and take, a lot of trust with basketball.”

“Athletes learn early on how important teamwork is,” says Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki. “I can’t tell you how much that helped in my adult life – the working world, and as a part of missionary teams.” Basketball requires that you pay attention to other people – your teammates as well as your opposition – and respond to their actions. “You learn to act for the good of the team, to move as a unit. After all, you can’t win a basketball game by yourself! It takes the whole team” enthuses Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki.

It’s also an excellent lesson in the difficulties and benefits of healthy competition. “Children who play team sports are much better at accepting failure or defeat as a normal part of life,” says Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki. “It’s so much easier to pick yourself back up and try again when you’ve been doing that on the basketball court for years.”

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LAX Workers Mark the Start of the Normally Busy 4th of July Holiday by Calling on Airlines to Value Lives Over Profits

Airport workers take large car caravan to United Airlines to demand enforcement of PPE, social distancing, and safe staffing to stop the spread of Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the country pushes for a return to normal, LAX workers have a stark warning for travelers: airlines are not taking all of the precautions necessary to protect workers and passengers. Cabin cleaners, janitors, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, airline catering workers and concession workers are speaking out about the necessity for stronger enforcement on PPE, social distancing, and safe staffing to stop the spread of coronavirus at the airport.

Airline workers have been speaking out about problems at the airport as positive cases continue to grow among LAX workers. Janitors at LAX report that their employers still are not providing them with proper Personal Protective Equipment even while social distancing remains impossible on the job. Cabin cleaners report being ordered onto planes before passengers deplane. Cabin cleaners also report still being asked to do “quick turns” where planes are cleaned in under ten minutes and almost no disinfecting is done between flights. Many of the issues reported by workers are in direct violation of CDC guidelines. People are going to work scared and are demanding that airlines do something about it.

Service workers at the airport are primarily people of color and immigrants who have spoken out and won better wages through their unions, SEIU and UNITE HERE. These same communities are also being hardest hit by the pandemic. The report “Essential But Vulnerable: California Airport Workers in Crisis” details the ways that the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 are not being felt equally, due to existing racial and socioeconomic inequalities. View and Download the Report: https://bit.ly/EssentialButVulnerable.

Service Workers at LAX are driving in a caravan around the airport today calling on airlines like United and Southwest to take responsibility for the health and safety of passengers and contracted airline workers. They are demanding that the airport administration do whatever it takes to ensure companies operating at the airport adhere to necessary safety precautions.
Airport service workers will drive a protest caravan from Watts, ground zero in the movement for police brutality, to show support for the growing movement for Black Lives Matter and then proceed up century Boulevard to LAX, circling the terminals, passing LAWA headquarters and ending at United Airlines Cargo. They will deliver bread and roses which have come to signify dignified working conditions in the labor movement.

Who: Over 100 airport workers including union members from UNITE HERE and SEIU-USWW.

What: Workers will gather at Ted Watkins Park at 10:15 am to decorate their cars and prepare for the caravan. LAX workers will be available to interview at the park until 10:45 before the caravan starts. LAX workers will also be available for interview by phone throughout the day.

When: Wednesday, July 1st at 10:15 am

Where: Ted Watkins Park on the Corner of Century Blvd. and Central Ave., Los Angeles

SEIU United Service Workers West represents more than 45,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, and other property service workers across California.

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One Dollar for Life Announces Latest School Playground Project in Kenya

One Dollar For Life (ODFL) promotes Effective Altruism by building small-scale, high impact projects in the developing world. Visit us at at https://odfl.org/!

These children from the Maasai community in Tanzania are enjoying their first ever playground!

Students to enjoy first on-campus playground

Something as simple as a classroom and a playground can raise the educational trajectory of an entire community, creating an effect that endures for generations.”

— Robert Freeman, Founder & CEO of ODFL

LIVERMORE, CA, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — One Dollar For Life (ODFL), the local nonprofit founded over a decade ago by a former high school teacher to bring small-scale — but high-impact — infrastructure projects to developing nations, has just announced its latest venture: a sturdy new playground to complement its newest classroom construction in Kenya.

This latest addition to the Shining Star School in Nyeri, Kenya, is not just any playground, although it will feature equipment familiar to any American school child — swings, teeter-totters, climbing bars, and slides.

This playground, however, was designed to support Kenya’s new Competence-Based Curriculum, which emphasizes the importance of space for movement and playing, in addition to the standard academic fare of reading, writing, and arithmetic.

The playground is crafted of heavy-duty industrial materials. Like the ODFL classrooms they adjoin, the equipment was designed withstand the test of time and vigorous use.

Having a safe, focused area to play helps children develop their gross motor skills and amplifies the efficiency of work in the classroom. The entire cost of the Shining Star School playground has been underwritten by Juan Pablo Mariscal of Planet LLC.

The new classroom and playground for Shining Star School is one of more than 130 such projects ODFL has completed around the globe. “Our mission is to dramatically improve the capacity for self-development in the developing world,” says ODFL Founder and Executive Director Robert Freeman.

“Something as simple as a classroom and a playground can raise the educational trajectory of an entire community, creating an effect that endures for generations,” said Freeman.

For more information about ODFL and its efforts to promote effective altruism, please visit odfl.org.

About One Dollar For Life: ODFL promotes Effective Altruism by building small-scale, high impact projects in the developing world. These include classrooms, medical clinics, water systems, science labs, playgrounds and other projects that improve life chances for some of the poorest people in the world. 100% of every dollar donated to ODFL goes to the donor’s intended project.

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We Want To Live

Waves of Life

We Want to Live – The Pain of Black Men

I know this is 2020 — and it is hard to believe that such requests are not welcomed by many people in our society — but people of color should not have to plead to live.”

— John A. Reaves

MATTHEWS, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — June 1, 1977, is a date that I will never forget — for it is the day my world shattered. Early that morning, I heard my father, William Roger Reaves, in the bathroom; when he came out, I shot out of bed to tell him goodbye as he prepared to go to work. Two hours later, he died from a massive heart attack.
His death came without any warnings or final goodbyes. I have since wondered if my father’s skin color was a factor in the care he received when he was taken to the hospital prior to his death. I have wondered what my life would have been like had my father been alive to share some of the important milestones in my life -my high school and college graduations; the purchase of my first car and home; my wedding, and births of my children; the celebration of my first Father’s Day. While I will never experience these significant events with my father, I am grateful to be alive and to celebrate numerous achievements with my wife and children.

Generally, on June 1, I recognize my father’s passing by saying a prayer and then calling my niece to wish her a happy birthday. This year was quite different not only because of the approx. 100,000 deaths related to COVID-19, but also the recent heinous murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. What all of these terrible deaths have in common with my father’s death is that there were no final goodbyes — and each left behind a multitude of family and friends who loved them unconditionally, with no regard to what they had accomplished in life or their skin color.

I thought COVID-19 would unite us as a nation because of how it randomly afflicts someone healthy or a person with a preexisting illness. I thought COVID-19 would bring us together because so many of us can empathize with the death of someone we love. I thought that death was an equalizer for humanity, but even with death, some people still believe that people of color, particularly black men, are not worthy to live. To those who believe this, I say WE WANT TO LIVE!

We want to live in a country where all lives are meaningful; if death falls on our doorstep, it is only because of natural causes. We want to live in a world where a black man can jog in any neighborhood or stand in an elevator and hold his head high without someone calling the police, clutching their purse or wondering if he will be harmed simply because of that person’s skin color.

As black men, we want to go to the hospital and receive high-quality care without the presumption that all black men are supermen and do not require medication to fight ailments. We want to live in a society where a black man can ask questions or engage in discourse without being killed. I know this is 2020 — and it is hard to believe that such requests are not welcomed by many people in our society — but people of color should not have to plead to live.
Let us honor the tens of thousands of people of color who lost their lives because of their skin color by individually looking in the mirror and asking ourselves “Do Black Lives Matter?” Our verbal answer to this question matters, but our personal actions when no one is looking over our shoulders will matter more.

John Reaves
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