One Song/Three Versions – America

From time to time I like to feature a tune and see how other artists represent it. Today it’s Simon and Garfunkel’s “America.” Stephen Holden, in reviewing Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits in 1972, wrote, “‘America’…was Simon’s next major step forward. It is three and a half minutes of sheer brilliance, whose unforced narrative, alternating precise detail … Read more

For Girls With Roots in Latin America, Cultural Pressure Can Mean Mental Health Struggles

Zayas said he saw cultural attitudes influencing therapy access first hand in Philadelphia. “In my practice, as a mental health provider, they’d come in and they didn’t want therapy, lo que querían eran consejos (what they wanted was advice).” That way, he said, they could still feel like they weren’t getting therapy — just some … Read more

Copa America champions Brazil rout African champs Banyana | The Citizen

Banyana Banyana were thrashed 3-0 by Brazil in a friendly encounter at the Orlando Stadium on Friday night. ALSO READ: Brazil defender Souza expecting a physical game against Banyana The game forms part of the national team’s preparation for the Fifa Women’s World Cup next year. Much was expected from the Caf Women’s Africa Cup … Read more

Does U.S. health care law protect emergency abortion? Here’s what to know – National |

The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho’s restrictive abortion law leaves doctors facing criminal penalties for providing abortion-related medical care to women in life-threatening medical situations. The U.S. Justice Department may have a strong argument in the Idaho case … Read more

The Supreme Court Is Out of Step With America on Abortion

This story was originally published by Vanity Fair. Polls taken after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion reflect the extent to which the court’s right-wing justices are acting against the wishes of the majority of Americans. The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, conducted June 24-25, found that 56%  of Americans oppose … Read more