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Study Links Discrimination, Blacks’ Risk of Mental Disorders

New research shows that African Americans and Caribbean Blacks who experience multiple types of discrimination are at a much greater risk for a variety of mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

A Florida college, founded just 25 years ago, is part of a growing trend of institutions focusing on students with learning disabilities.

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From primary care visits to gynecological exams to acupuncture and even hairstyling, the center is a catchall space for about 400 women with physical disabilities in Manhattan.

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Disability Issues Continue to Arise on Campus

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University officials and even disability advocates say there are obstacles to creating technological access for students with different learning needs.

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Dr. Amy Shuman says, “People with disabilities are competent because they are successfully communicating (in their own way).”

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OMAHA, Neb. ― Creighton University is appealing a federal judge’s ruling requiring it to provide a deaf student with special equipment and interpreters to allow him to finish his last two years of medical school.

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Justice Martins, who has Aspergers Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, will receive his degree after overcoming challenges in an intensive baking and pastry arts program.

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Dr. Hernan Melgarejo failed part II of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam eight times and blamed discrimination, according to the court.

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College can be a safe space for people, young and old, to learn and grow. Thanks to new initiatives, those with developmental disabilities are now getting the chance to experience all that college has to offer.

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She has been a seminal figure in the civil and women’s rights movements for decades, but educator, feminist and human rights activist Dr. Angela Davis still remains deeply involved in movements for social justice globally.

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