Solitary Confinement Is A Despicable Way To Treat The Mentally Ill

By: Monday December 8, 2014 3:00 pm

Reginald ‘Neli’ Latson is a black 23-year-old autistic boy with Asperger’s and an IQ of 69. He is locked-up in solitary confinement in Virginia. His crime: Wearing a hoodie while black when he was 18-years-old and sitting on the grass outside a public library waiting for it to open.


Correlation, Causation, and Preventable Diseases

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 7:10 pm

The purpose of this post is not to rehash the debate, but to point out the impact of the anti-vaxxer movement, which is beginning to show alarming results.

FDL Movie Night: Best Kept Secret

By: Monday September 16, 2013 4:59 pm

Newark New Jersey’s best kept secret is JFK High School, a public school dedicated to students with special education needs. Best Kept Secret focuses on members of teacher Janet Mino’s graduating class of 2012, their lives, and their futures. Every parent wonders what the future holds for their kids on graduation from high school, and the question of what’s next is even more pressing at JFK High School.

FDL Movie Night: “The Greater Good”

By: Monday April 29, 2013 4:59 pm

Would you sacrifice your child’s health or life for the greater good? That is the question that arises in tonight’s film The Greater Good, directed, produced, and written by tonight’s guests Leslie Manookian and Kendall Nelson. The Greater Good takes a step back from the recent divisiveness discussing the issue’s complexity and nuances, bringing the bigger picture into focus through the stories of three families affected by vaccinations, with experts on both sides and in the middle of the vaccination debate.

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