Donna Summer. Photograph courtesy of Time.
Welcome to our latest column, the Weekly Buzz. Every Friday we’ll round up the week’s most compelling stories about social justice, human rights, public health, and public relations.
- Study predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese in 2030 [The Washington Post]
- NYPD defends their much-criticized "stop, question and frisk" policy, saying it has helped get guns off the street [CNN]
- Chronicle Of Higher Education Blogger, Fired For Calling Black Studies 'Claptrap' [Huffington Post]
- For the first time the population of children younger than 1 is primarily non-white or Hispanic [CNN]
- Bristol Palin's response to Obama's stance on gay marriage: Don't listen to daughters who "watch too much Glee" [MSNBC]
- DC judge overturned the conviction of a man who wrongly served 28 years in prison for the killing of a taxi driver [The Washington Post]
- New study: 96% of restaurant entrees exceed @USDA daily limits for calories, sodium, fat and saturated fat [Los Angeles Times]
- Doctor's report: Zimmerman had a fractured nose, black eyes and cuts on his head after confrontation with Trayvon Martin [CNN]
- Kansas approves law allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for drugs that they "believe" cause abortions [Jezebel]
- Health Care Costs To Exceed A Record $20,000 Per Year For Families With Insurance [Huffington Post]
- Legendary ‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer Dies at 63 [Time]
- Chuck Brown dies: The ‘Godfather of Go-Go’ was 75 [The Washington Post]