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Mountaineers Climb Up so Kids with AIDS Can Grow Up

Scale Mount Kilimanjaro to help African kids with AIDS. The program includes Climb Up the 50, Climb Up the World, and Climb Up Kilimanjaro.  Funding will cover AIDS-related medication, supplies, and food for children infected with the disease in the hardest-hit countries, including Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Climb Up the 50 is based in the […]

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Children’s Rights: Protecting Foster Care in the U.S.

New York, N.Y.  One problem with the crisis that is foster care in America is that the challenges are usually so horrific most Americans cannot bear to look at it – and thus typically do not respond. America’s various child welfare systems are so large and complex — and often so out of control — […]

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After the Tsunami: Campus of Orphans International Sumatera

The business and entertainment communities of Puerto Rico have lent enormous support for the creation of Puerto Rico House. Puerto Rican culture is wonderfully vibrant, with unique characteristics that distinguish it from any other. Orphans International Worldwide expects that Puerto Rico House will serve not only as a shelter to Tsunami orphans, but also as […]

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Orphans International Worldwide: Our First Teenager – Bahrizal

Orphans International Family Milestone Orphans International Sumatera in Indonesia celebrated Bahrizal’s birthday in February 2006. He turned 13, making him the first teenager in it’s care. “We brought him a cake and gift and everyone celebrated, kids and houseparents. Bahrizal lives at OI Sumatera in Aceh, Indonesia, having survived the Tsunami of December 2004, in […]

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Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

With Barbara Magnoni. Photos by Tequila Minsky. Brooklyn, N.Y.  As the world economy collapses, the lifeline to already-impoverished Haiti has run thin.  One third of Haiti’s economy flows through remittances — through companies such as Western Union and Moneygram — from overseas family members sending cash home. Banks and micro-finance institutions such as Fonkoze also play […]

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2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

New York, N.Y. 2,870 cities in 134 countries. That’s how many cities have committed themselves to not being a nuclear target by joining the U.N.-associated Mayors for Peace. “Being in favor of nuclear disarmament is a no-brainer for cities. Atomic weapons were developed to destroy cities,” Aaron Tovish explained to me over coffee at the […]

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Chief Economist on Talent and the Economy

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New York, N.Y.  I recently spoke off-the-record with one of Wall Street’s chief economists. “It will take a long time to get back to where we were,” he said, agreeing with most of his colleagues and the president. “But,” and here I was brought up short, “it will never look the same.” Still, people should […]

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Fall Pick: American University of Nigeria

New York, N.Y.  Forget Harvard, although the Dudley Gates do beckon. So much for Yale, despite the allure of the Henry Luce International Center.  No, for my money, I would send a freshman son next fall to the American University of Nigeria (AUN). Before you judge me daft, consider this: Desmond Tutu just gave the […]

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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura’s Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz

Fashion Week: Adalinda Sustainable Fashion – Fashion and Justice in NYC

3 Ways to Effectively Assess a Legal Cannabis Company to Mitigate Risk

Five Reasons Every Beer Lover Should Try Jai Ho

Nguyen to Coordinate Foundation, Orphans International Stakeholders

74 Years After Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Authoritarianism, Hatred on Rise