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Breaking Walls Santiago Empowers Next Generation of Creative Activists

Santiago, Chile. Founded by the lovely artist, educator, and creative activist Fran Tarr, Breaking Walls is a non-profit that uses creative writing to empower youth and promote solutions to social issues. The organization consists of young artists, ambassadors, and associates from Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Palestine, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit, Santiago, and Warsaw. Founder & Director Fran […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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Gates Foundation’s Ignacio Mas On eFinance in the Developing World

Madrid, Spain.  Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.  Ignacio was one of the primary representatives of the Gates Foundation at this global trade show with over 49,000 […]

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Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

New York, NY. Approaching my 24th trip to Haiti in 12 years, just before the first anniversary of the earthquake, I have decided to call Haiti home for a while. I am able to do so because I am connected – not only to the Web, but to so very many people in Haiti and […]

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Relationships Between Israelis and Arabs – Thru Gaming?

I learned from my American grandparents – who had family fight in WWII on both fronts – that Germans and Japanese ‘were not like us.’  It was hinted that they were “other” and thus beyond redemption.  I found that hard to believe, but knew of only one way to find out for myself. I became […]

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The Impact of Cell Phones on Psychology, Community, Culture, Arts & Economics

New York, N.Y.  To harness power, one must first acknowledge power. To some people, the ubiquitous cell phone is still ‘just’ a phone.  To others, it is so much more. It is the world in the palm of their hand – literally.  But challenges lie ahead. As cell phones have become an integral part of […]

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Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the earthquake in Haiti, Haitian’s sent home about 1.2 Billion Dollars annually to Haiti. This amount does not include what the Haitian people carry with them when traveling to Haiti nor does it include in the […]

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Photo Courtesy of Merilee Kern

WonderWorks Branson Providing Local Schools with In-Service STEM Educational Programs

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Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference