Tag Archives: Boston

Wayfair Accused of Selling Mattresses to Youth “Detention Centers”

Boston, MA. Employees of Wayfair accused the company of selling furniture to contractors that furnish detention facilities for children seeking asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border and made it clear they’re not happy about it. After urging the company to stop selling to such contractors, the employees announced they planned a walk out. Wayfair workers accused the […]

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Publicist Patrice Samara Asks: What’s In Your Library?

New York, N.Y.  Jim Luce is the founder of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. In pursuit of a better world, he left corporate America – twice, testified in Congress, and helped raise millions in cash, services, and gifts-in-kind for the unfortunate. He serves as past president of his local Toastmasters chapter and has received awards for […]

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My Mother: “God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!”

New York, N.Y.  My mother’s words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I felt having experienced the Dicksonian conditions of the orphanage where I found my infant son Mathew in Indonesia. The warehouse institution was crib-to-worn-out-crib of children dressed […]

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President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

Boston, MA. President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady traveled to Boston today to celebrate the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The building — complete with a full-scale replica of the United States Senate chamber — honors the life and legacy of Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who served […]

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Who Knew: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island

Long Island, N.Y.  Call me “Long Island Ignorant,” but I was completely amazed to experience the Tilles Center for Performing Arts on the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville.  I have interviewed several famous people in New York recently – at the United Nations and the French Cultural Center – but it […]

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Hip Hop Saves Lives’ Wan-Luv Summer Music Series in NYC

New York, N.Y. Summer in New York City is a special time with heat, rain – and outdoor festivals!  On July 26, the Wan-Luv 2012 Summer Music Series will present a “Pre Carnival des Fleurs” celebration at The Ritz Plaza Park on Times Square.  Sponsored by Stonehenge Properties and produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives, the festival will highlight Haitian music, […]

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Caroline Goulding Makes Magic at Young Concert Artists 50th Anniversary

New York, N.Y. Self assured, poised, and performing with a wide range of emotional energy and intensity, 18-year old Caroline Goulding‘s debut performance at Merkin Hall this week ranged from soft and lyrical to commanding and powerful. It was the perfect presentation to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of one of New York City’s premier cultural institutions, the dynamic […]

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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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Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

Dharamshala for Americans: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hometown

Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided

Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet

History from Time: How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet