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2007: Orphans Around World Look up to Silicon Valley Prodigy as Hero

In 2007, Jim Luce added added Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social-networking site facebook.com, to the Orphans International Worldwide list of Global Heroes and Role Models. This list includes such notables as Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, the Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Elie Wiesel, and many more. This is Jim’s original piece from 2007.

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Obama Won’t Have to Wield Veto for Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C.  Democrats in the U.S. Senate have rallied 41 votes — enough to block a resolution opposing the Iran nuclear agreement. This means President Barack Obama will not have to veto such a measure, which is a significant political victory for him. Barack Obama in the Situation Room at the White House with Undersecretary […]

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NYC Gay Pride Parade 2011 Unlike Others: Marriage

New York, NY. A sea change in New York  Although I have attended the NYC Pride Parade since 1983 – many as a marshal – this one was different. As the lesbian on motorcycles thundered into view down Fifth Avenue I did something I had not done in 28 years. I burst into tears. After […]

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Greece for Americans: From Aristotle to Athens, Astoria – and Loula

New York, NY.  “Hellas” – the Hellenic Republic – has intrigued me since by boyhood when I collected foreign postage stamps and had to ask my father to identify the origin of my beautiful stamp.  “Greece!,” my scholarly father told me.  I was hooked.  At the age of fifty, it is time I make my […]

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Micah Kellner: Harvey Milk Lives — in Albany

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“I receive $400 a month from my pension, but have lost my public housing since I retired. I must now pay $1,300 each month for my apartment. I also need to pay for healthcare. What can I do? What can I do?!” – Translated from Mandarin, a senior from NYC’s Chinatown, bearing witness in Micah Kellner’s […]

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