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Defending the Land: Young Veterans Take Up Sustainable Farming

New York, N.Y.  In 2007, Michael Sandoval, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, was on patrol in Iraq when an Iraqi soldier nearby stepped on an IED. Shrapnel flew, and Michael was hit. He received the Purple Heart, and, the metal still in him, returned to his home state of Georgia. At the end of […]

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At NASDAQ, Wells Fargo Gives Big Check to Operation Smile Founders

New York, N.Y.  I have known — and written about — the good work of our friends at Wells Fargo for years. I caught up with them again last week at NASDAQ on Times Square. I was not surprised to learn that they are continuing to create meaningful partnerships that benefit the South Asian community. […]

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New Indian Wines Add to New York’s Diverse Cuisine Scene

New York, N.Y.  One of the things I love most about New York City—why I moved here 30 years ago — is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago contributed to this diverse milieu, and today new groups are contributing to our increasingly diverse melting pot. In recent years, I have been a voracious […]

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Micro-Finance Meets Multi-Nationals at Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.  Nobel-prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance pioneer Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, addressed our breakfast at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) kick-off. Introduced by Hikmet Ersek, the C.E.O. of Western Union – the corporation that hosted this event – Muhammad was as inspiring as ever. Western Union, “Moving Money for […]

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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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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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Afghanistan: Working Mom Making Difference for 700 Children

New York, N.Y. What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures. U.S. President Barack Obama with AFCECO Founder Andeisha Farid of Afghanistan. The range in […]

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A Working Mom Making A Difference In 700 Children’s Lives in Afghanistan

New York, N.Y.  What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures.  The range in the quality of “orphanages” in Afghanistan is broad, and reports on […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids and Screen Time

9 Easy Ways to Enhance Daily Life

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11 Trendy Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

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5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gem & Jewel Aficionados

At City College of New York, Martin Luther King’s Commencement

MyRegistry Revolutionizing the Wedding Registry Process

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