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Mark Zuckerberg Pledges $3 Billion of His Shares to End Disease

New York, N.Y.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to wipe out disease by the end of the century. Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Developer Garage Paris, 2008. Photo: Ludovic Toinel The billionaire CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, said they are giving $3 billion over the next ten years to advance research toward that end. A […]

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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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Womankind emerges from NYC Asian Women’s Center

New York, N.Y. On the heels of President Trump’s inauguration and historic women’s marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women’s Center changed its name to Womankind, and they say their new name has even more significance in Trump’s New America: “We have been considering changing our name for a while now to […]

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Zuckerberg Makes $45 Billion Charity Pledge to Baby Daughter

Washington, D.C. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan introduced their new baby daughter to the world Tuesday along with a $45 billion initiative to improve the lives of those in her generation and those that follow. Mark Zuckerberg makes his f8 Keynote. Photo: Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com and bub.blicio.us. Presented as a letter to Max, […]

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AFS: World Peace Begins with High School Exchanges

New York, N.Y.  In World War I, there was a group of over 2,500 American men who did not join the U.S. Army.  U.S. volunteers who came to France in WWI did so starting with 1914, three years before their country entered the war and began a draft.  Many volunteered to staff ambulances with the […]

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He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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Devi’s Closet Offers Indian Couture in NYC: For Rent

New York, N.Y.  New York fashionista Meera Patel’s interest in Indian fashion designers piqued when she was planning her own wedding a few years ago — now, her passion has become an e-rental business called Devi’s Closet. “A typical Indian wedding last three to four days, and you dare not repeat an outfit,” says Patel. […]

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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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