Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

Like M.L.K., American Jews Should Defend Black Lives – and Israel

By Rabbi Marc Schneier. New York, N.Y. Over the past two years, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has embedded itself into the consciousness – and conscience – of America. Black Lives Matter protest at Union Square, Manhattan. Photo: Wikipedia / NYC Rise Up and -ShutItDown for Baltimore. The hashtag #BlackLives Matter emerged in 2013 after the […]

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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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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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Peter Yarrow, Operation Respect Take Center Stage in Ohio

Marietta, Ohio.  I moved from Oxford, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio in 1972 — with a box of Peter, Paul & Mary albums. I was raised by liberal parents in the ‘60’s — Dad fighting the Vietnam War, Mom entrenched in the Civil Rights movement. I was raised with Martin, Bobby, Gene — and Peter, Paul & […]

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The Battle for Civil Rights Continues in America

I grew up in China where racism has never been a social issue due to the lack of racial diversity, so learning what really happened here in America is not just eye opening; it changes how I see this country in a lot of ways.

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“Beyond Vietnam” – When King Spoke Truth Beyond Civil Rights

New York, N.Y.  Four years after American involvement in Vietnam began, King boldly issued his first statement against the war by calling for a negotiated peace settlement. His condemnation of the War garnered criticism from the government and some SCLC colleagues. Following advice to focus on civil rights instead, King decided to approach the issue […]

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My Haiti Travels Launches Inaugural Impact Week Haiti Voyage in 2013

My Haiti Travels, a boutique concierge firm that coordinates high-quality travel services to Haiti for leisure and business purposes, is launching its first annual “Impact Week Haiti 2013” signature expedition to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The five-day package will feature custom activities, volunteerism, networking and touristic exploration of the Caribbean island nation on January 17-21, 2013.  The trip is all-inclusive, including all meals, hotel and beach resort stays, private ground transportation and professional escorts in […]

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J. Luce Foundation: Banner Year for Supporting Young Global Citizens

New York, N.Y.  2012: Luce Leaders, Luce Awards, Million Dollar P.R. Packages, work in India, Afghanistan, Haiti – as well as Africa and the Americas. Help us end the year! Personal NoteWith an all-volunteer staff, donated space, free social media, and Global Advisers helping us fulfill our mission of Supporting Young Global Leadership, our foundation […]

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Model To Monk, A Spiritual Journey Into Tibetan Buddhism

Memories of Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Lions Clubs Brought A Christmas Miracle for Hundreds

Move Over Crutches and Knee Scooters, Now There’s Something Hands-Free and Much Better

Fountain House Gallery Artists Make Magic at “Mad About Art”

This NYC Startup is Shaping the Next Generation of Young Leaders