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Korean Parade & Festival Gave New Yorkers Taste of Asia

Every year, the Korean-American Parade offers colorful costumes and floats.Korean martial arts, traditional dancers, regal apparel, and spectacular floats were on dazzling display at the Korean Parade and Festival 2009. Mayor Bloomberg, Council member John Liu and other notables “cooking” in Koreatown. The event, themed “Cooperation and Peace in Troubled Times,” was organized by the […]

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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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Giving Newly-Arrived Home Attendants Nursing Education

New York, N.Y.  There exists a large population of bright home attendants in New York City from around the world, often burdened with family obligations coupled with low incomes.  These people, many women, often wish for a better life through the acquisition of nursing skills.  At the same time, there is a nursing shortage in […]

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Reflections on a Two-Year Assignment: Build an NGO in Sri Lanka

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka.  As I prepare to return to the global office in New York, I have been reflecting on my two-year assignment to set up and manage Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Sri Lanka with local staff. It has been some of the most wonderful experience working closely with the local team members. Even if […]

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New York Times Essay: First One Orphan, Then Many More

New York, N.Y.  The United States has plenty of affluent do-gooders who are taken with the idea that with their experience and creativity they could harness expertise and money to better the lives of people in the developing world. . I know now, seven years after founding my own global charitable organization, that this is […]

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Franketienne: Haiti’s First Nobel Laureate – Hopefully

New York, N.Y.  As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Literature in Port-au-Prince recently, I found myself way out of my league. One ambassador had cautioned me to “have an intellectual translate” for me. Luckily, when […]

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