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Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference

Marietta College, Ohio. The J. Luce Foundation (link) is opening the Luce Leadership Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (link) in June, open to its 6,000 students in August. It will feature both on campus and online courses in experiential leadership through a Doctorate degree. 1924: Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Garvey. Photo: Wiki […]

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‘Tolerance’ is a Commitment to Seek in Our Diversity, and Unite Humanity

New York, N.Y. Underscoring the importance of tolerance, particularly in today’s diverse world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have called for seeing the world through the prism of “we the peoples” and to collectively build societies that are more inclusive, more peaceful and […]

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Michael Brown’s Father Says Teen’s Death ‘Opened Eyes of World’

New York, N.Y. A few hundred people gathered for a moment of silence on Tuesday at the spot in the central U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer two years ago. “Hands up!” sign displayed at a Ferguson protest. Photo: Jamelle Bouie Later Tuesday, a few dozen people marched […]

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Ban Ki-Moon: ‘Assault on One Minority Community is Attack on All’

New York, N.Y. Observing the world’s day set aside to bolster efforts on eliminating racial discrimination, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged increased global efforts towards that aim and declared that “an assault on one minority community is an attack on all.” Three children in Akko draw together and smile for the photographer’s camera. […]

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Should Super-White States Have So Much Sway in Primaries?

By Dora Mekouar. Washington, D.C. New Hampshire is one of the smallest U.S. states, with a population to match, yet every four years this tiny state plays a key role in the presidential election. Photo: Wikipedia. Campaigns start with the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Feb. 1, followed by New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, Feb. 9. With caucuses, […]

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NAACP Criticizes Nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

Baltimore, MD. The NAACP today released the following statement following the announcement of the nominees for the 88th Annual Academy awards: “The presentation of the annual Academy Awards has long served as the culminating event of the awards season.  With the announcement of the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, the contributions of people of […]

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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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Charleston Shooting Reignites Confederate Flag Controversy

Washington, D.C.  The shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina church that killed nine people has revived a controversy … over a flag. The flag of the short-lived Confederate States of America – the group of southern states that seceded during the U.S. Civil War – is still flying in front of the South Carolina Capitol […]

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Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference