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DeCosta Headley – Good Will Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, N.Y.  Few figures in Brooklyn’s business, political and philanthropic communities can bring a diverse group of professionals together for a worthy cause, year after year. DeCosta Headley Sr. is one of those rare, powerful individuals who never cease to amaze me. Possibly the next mayor of New York Bill Thompson with DeCosta Headley and […]

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In the Eye of the Spiral: Haiti’s Forgotten Story

New York, N.Y.  Haiti, categorized among the world’s poorest and least developed countries, has in recent years grappled with political instability, health crises, an annual barrage of hurricanes and a devastating earthquake, the worst in the region in over 200 years. In the midst of this trail of unending stories of trauma, pain and hopelessness […]

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Olympics in U.K.: Double-Amputee to Compete

Johannesburg, S.A. South African runner Oscar Pistorius is set to become the first amputee to compete in the Olympics. The South African Olympic committee said Wednesday that it had selected Pistorius, 25, a double amputee, to run in the individual 400 meters and the 4 X 400 relay. South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius competes in a […]

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London Olympics: Double-Amputee to Compete

Johannesburg, S.A. South African runner Oscar Pistorius is set to become the first amputee to compete in the Olympics. The South African Olympic committee said Wednesday that it had selected Pistorius, 25, a double amputee, to run in the individual 400 meters and the 4 X 400 relay. South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius competes in a […]

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Mother-Daughter Duo Sketch 888 Taiwanese Faces

New York, N.Y. — I met the most amazing mother-daughter duo the other week. Americans, they were speaking at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY). They were explaining to an appreciative crowd of mostly Americans and Chinese how they had spent four months recently on the Isle of Formosa, sketching and […]

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Most Powerful and Influential Indians Gather

New York, N.Y.  The most powerful, influential and international Indian leaders gathered in New York City recently to see who amongst them were worthy of award.  Why should we care?  For many reasons. Because India is the most populous democracy.  It is the second-most populous country anywhere, after China.  It is the world’s twelfth largest […]

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Baltimore: Out From Under “The Wire”

Baltimore, MD.  Can Good News Revive a City? A new media experiment is underway in Baltimore, Maryland to find out. One goal is to inspire social change by celebrating the city’s positive outliers, offering them a microphone and giving them public praise. Another is to introduce the world to Baltimore’s eclectic and vibrant cultural scene. […]

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A “Gandhi” for our Age: Indian Film Chittagong

New York, N.Y.  Using visual cues from the paintings of Caravaggio, Indian filmmaker Bedabrata Pain has produced a triumphant film, Chittagong, that screened in New York last week. It is based upon a little-known episode leading to Indian Independence: a group of schoolboys who, with the help of their teacher, temporarily toppled the British a decade before […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

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