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NYC: Sixty Years Ago, Dalai Lama Crossed Mountains, Cultures to West

Dalai Lama July Gathering Set to Sell Out at Essex House NYC New York, N.Y. “In 1959 — sixty years ago this year — His Holiness the Dalai Lama crossed the snow-covered Himalayan Mountains from Tibet into India to escape Chinese Communist persecution,” states Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura-Hillyer, founder of Gaia Holistic Foundation. “No one really knew of […]

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First Female President Appointed at New York Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond Appointed as First Female President of New York Theological Seminary New York, N.Y.  New York Theological Seminary’s (N.Y.T.S.) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond as its new president. Dr. Walrond brings more than two decades of leadership in academia and ministry that will help shape new and […]

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Norman Rockwell’s Images of Freedom Revisited 75 Years Later

Washington, D.C. Norman Rockwell is considered one of America’s most beloved and influential artists, painting scenes of ordinary Americans at work, at play and at war, capturing simple yet compelling details that illuminated everyday life in the country. In this 1938 self-portrait called Deadline (Artist Facing Blank Canvas), Norman Rockwell painted himself trying to think […]

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U.S. Soldier Fights to Bring Tortured Puppy Out of War-Torn Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. Timothy Boyd is a U.S. soldier stationed in war-torn Afghanistan. He will soon be heading back to his hometown of Dallas, Georgia. He desperately wants to bring back Misha, a puppy he saved and has cared for during his stay there. If he has to leave her behind, her fate like so many […]

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Leading Across Differences: Young Global Leaders Travel to Ohio

New York, N.Y. For two days, April 5th-6th, 2019, the J. Luce Foundation and its Young Global Leaders took part in the 10th annual McDonough Leadership Conference at Marietta College, located in the heart of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Southeast Ohio. Over 300 participants from 25 institutions came to participate in a series of panel on various topics […]

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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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WonderWorks Orlando Celebrates WonderKids with Astronaut Ceremony

Orlando, FL.  WonderWorks in Orlando is on an out of this world mission to inspire kids to be interested in space exploration. Teachers who took part in the WonderKids program nominated students to meet an astronaut will get the opportunity to do so on April 25-26, 2019. WonderWorks has teamed up with Dr. Don Thomas, […]

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Lt. Col. Artist Donates Proceeds from Art to Veterans Foundations

New York, N.Y. Vanity Fair celebrity interviewer George Wayne and Emmy Award Winning TV Host, Best Selling Author and daughter of P.O.W. saved by U.S. Troops, Rita Cosby co-hosted an exhibition and benefit at The Soldiers and Sailors Club on Lexington Avenue in New York City last Thursday. Lt. Col. David Richardson and Tomaczek Bednarek. Photo credit: Jeff Smith. Additional […]

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Wayfair Accused of Selling Mattresses to Youth “Detention Centers”

U.N.: World Faces ‘Climate Apartheid’ with 120 Million More in Poverty

Australia Rescues Children of Dead Islamic State Fighters

Beyond Skin: Norm Yip Celebrates LGBTQ Pride with Luce Support

Immigrant Defense Project Releases “Know Your Rights With ICE”

Blue America Stands Proudly, Strongly With New Immigrants