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Activists Launch Hunger Strike in Support of Loretta Lynch

Washington, D.C.  The Rev. Al Sharpton says that he and his allies “will do everything in our power to draw attention to this completely unfair and unnecessary delay to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch.” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch is sworn in before testifying during her confirmation hearing before […]

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Study: Common Hormone Plays Role in Canine-Human Bond

Washington, D.C.  Dogs serve in the military, work with police and assist the disabled. They have been by our side for thousands of years, serving as companions and loyal friends. We love them. They love us in return. The bond between a dog and its owner is a lot like that between a baby and […]

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Home Health Workers Are Invisible Force in ‘Fight for $15’

New York, N.Y.  More than half of home health workers are women of color. They’re well-trained, but wages remain low in an industry that’s booming. Generic imageTHINKSTOCK. Labor forces are planning the largest rally in decades—their latest effort in an uprising against low wages. On April 15 these workers will join their voices to demand […]

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How Obama Is Addressing Crisis Among Young Men Of Color

New York, N.Y.  It was easy to mistake Thursday’s gathering at a New York City hotel for a religious meeting. One panelist, who proudly proclaimed his Baptist-preacher lineage, issued the rallying cry in his opening remarks: “God is good all the time.” But the roughly 200 people in attendance had gathered at the National Action […]

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At U.N., Tennis Legend Says Human Rights and Sports ‘a Perfect Fit’

New York, N.Y.  Tennis legend and gender equality activist Billie Jean King has had a stellar career in sports, identifying the boundaries that divide people and tearing them down. She was the first woman athlete to win over $100,000 in prize money in 1971 and, 10 years later, the first professional athlete to be “outed” […]

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Optimism Over US-Japan Relations Ahead of Abe’s Visit

Washington, D.C.  There is optimism about strengthening relations between the U.S. and Japan days ahead of a state visit April 28 by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States. This sentiment was on display after comments by a senior U.S. official in Washington and rare bipartisan support by some members of Congress. Prime […]

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U.N. Urges Kenya to Reconsider Displacing 350,000 Refugees

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency today urged Kenyan authorities to reconsider their decision to shut down within the next three months Dadaab refugee camps, a decision that would require some 350,000 Somalis to return to their country and would cause “extreme” humanitarian consequences. A group of displaced Somali women residing at the Ifo […]

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My Journey from the ICU to ‘Keri Lotion Lady’ – to the U.S. Congress

Greenwich, CT.  I was recently asked to testify before Congress by United States Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut regarding my work to help end human trafficking. I asked, “Why me?” There are many other people more well versed on this issue.” I was told that I was asked because I’m a Registered Nurse and (because of […]

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In Panama: The President’s Trip and a Historic Meeting

Panama City, Panama.  While in Panama City, President Obama participated in a CEO summit along with prominent business executives and heads of state from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. During the Summit, President Obama sat down with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The two discussed […]

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Human Space Flight Day: Advancing Boundaries of Exploration

New York, N.Y.  Marking International Day of Human Space Flight, the United Nations today spotlighted the contribution of space science and technology to sustainable development and underscored the need to push the boundaries of exploration for the benefit of all people. International Space Station (2008). Photo: NASA. “I am confident that the International Day of […]

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Remarks by Obama and Castro Before Meeting

Hopping Down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday

Young Leaders of the Americas Meet Obama in Jamaica

New York Yankees Opening Day 2015: Video & Pics

Pres. Obama Responds to Petition on Gay Conversion Therapy

Ikea’s Newly Designed Refugee Shelters are a Game Changer