Archive | June, 2012

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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Photo Essay – Light of India Awards 2012

New York, N.Y.  The Second Annual Light of India Awards were held recently at the Taj Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue.  Hundreds of the brightest Indian minds gathered – the crème de la crème from the business, finance, and entertainment communities – for the awards. Padma Lakshmi on stage with MC’s Pooja Batra and Sendhil [...]

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David Lynch Foundation Lauded by Global Stress Initiative

New York, N.Y. Kevin McGovern, founder and chairman of The Water Initiative, partnered recently with the Global Stress Initiative (GSI) to host an evening in his penthouse home in honor of the good works of the David Lynch Foundation to bring stress-reducing meditation to at-risk populations, including inner-city youth and veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [...]

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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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In China: On the World We Want to Build

By Trevor H. Paul. Tianjin, China.   I came to China just over eight months ago to provide an American education experience for Chinese students in Tianjin.  Since then I have had the opportunity to become the director of U-Excel International Academy and to develop a program that assists Chinese students in attending universities and high [...]

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David Lynch Foundation Lauded by Global Stress Initiative

Kevin McGovern, founder and chairman of The Water Initiative, partnered recently with the Global Stress Initiative (GSI) to host an evening in his penthouse home in honor of the good works of the David Lynch Foundation to bring stress-reducing meditation to at-risk populations, including inner-city youth and veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Bob Roth, executive director of [...]

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Riveting Speech on Prison Reform from Experience

New York, N.Y.  I was fortunate to be invited to The Osborne Association’s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast recently where I heard attorney Elizabeth Gaynes present the following speech.  Liz is the executive director of the Osborne Association, an 80-year-old nonprofit that has pioneered programs that empower individuals with current or previous involvement in [...]

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On Park Avenue, Son & Mother’s Talk on Prison

New York, N.Y. I recently had the opportunity to attend The Osborne Association’s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast where I heard an array of speakers, both polished and grassroots, speak on the need for prison reform here in New York and across these United States. “Osborne,” as it is known by insiders, is an [...]

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Ban: Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Must Inspire Nuke-Free Future

Helping the Voiceless Victims of Animal Hoarding

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