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Deputy U.N. Chief Says 2015  ‘Critical Year’ for World’s Indigenous

New York, N.Y.  With the deadline of a post-2015 development agenda looming on the horizon, 2015 is set to be an important year for the security and prosperity of the world’s indigenous peoples, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson affirmed today in remarks delivered to the opening of the fourteenth session of the Organization’s Permanent […]

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The Battle for Civil Rights Continues in America

I grew up in China where racism has never been a social issue due to the lack of racial diversity, so learning what really happened here in America is not just eye opening; it changes how I see this country in a lot of ways.

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Nine Yalies win Soros Fellowships for New Americans

New Haven, CT.  Nine past, current, and soon-to-be students at Yale are among the 30 winners of 2015 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Harkness Tower Canopy Highsmith by Carol M. Highsmith. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. The fellows, selected from a pool of 1,200 applicants, will receive tuition and stipend […]

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U.N. Chief Urges Climate Action at Earth Day Concert

Washington, D.C. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared 2015 a year for global action on climate, gender and development issues, warning revellers attending the 2015 edition of the Global Citizen Earth Day concert that there is “no Plan B because there is no Planet B.” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets the crowd at the   […]

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Obama: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Washington, D.C.  In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. The effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored – 2014 was the planet’s warmest year recorded, and 14 of the 15 hottest years on […]

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Earth Day Concert and Rally in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. An Earth Day rally and concert are being held on Washington’s National Mall Saturday. Headliners at Saturday’s festivities — hosted by and Soledad O’Brien — include Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Usher, Train, and My Morning Jacket. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, actor Don […]

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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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Dozens Arrested in Coast-to-Coast Protests Against Police Violence

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

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

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

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

Human Space Flight Day: Advancing Boundaries of Exploration