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Remembering World Leader Nelson Mandela, Father of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa.  The world remembers thought leader and hero Nelson Mandela who was born on July 18, 1918 and who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.  He has passed this day. A South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, he was the first black South African to hold the office, and [...]

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Luce Leaders Such as Chris Rim Continue Advocating in College

New York, N.Y.  Almost a year has passed since last time Christopher Rim, the founder and president of anti-bullying awareness association It Ends Today, accepted his Luce Leadership 2013 Award showed at the Year-End Champagne Reception of the J. Luce Foundation, along with the other recipient Isaac Kassin, a young global philanthropist.     Chris Rim [...]

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Remembering My Friend and Mentor, Social Activist Betty Millard

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New York, N.Y.  Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a hostile witness during the McCarthy witch-hunt of the 1950′s, was memorialized last week in her home in Greenwich Village, New York City. Friends and family from as far away as Manila [...]

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RIP Helen Thomas, White House Wiz Done in by Politics

Washington, D.C.  Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who covered American presidents for nearly 50 years, has died at the age of 92.  Friends and colleagues say she died early Saturday at her home in Washington. Thomas was a pioneer for women in journalism at a time when men dominated the profession. She covered every [...]

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Luce Leader Accepted to Ivy League College on Scholarship

New Haven, CT.  Christopher Rim recalls that it was exactly 4:56 in the afternoon when he got into his mother’s car and sat down nervously. He was ready to begin opening mail from several colleges he applied to—beginning with the school he thought least likely to accept him. “The first one I opened was from [...]

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Luce Leader: Anti-Bullying Hero Hopes for Harvard

New York, N.Y.  I met Christopher Rim, the founder and president of an anti-bullying awareness organization called It Ends Today, about a year before Lady Gaga did. Enormously impressed that a high school student could be so savvy about organizing and branding — components necessary to create change no matter how well-intentioned you are — [...]

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Saul E. Ashkenazi: Man of Wisdom, Generosity & Accomplishment

If a person puts their mind to something there’s nothing they can’t achieve. – Saul E. Ashkenazi Brooklyn, N.Y.  My grandfather was my superhero, my protector, and my teacher. As my role model, my Grandpa Saul inspired my business work ethic and philanthropic character. For as long as I can remember, Saul E. Ashkenazi A’’H [...]

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Ambassador: From the Killing Fields to the White House

New York, N.Y.  I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004 when I was invited to hear him speak at the imposing Women’s Republican National Club, just north of Rockefeller Center. What a speech!  He spoke on surviving Pol Pot’s Killing Fields in Cambodia, then making his way to America where he earned a degree [...]

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No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

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Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

Peter Yarrow: My Last Visit With Pete Seeger

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