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Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society

New York, N.Y. Gina Pollara, architect, author, and urban designer, has been appointed President of The Municipal Art Society (MAS), effective immediately, it was announced today by Frederick Iseman, Chairman of the MAS Board of Directors. “We are deeply pleased to name Gina Pollara our next President after a long and thorough hunt for a suitable […]

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I Married a Munster: Review of ‘My Life with Grandpa Al Lewis’

New York, N.Y.  Al Lewis was one of the most recognized entertainers of all time. He was best known for his character Grampa Munster. Al was the comic genius behind “The Munsters” which aired 72 episodes from 1964-1966. Previous to that, he played Officer Leo Schaunser in “Car 54 Where Are You?” over 44 episodes between 1961-1963. How […]

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Gender-Bender British Rock Icon David Bowie Dies at 69

British rock music legend David Bowie has died. On Friday, the iconic musician turned 69 and released Blackstar, his 25th album. Inventive to the end, Bowie mixed rock and jazz on the album, which critics hailed as his best work in years. David Bowie performing in Chicago 2002. Photo: Adam Bielawski/Wikipedia. His Facebook and Twitter accounts say he […]

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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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Dwayne Spencer Heads Habitat for Humanity in Memphis

Memphis, TN. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ President and C.E.O. Dwayne Spencer has worked in nonprofit management for 22 years and has led Memphis Habitat for 14 years. He has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change while maintaining and improving organizational practices, polices and strategies, which have effectively contributed […]

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Habitat for Humanity International Appoints Tjada D’Oyen McKenna

Atlanta, GA. Habitat for Humanity International is pleased to welcome Tjada D’Oyen McKenna as the global housing ministry’s chief operating officer. McKenna will begin her new role with the organization Nov. 2. Tjada D’Oyen McKenna joins Habitat for Humanity International as C.O.O. McKenna was most recently the deputy coordinator of development for Feed the Future, […]

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He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

Washington, D.C. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others. […]

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Jeffrey Sachs: Hillary is the Candidate of the War Machine

U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

New Stamps Promoting LGBT Equality Worldwide Unveiled at U.N.

Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society