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Charity Contributes to Dialogue, Solidarity & Understanding

New York, N.Y.  Poverty persists in all countries of the world, ‎regardless of their economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing countries.  Yet, charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding ‎among people.‎ In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations, [...]

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“Beyond Vietnam” – When King Spoke Truth Beyond Civil Rights

New York, N.Y.  Four years after American involvement in Vietnam began, King boldly issued his first statement against the war by calling for a negotiated peace settlement. His condemnation of the War garnered criticism from the government and some SCLC colleagues. Following advice to focus on civil rights instead, King decided to approach the issue [...]

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Bringing Food for the Soul: God’s Love We Deliver

New York, N.Y.  Growing up, my family had traditions centered around the holidays. I remember delivering frozen turkeys at Thanksgiving with my local Rotary club. Last Thanksgiving my family was given the opportunity to do something quintessentially New York: we delivered delicious Thanksgiving meals to homebound New Yorkers. I have always tried to instill a [...]

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Friends of DeCosta Headley to Honor Humanitarians at Annual Dinner

New York, N.Y.  Many philanthropists toil and make personal sacrifices—with pleasure—because of their commitment to improving the lives of others.  Few realize the challenges and obstacles that some of us encounter in raising funds to support worthy causes.  So, it’s always a great feeling when someone acknowledges these efforts. I experienced such a moment a [...]

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We Are Family Foundation Gala to Honor Adam Lambert

New York, N.Y. After an introduction by Touré, WAFF Founder & Chairman, legendary songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers took the stage to welcome the evening’s guests. WAFF President Nancy Hunt spoke next, thanking guests for their support and emphasizing the significance of investing in the world’s youth through WAFF’s mission and existing programs such as [...]

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Charlie Rangel Honored at Uni Haiti Gala for his Efforts to Rebuild Haiti

New York, N.Y.  Congressman Charles B. Rangel was honored by The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation with its Humanitarian Award for his decades of work to encourage development in Haiti.  Among his many contributions, Rangel created the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act of 2010, which provides additional trade preferences to Haitian textile and apparel [...]

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The J. Luce Foundation Labor@tory – Executive Summary

History.  The Labor@tory of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation Inc., in cooperation with Stonehenge Reality Sharing & Caring Program, was launched in NYC in September 2012.  Two dozen organizations previously ‘spotlit’ by the Foundation’s Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness were chosen to participate.  These vetted NGOs, representing a wide range of efforts to better [...]

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David Lynch Foundation Hosts Gala for Soldiers at Fort Hamilton

New York, N.Y.  Recently I had the privilege of attending an open-air gala at historic Fort Hamilton Army Garrison underneath the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn for the David Lynch Foundation‘s Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW) and the film Code 9: Officer Needs Assistance. Then, I heard first lady Michelle Obama mention Operation Warrior Wellness in her [...]

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Recession Impoverished Millions of Children in Rich Countries

Mass Surveillance Puts Online Privacy at Risk: U.N.

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola, at Bellevue Hospital

U.N. Day: Celebrating Continuing Commitment for Better World

Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

Hope: Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone