Archive for the ‘World News’ Category

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Trayvon Martin & Countless Others: Where Do We Go From Here?

Hands Up Dont Shoot

First of all, our thoughts and prayers go out to the mother, father and family of Michael Brown. There are no words of comfort that can ease the loss of your beloved child. Though we did not know Michael, we are grateful for his life, and certainly his death is not in vain. Our hearts […]

US-Africa Leaders Summit: Investing in the Next Generation

US Africa Summit

Have an interest in emerging markets? You are not alone. In fact, countries across the African continent are in the process of reaping the benefits of emerging market investors. Governments around the globe have also raced to strengthen partnerships. Toward this end, over the next few days, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the […]

Projection: 90,000 Unaccompanied Children will hit the US Border by Year End

Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility

The number is astounding, and begs the question, “why kids?” In a recent interview with the National Journal, Leslie Velez, senior protection officer at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, explains why tens of thousands of children are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—some of the most dangerous places in this hempisphere. On Capitol Hill, […]

200 Kidnapped Children: A Cause for Us All

Bring Back Our Girls

Is #BringBackOurGirls losing momentum? While #BringBackOurGirls began as a way to show support for the girls abducted from their school, their families and the many working behind the scenes to bring them home, it became a way for millions to make their voice heard. As day 48 comes to an end, our girls are still […]

Open World Leadership Center

Open World Leadership Center

Have you heard recent mention of the Open World Leadership Center? The Open World Leadership Center administers the Open World program, a U.S. exchange programs for countries of the post-Soviet era. Begun as a pilot program in 1999 and established as a permanent agency in late 2000, the Center conducts the first and only international […]

International Women’s Day, March 8th


How is your community recognizing the amazing women in your midst? International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, is described on the UN website as a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the […]

The Global Women’s Movement


Are you plugged into the Women’s Movement that is happening around the world? From towns and cities in America, to places around the globe including Nepal and India, women are leading the creation of a better planet for us all. Recently the Kansas Star published an interview featuring Mamie Hughes, an elder who has dedicated […]

A Global Tribute to Mr. Nelson Mandela


Are you among the millions of people all over the world paying tribute to the great Nelson Mandela? People from all over the world paid tribute to Mr. Mandela last week and those tributes continue today. Here are just a few that we found. How did you pay tribute? Send it in and we may […]

Message from Anita Estell: March on Washington, 50th Anniversary Reflection

Congressman John Lewis and Anita Estell

Congress is still on August recess, but activity in Washington, DC picked up this weekend with the March on Washington and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s I Have a Dream speech. Thousands of people from various walks of life participated on Saturday, and events will continue over the […]

Message from Anita Estell: The Children Shall Lead Them

Malala Yousafzai

The Trayvon Martin tragedy has the nation, the pundits and the activists slapping each other around over the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman.  In witnessing the discourse, I recognize something terrible has happened in the United States.  The importance of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution now trumps the First Commandment of the […]

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