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#Giraffe as a #DiplomatArtist & Metaphor for Hope in the Middle East

“Giraffada”, whose production title  is a cross between “giraffe” and “intifada” was produced by Pyramide Films and directed by Rani Massalha. The award-winning production  was screened at the United Nations…

Yemen’s Dangerous New Invader

Conflict and hunger are current pestilence in today’s Yemen. Now, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) has discovered Desert Locust infestations likely resulting from heavy rains last November…

Don’t Just #BringBackOurGirls – Embrace Them!

Boko Haram has destroyed lives and dreams and has moved beyond the realm of extremes and hostilities to utilizing children as tools of war in suicide attacks to further its…

World’s Biggest Losers – #Refugees or Europe?!

Border violence erupted yesterday at Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic) and Greece, near Eidomeni. UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Spokesperson, Adrian Edwards, expressed grave concern.  According to today’s reports on…

“Stay Super” – Beat #Diabetes

Diabetes, left untreated, is a killer; and it is on the rise, alarmingly so. According to the World Health Organization: “In 1980, 108 million adults were living with diabetes. By…

Despair but Some Hope for Animals Among the Ruins

War exacts a devastating toll for all living creatures — civilians, families, and  children — but also the animals. Be it the deserted family pet or the feral dog, cat,…

Patty Duke, 1960’s Teenage Role Model

Nostalgia reigns in many households today as we remember Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe Winner Anna Patty Duke Pearce, more commonly known simply as “Patty Duke.”  Surrounded by family, Ms….

Empowering Young #Women & Advancing #GenderParity

Birth and gender should not determine a woman’s level of advancement, education,   and family and societal worth. Leading the efforts to empower a woman’s right to safe childbirth, right to…

Mauritania #Hungers for Food Assistance

Food insecurity and the resulting suffering is a fact of life for 450,000 people in Mauritania. The World Food Program warns that funding deficiencies affect the most vulnerable families.  In…

#Japan & World Remembers 11, March 2011

It’s hard to fathom that five years have gone by since life changed so abruptly for the 20,000 people killed in eastern Japan when an earthquake and tsunami slammed its…