Category Archives: Global Citizen

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Hats Off to Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia & Kazakhstan!

History was again made in the UN General Assembly this week when four new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council – Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia, and Kazakhstan were selected for…

06-16-2016Yazidis

#Yazidis – Victims of #Genocide, Slavery, & Sexual Slavery

Yazidids  may be an ancient people, but they are modern-day victims of genocide and ISIL targets for hatred, slavery, and sexual slavery.  They are an Iraqi ethnic minority, primarily Kurds,…

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One Human Family- No Matter What Color or Lack Thereof

Albinism, in humans “is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a…

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Muhammad #Ali’s Humility, My Greatest Lesson

He was so different that we might have expected him to go to the grave screaming of his greatness. However, we all saw a piece of ourselves in him, and…

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon along with President of Turkey at Closing Ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit.

Lofty Goals at World Humanitarian Summit, BUT Show Me the Money!

The first World Humanitarian Summit, which closed on May 24, 2016 in Istanbul, assembled 173 Member States, 55 Heads of State and Governments, some 350 private sector representatives, and over…

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#Fight or Flight: One Man’s Choice When Faced With Death

Millions of Refugees Seek A Normal Life Away From War

With the ongoing war on ISIS in the Middle East forcing its citizens to leave the area in droves, the western world has been charged with the responsibility of playing…

04-12-2016Chibok

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…

04-11-2016GreeceIdomeni

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…

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Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege

Sarajevo could have been liberated, rescued early into the siege; however too many EU and US political leaders either were acquiescent or resigned to what they viewed as the inevitable…

04-06-2016HealthDay

“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…