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CASSIUS CLAY and PELE's KIDNEY STONES
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CASSIUS CLAY and PELE’s KIDNEY STONES

I was reading a couple of articles in the trusty daily mirror and who should i find and see 2 hero’s from the 1960’s and 70’s so if you’d care to sit comfortably then i shall tell you these 2 tales … On the boxing and film level ” the greatest cassius clay ” was […]

Spiritual Leader Dr. Rizi Timane Makes Plea for Human Rights Following Nigeria's Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act
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Spiritual Leader Dr. Rizi Timane Makes Plea for Human Rights Following Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

Dr. Rizi Timane, minister, social worker, and outspoken advocate for the LGBT community, has issued the following statement on Nigeria’s criminalization of gay marriages and civil unions: I grew up in Nigeria. In Lagos, to be exact. And I have known since I was eight years old that I am transgender. I was born as […]

AJC: German Government's Shameful Delay on Pensions for Nazi Ghetto Survivors
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AJC: German Government’s Shameful Delay on Pensions for Nazi Ghetto Survivors

BERLIN, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) Berlin Office has conveyed its deep disappointment directly to government coalition parties in the German parliament for their rejection of a draft resolution that would have allowed World War II ghetto survivors to receive pensions as of the year 1997. “The chances of finding […]

Oscar-nominated actor joins growing chorus in support of the Arms Trade Treaty
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Oscar-nominated actor joins growing chorus in support of the Arms Trade Treaty

Djimon Hounsou joins other celebrities, Nobel Laureates, retired generals, and faith leaders to urge President Obama to endorse critical treaty WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the United Nations gears up for a final round of negotiations on the international Arms Trade Treaty, Oscar-nominated actor and Oxfam America Ambassador Djimon Hounsou joins a number […]

Africa: We're Ready for an African Pope
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Africa: We’re Ready for an African Pope

LONDON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — **Exclusive survey by CNN and mobile phone crowd-sourcing company Jana reveals more than 80% of Africans believe their continent is ready for an African pope** More than 80 percent of Africans believe the continent is ready for an African pope, but only 61% think the world is ready, according […]

Charlie Chaplin's message we should hear again in 2013
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Charlie Chaplin’s message we should hear again in 2013

“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible- jewish, Gentile, black men, white… We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others’ happiness, […]

Obama and Boehner Budget Proposals Both Fail to Explicitly Protect Poor People
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Obama and Boehner Budget Proposals Both Fail to Explicitly Protect Poor People

Bread for the World commends the Obama deficit reduction proposal for apparently avoiding cuts to programs for hungry and poor people, but criticizes both the Obama and Boehner proposals for failing to include the principle that deficit reduction should not increase poverty. “President Obama’s proposal appears to protect poor people, while Speaker Boehner’s would cause […]

Azerbaijan's Religious Tolerance Isan Interfaith Model Says UK Parliamentary Conference
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Azerbaijan’s Religious Tolerance Isan Interfaith Model Says UK Parliamentary Conference

A conference at Britain’s Parliament agreed that Azerbaijan is ready to use its historical position as a tolerant and multi-faith nation to promote religious tolerance throughout central Asia and beyond. The conference at Portcullis House in Westminster was hosted by Lord Fraser, who spoke of Azerbaijan’s largely unheralded record of religious tolerance within its borders. […]

Adam Clayton Powell famous 1955 speech to Congress about Civil Rights
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Adam Clayton Powell famous 1955 speech to Congress about Civil Rights

Not to be forgotten On February 2, 1955, New York Representative Adam Clayton Powell, then one of only three African Americans in the U.S. Congress, rose to argue that his colleagues should support two pending civil rights bills then before the House of Representatives. His speech appears below: Mr. Speaker, the United States Congress is […]

World's Largest Native American Cultural Event Showcases Artistic, Dance, Musical and Culinary Experiences
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World’s Largest Native American Cultural Event Showcases Artistic, Dance, Musical and Culinary Experiences

29th Annual Gathering of Nations to Take Place in Albuquerque between April 26 and 28 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will take place in Albuquerque, N.M. between April 26 and 28, 2012. The 29th Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native […]