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51% of U.S. Kids Live in Poverty. Here’s One Real Solution

The U.S. economy is improving, but more public school children than ever are living in poverty. How can we help all of our children succeed? In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Michael A. …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unfinished Dream

At the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work had expanded beyond desegregation and new voting rights for black citizens to what he called "a new phase" of the civil rights movement: eco…

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A Heartbreaking Conversation With a Housemaid

She began working for me as a kitchen maid five days ago. "What is your name," I asked her. "I have two," she said. "One is the name my parents gave me, the other is what my in-laws gave me. Which one…

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21 Crazy Facts About Food Waste In America

The world learned some devastating truths about itself this past week. Not only did we learn that 9 out of 10 of us throw away food long before it's spoiled, we also found out that all that rotting fo…

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Sweet Potatoes are a Superfood for Africans

Itís not news that malnutrition is a major issue throughout the world, with children being the most innocent victims of this international crisis. While thereís not a perfect solution, yet, itís enc…

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Can One Live on Food Stamps Alone?

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which was a bit more recognizable in its former incarnation Ė food stamps, provides some food security and assistance to over 46 million people …

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A Gift for Women Worldwide from Heifer International

"I'm giving my mom the perfect gift for Mother's Day: HOPE." ~Eleanor Lambert, speaking of her mother, Diane Lane Join actress Diane Lane's daughter, Eleanor Lampert, in giving the gift that will ke…

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A Recipe For Disease: Food Deserts and Air Pollution

On my way to a party recently, I decided at the last minute to pick up a bottle of wine and some fruit to contribute to the festivities. I was already near my destination and began to drive around loo…

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Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

Can yoga and meditation help a teenager struggling with the death of a parent or violence in his community? Juquille Johnston was six years old when his father was shot and killed in the streets of …

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Think You Can’t Afford It?

I can't afford it... These words are quite complex and they've been popping up† a great deal lately - both for the women I work with and in my own head. I've noticed that we are quick to claim "I …

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