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Rising Xenophobia Hurts All Americans

Posted February 28th, 2017 at 4:59 pm (UTC-4)
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By Barbara Slavin Among many disturbing crimes in recent weeks, the shooting death of an Indian émigré engineer near Kansas City on February 22 stands out as a warning about rising xenophobia in the United States Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, Kansas, who has been charged with the murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, apparently took him […]

International Women’s Day

Posted March 8th, 2016 at 3:09 pm (UTC-4)
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With roots in the United States more than 100 years ago, International Women’s Day is is being celebrated around the world by acknowledging the many remarkable achievements by women and recognizing the all too many challenges still ahead. While slightly fewer in numbers population-wise, women face greater inequities in many walks of life. The 2016 theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,” taking steps toward achieving gender parity by the year 2030. To that end, hashtags such as #PledgeForParity, #OneDayIWill, #SheInspiresMe and #LetGirlsLearn are trending on social media. And the stories from women, prominent and anonymous, are inspiring the next generation to achieve the equality goal