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Giving Thanks To Sarah Hale For Crusading To Make Thanksgiving Day A National Holiday

November 22, 2016 by

"Let us consecrate the day to benevolence of action, by sending good gifts to the poor, and doing those deeds of charity that will, for one day, make every American home the place of plenty and of rejoicing." Sarah Hale (1788 - 1879), a dedicated advocate for women’s education and economic independence (though she strangely ... [Read More]

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Remembering “Miss Sharon Jones” Who Shared Her Inspiring Life In Powerful Documentary

November 21, 2016 by

Last week we heard the sad news that brilliant soul and funk singer Sharon Jones, of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, passed away at the age of 61 after battling pancreatic cancer. Success didn’t come easy for the singer. In the 90’s she had pretty much given up trying to build a music career after being told ... [Read More]

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Listen: Free to Be… You and Me Song (1972)

November 19, 2016 by

44 years after its release, this song feels more relevant and more important than ever right now. Play it for yourself. Play it for your kids. Play it for anyone you know, young and old. Then celebrate everything it stands for. Free to Be... You and Me  by The New Seekers from Marlo Thomas and Friends - Free To Be... You And Me album (1972) There's a land that I see where the ... [Read More]

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“Hip-Hop And Hijabs” Amirah Sackett Uses Dance To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslim Women

November 18, 2016 by

Click image to play video Amirah Sackett is a dancer, choreographer, curator, and teacher based out of Chicago, IL. In 2011 she developed We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic, a hip-hop performance that includes educational lectures and workshops that educate the public and create a dialogue between ... [Read More]

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Set To Make History Again Aboard International Space Station

November 18, 2016 by

Yesterday at 3:20 p.m. EST NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Ph.D., along with her Expedition 50/51 crewmates, Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, 45, and French European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, 38, blasted off into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a 2-day ... [Read More]

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Gelatine Giant: In 1908 Rose Knox Became The Boss And Revolutionized A Company

November 18, 2016 by

Born today on November 18th in 1857, Rose Knox is considered one of America's leading businesswomen. She co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized the company following her husband's death in 1908. This is her inspiring story. After marrying in 1883, Rose and Charles Knox settled in Newark, New Jersey where he became ... [Read More]

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“I’m Still Here”… At Age 52 Kim Ovard Shares What It’s Like To Live With Dementia

November 17, 2016 by

Kim Ovard, 52, is a former animal control officer who currently runs a highly successful animal rescue, is a comic book writer who is a frequent guest, along with her famous bull terrier named Tugg, at comic cons across the country, helps children by producing and presenting anti-bullying and self esteem programs in schools, ... [Read More]

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New Trailer For ‘Hidden Figures’ – True Story Of 3 NASA Women Behind Historic Space Launch

November 16, 2016 by

20th Century Fox has just released a new trailer for the highly anticipated film 'Hidden Figures', the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) - brilliant African-American women ... [Read More]

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