Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reflecting on Sandy

When I woke up one year ago today, on Oct. 30, 2012, I was shocked at what I saw. Hurricane Sandy had ravaged my home area [the Jersey Shore] the night before, causing us to live without power throughout the … Continue reading

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Child marriage

  Watch this video. Although simplistic in nature, the video’s message is deep. It talks about the need to stop child marriage, and how it is tied to many other social issues, such as poverty, education and health. According to … Continue reading

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Come see the African Children’s Choir on Nov. 23

              “Music is the universal language of mankind.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Become part of the movement. Join us and see how one group of children use song to inspire change and end the poverty cycle. The African Children’s … Continue reading

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New Jersey Supreme Court: Same-sex marriages can begin Monday New Jersey Supreme Court: green lights gay marriage starting Monday

I am so proud of my state. Today, the NJ Supreme Court gave the go ahead for same-sex marriages to take place in the state beginning Monday— a stepping-stone in the right direction for the country as a whole. The … Continue reading

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Shedding light on sex trafficking in the U.S.

Many people believe sex trafficking is only an epidemic abroad— but they are wrong. Sex trafficking is a global issue, one that affects the United States just as much as it does countries abroad. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof … Continue reading

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No 4-year-old should have a bucket list

courtesy of: Water is Life About 783 million people live without access to clean water— which is just less than three times the population of the United States. More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related … Continue reading

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Government shutdown impact: Mail, air travel, prisons – Associated Press – POLITICO.com

Last night, Congress caused the nation into a partial government shutdown after they failed to come to budget  agreement over President Obama’s health care law. The impact: 800,000 government employees to be furloughed and more than one million others will … Continue reading

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