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    9/11 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PEOPLE

    On Sept. 11, 2001, I was in New York filming the television show “Ed.” We got the news on the Spanish language TV station because all of the other stations had been knocked out by the planes that attacked the World Trade Center.

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    Finding Common Humanity

    Shalom, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Salaam, President Mahmoud Abbas. Mr. Abbas, we have never met. Mr. Netanyahu, we met, just once, years ago in the Fox News sky box at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. I am sure you don’t remember. You were not yet prime minister. You...

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    Charles Rangel

    On a sadder note, Charles Rangel, the Congressman from Harlem New York has been charged with ethics violations by the House.  He has decided to stand up and fight instead of making a deal and going quietly.  He had already resigned as Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. ...

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    SHIRLEY SHERROD IS NOT A RACIST

    from Sunday CDT 8/8/10 True story behind Shirley Sherrod overshadows manipulation of facts Charles Dumas August 8, 2010 12:20am EDT Shirley Sherrod is not a racist. She is a courageous champion of equal rights and dignity for all people. She has had to overcome major obstacles in her personal struggle...

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    STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

    A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is one of the great American plays. It and its author Tennessee Williams have probably been written about more than any other dramatic undertaking except UNCLE TOM’S CABIN. Different people have different ideas about the play. Most have favorite lines, Stanley screaming...

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    ATEQNOHKEW PEMOHNEAW

        A couple of years ago Stan, an elder of the Menominee People in Wisconsin asked his friend Richie Plass if he knew the origin of his Menominee name, Powekonnay. “Yes”, Richie replied, “ it means one who changes his feathers.”

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    A WALK THAT TELLS A SACRED STORY

      Richie Plass is planning a commemorative and sacred walk beginning on June 2, 2010 in Wiscosin. He estimates that it will be completed a week later.   This is Richie Plass and his group with The Governor of Wiscosin   WHY ?     Let Richie tell us.     1. ...

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    FIRST ANNUAL HARVEY MILK WALK AND RALLY

    The LGBT community and the Justice League held the first Harvey Milk Walk and Rally on the birthday of the activist San Francisco City councilman who was assassinated by a homophobic bigot. Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the country. The Rally began with a reading of a proclamation...

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    Dumas Named Full Professor

    CHARLES DUMAS NAMED FULL PROFESSOR AT PENN STATE   Charles Dumas was named a full professor by Penn State University. Dumas joined PSU’s School of Theatre as a visiting lecturer in 1995 and was appointed to the tenure track in 1996. He originated several classes at the School including...

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    FIRST FRANCES FOSTER AWARDED TO GILBERT BAILEY

                  Sometimes we complain about the lack of progress toward diversity in our community. But, sometimes we get a chance to celebrate victories. Gilbert Bailey is the recipient of the first Frances Foster Award for Excellence in...

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