Fareed’s Take: America’s inherent advantages

Despite negative public perception, the U.S. is posed to stay on top due to natural advantages like waterways. But what about gridlock in D.C.? Check out this clip by Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s Global Public Square TV program.

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AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS

AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA is a new PBS documentary series — running now until the end of November. It is the first to focus on the dramatic demographic shifts currently taking place in this country. As we explore underreported stories from every corner of the nation, we reveal the human face of the biggest population change in U.S. history. The new American mainstream—the growing number of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, mixed race, immigrants, women, youth, and LGBT—is […]

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Hip-Hop Artist- Seneca Da Product—shares moving tribute song “”TEDDY BEARS’ R.I.P MIKE BROWN” in honor of his friend, Michael Brown

Hip-hop artist Seneca Da Product, who hails from the now-notorious city of Ferguson, MO and was a buddy of the late Michael Brown Jr., who loved music, is deeply saddened by what’s taking place in his hometown and has channeled his grieving into a musical expression. They say that “music has charms that soothe the savage beast,” and it’s Seneca’s hope that his song, “Teddy Bears,” will help soothe some of Ferguson’s pain and unrest following the murder by a […]

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Ubuntu at NYC’s Carnegie Hall-Oct/Nov 2014

Carnegie Hall salutes this vibrant nation with a festival called UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa. Roughly translating to mean “I am because you are,” ubuntu is a philosophy from Southern Africa that emphasizes the importance of community, influencing recent moves of reconciliation and inclusion in South Africa that were fostered by the late Nelson Mandela. Dedicated to Mandela’s legacy, Carnegie Hall’s UBUNTU festival celebrates the many threads that make up South Africa’s vibrant musical culture. http://www.carnegiehall.org/SouthAfrica

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