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  • Oprah, Spielberg — “The Hundred Foot Journey”

    Oprah, Spielberg — “The Hundred Foot Journey”

    In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a […]

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  • New play, “Freedom Summer” to open in Washington D.C., July 19

    New play, “Freedom Summer” to open in Washington D.C., July 19

    Freedom Summer is a new mass meeting event based on the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project when nearly 1,000 college students went to Mississippi to help African Americans to secure their voting rights.  This new play explores the tensions within the project and the challenges faced by the staff and volunteers as they adjust to life in Mississippi during the long, hot summer of 1964 when lives were changed, a state was transformed, churches were burned and three civil rights workers […]

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  • Documentary: Finding Samuel Lowe- From Harlem to China

    Documentary: Finding Samuel Lowe- From Harlem to China

    Three successful black siblings from Harlem discover their heritage by searching for clues about their long-lost Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. Retired NBC Universal executive Paula Williams Madison and her brothers, Elrick and Howard Williams, were raised in Harlem by their Chinese Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe. Nell encouraged them to realize the rags-to-riches American dream, resulting in their growth from welfare recipients to wealthy entrepreneurs. In order to fulfill a promise to their mother to connect to her estranged father’s […]

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  • Fareed Zakaria on education and skills in U.S.

    Fareed Zakaria on education and skills in U.S.

    The single biggest force behind falling American rankings on education and skills is not that the United States is doing things much worse, but that other countries have caught up and are doing better. The American system of secondary education and adult training is clearly inadequate in the new global environment.And things show no signs of improving.

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  • LDF Kicks Off Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Celebration with Public Service Announcement Declaring, “Together We Can End Inequality”

    LDF Kicks Off Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Celebration with Public Service Announcement Declaring, “Together We Can End Inequality”

    In a public service announcement invoking the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that ended “separate but equal” in classrooms, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund today called on all Americans to join together to end inequality. “Brown v. Board of Education was much more than a legal decision. This landmark case marked the beginning of the end of legal segregation in all aspects of American life,” said Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President […]

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  • How U.S.  is lagging on quality of life

    How U.S. is lagging on quality of life

    Fareed speaks with Michael Porter, a professor at the Harvard Business School, about a groundbreaking new Social Progress Index – and how the United States is lagging on many indicators. Social Progress Index launched to enable better understanding of worldwide progress and growth. Economic growth does not always result in social progress, according to a major new global index published today by US-based nonprofit the Social Progress Imperative, and  released at the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The Social Progress […]

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  • Actress Terri J. Vaughn on Season Premiere of CocoaFab’s Decorating Web Series “The Organized Home”; Series Sponsored By The Home Depot

    Actress Terri J. Vaughn on Season Premiere of CocoaFab’s Decorating Web Series “The Organized Home”; Series Sponsored By The Home Depot

    Organized Home host Denise Gordon helps actress Terri J. Vaughn plan a spring garden party for her girlfriends. Taking an outdoor space from drab to fab, Denise creates a lavish setting for Terri to share a very special announcement with her closest friends.    ”The Organized Home” hosted by Denise Gordon. The 4-episode webseries, featuring outdoor entertaining tips and DIY Spring gardening projects, is sponsored by The Home Depot.   In episode one, host Denise Gordon helps actress Terri J. Vaughn […]

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  • Are women set for a ‘third revolution’?

    Are women set for a ‘third revolution’?

    Fareed speaks with Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the Huffington Post media group and author of Thrive, about the role of women in the workplace. Watch the video for the full panel discussion on the issue.

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  • Black, Disabled, Gay Christian man in the South moves beyond his labels

    Black, Disabled, Gay Christian man in the South moves beyond his labels

    Author Christopher D. Coleman has written a truly inspiring memoir that highlights the strength of the human spirit Black, Disabled, Gay Christian man refuses to live a life defined by a label, confined by society and denied by the church. Obstacles and challenges are commonplace in life and one can either face it with courage and faith or curl up into a little ball of fear and despair. One such example is the life of author Christopher D. Coleman who […]

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