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Facing the unknown

This week’s post starts by quoting something the great Tom Hanks who once said:   “A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.”   All of us have “unknowns” in our lives that can be particularly frightening or uncomfortable to face- the new job/school, moving into a new neighborhood, raising a child for

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Let your creativity take over

    Today, our very own Neil deGrasse Tyson and Daisy Hernandez remind us the beauty of creativity. While Dr. Tyson accepted the Most Innovative People Award from the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship yesterday, Ms. Hernandez’s book and life story were described with flying colors by the Latin Post last Wednesday.   The event Dr. Tyson attended

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Getting people to listen!

Jodi Solomon Speakers has been a strong supporter for the People’s Climate March which happened this past Sunday. So what is the next step?  Raising awareness is dependent on getting everyone to listen (governments, companies, and fellow citizens).     The throngs that marched in support of actions to prevent negative climate change got people

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“We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children.” -Dennis Hall

  We don’t need to convince you that the weather in Boston has been gorgeous these past few days. But year after year, days like this are becoming more and more scarce as our seasons become increasingly more extreme. While many of our fellow citizens have taken serious steps to try to prevent our situation from

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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

What does the anti-fracking and the climate movements have to do with one another? EcoWatch posted a speech by Sandra Steingraber, who has been campaigning for anti-fracking, explaining the correlation between the two.   Host of  “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, was featured on a  “StarTalk”  broadcast with the creator of  “Cosmos,” Ann Druyan. Get a peek into what it’s

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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Project Censored, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Congratulations to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for winning four Emmy awards.     Compliments to the Director of  Project Censored, Mickey Huff, and President, Peter Phillips, for recently receiving  a Pillar Award for Persons of Conscience in New Media and Journalism from the National Whistleblower Summit in Washington, D.C. Follow their Facebook page for more exciting

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Trending Now: Spencer Overton, Michael Tubbs, Jeffrey Simon

Ready for some spectacular news?! Political aficionado, Spencer Overton, has recently been appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans.   A round of applause to the devote community organizer of Stockton, California and muse of documentary True Son, Michael Tubbs, who has been accepted into Stanford’s Design School Fellowship. Check out the talk he had with Google about the documentary

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Trending Now: Dr. Steven Strogatz, Dr. Robert Bullard, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:   Outstanding math scholar, Dr. Steven Strogatz, will be showing us how to stimulate our minds and desires with mathematics at the Santa Fe Institute tomorrow. Be prepared at 7:30 PM to learn everything there is to know about numbers! Cornell professor also delves into how “one new thing

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Weekly Round Up: Guns, Geeks, and Galaxies

First blog of 2014!  We’d like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and powerful new year.  Also a warm one—watch out for the polar vortex!   Latin Heat loved Diana Yanez in the Latina Christmas Special, which left audiences “dreaming of a Brown Christmas.”  After Ellen talks to Yanez about family and where she finds her funny, and she enlightens audiences and

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Weekly Round Up: 2013 in Voting Rights, Science Reads, and Wine

Last blog of 2013!   With a little help from Steven Strogatz at the New York Times, Annalee Newitz at io9 puzzles through the mystery and consistency of Zipf’s law, formulated by a linguist in 1949, which accurately predicts rank and frequency, power and size relations in everything from languages to cities to bodies.  She

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Weekly Round Up: Black Geniuses and the Feminist Police

Rinku Sen observes the passing of Nelson Mandela, the distortion of his legacy, and the lessons for racial justice activists.  If you’d prefer good news, Rinku Sen comes through for you again in this video which compiles 10 wins for racial justice in 2013.   Crosscut talks to Dr. Charles Johnson and his daughter Elisheba Johnson about their collaboration on Emery Jones:

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Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna Leads the Opposite of her 90s Media Blackout

You might never guess it’s the same public who led a feminist media blackout in the 90s, refusing to speak to news outlets out of a well-earned distrust, because Kathleen Hanna is everywhere!  Despite their having published a condescending piece on her in 1992, Hanna has a friendly interview with USA Today where she talks about the filming of the Punk

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Weekly Round Up! Celebrating Heritage from Cambodia to the Americas

We wish everyone a peaceful and safe holiday this week!  Here’s what we’ve got from this past week:   Via Indian Country, reading Charles C. Mann’s 1491 tops the American Indian College Fund’s recommended list of ways to observe Native American Heritage Month in November.   Kyle Thiermann’s least-planned youtube video, on the trash epidemic

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