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Veterans Day!

We salute our veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they make for our country. We thank you for every thing you do, and happy Veterans Day!   Today the White House announced  that Suzan Harjo –  a writer, curator, and activist who has advocated for improving the lives of Native peoples – has been awarded the Presidential […]

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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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Trending Now: Enrique Morones, Sandra Steingraber, Robert Bullard

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:   Amid the controversy and protests of migrants being sent to Southern California –speaker and activist Enrique Morones and his organization, the Border Angels, are leading the efforts to get basic supplies to those families.   Dr. Sandra Steingraber posits that a New York state Court of Appeals

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Trending Now: Steve Brodner, Bruce Campbell, Enrique Morones

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:   At the Washington Post Steve Brodner proposes six ways to rebrand Washington’s football team to better reflect Washington.   Head over to Colorlines and check out Rinku Sen’s essay on The Civil Rights Act’s 50th anniversary and how workplaces remain segregated.   Human-rights activist

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Trending now: Robert Bullard, Kyle Thiermann, Ntozake Shange

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:   Guernica Magazine talks with Dr. Robert Bullard about the politics of protection and vulnerability.   On June 16, a benefit presentation of Ntozake Shange’s Tony Award-nominated play “For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” was held at  Harlem Hospital Pavilion.   Head

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Trending Now: Lilly Ledbetter, Richard Feldman, and Gary Hirshberg

Want the latest from our speakers who are making headlines? Look no further:   The Toledo Blade chronicles Lilly Ledbetter’s journey to becoming the face of the movement for equal pay for equal work.   Gawker media poses an interesting question: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has done wonders to popularize science, who will do the same for the humanities?   Congratulations to Richard

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