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 […]
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines: We start by recognizing the efforts of longtime Native American activist and speaker, Suzan Harjo, who was the driving force behind the cases that led the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office to cancel the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins. Congratulations to Dr.
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
Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines: A BIG congratulations to Wade Davis on being one of the 2014 inductees into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. Spencer Overton writes for the Huffington Post how the “White House Provides Leadership on Challenges Confronting Males of Color”.
Here’s the latest from some of our speakers who are making headlines: Greenpeace USA has announced new leadership, tapping filmmaker, author, environmental activist and speaker Annie Leonard to serve as its next executive director. Wade Davis, executive director of the You Can Play Project, speaks with PEOPLE Magazine as part of their exclusive
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
Here’s what our speakers are up to this week: Women’s rights leader and speaker Lilly Ledbetter joins President Barack Obama as he plans to sign two executive orders today to mark Equal Pay Day. Check out a great spoof of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on Saturday Night Live (jump to 3:05). Ian Cheney’s latest
Entertainment Weekly selects Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey as one of their must see TV debuts of the season! Why are they so excited? “Tyson is as entertaining as he is brainy and jaw dropping visuals make you forget that you are actually learning while you are watching TV. Cosmos should have a place in
It has been wonderful seeing all of our NACA friends this week! If you’re at the convention here in Boston and haven’t had a chance to stop by and see us at booth D1217, we’ll be there this afternoon! On March 9th at 9:00PM ET, Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey hosted by Dr. Neil