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Hong Kong Court Sentences Pro-Democracy Leaders to Prison

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy media figure, and several of Hong Kong’s most prominent opposition campaigners were sentenced on Friday to prison terms of eight months to 18 months for holding an unauthorized peaceful protest. Supporters......

‘Let’s make it count’: World leaders, royalty and environmentalists gear up for major climate summit COP26

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Six years ago, after days of painstaking negotiations, world leaders managed to thrash out a deal on climate change. The result was the Paris Agreement, decided at the COP21 summit in Paris. Described by the United Nations as a legally-binding......

GOP donors, leaders discussed plans to take on Big Tech, corporations during retreat at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is seen in Palm Beach, Florida, February 8, 2021. Marco Bello | Reuters Many top Republican donors, lawmakers and strategists huddled privately over the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort owned by former......

Leaders of GM, Ford among opponents of Michigan voting restrictions

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — The leaders of three-dozen major Michigan-based companies, including General Motors and Ford, announced Tuesday their opposition to Republican-sponsored election bills that would make it harder to vote in Michigan and other states. The businesses issued a joint statement......

NI riots: Church leaders plead for unified political response

BBC
The letter is signed by the Reverend John McDowell and Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and the Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland respectively, as well as the Reverend Dr David Bruce, moderator of the Presbyterian Church......

LaPierre says he did not tell NRA leaders before filing for bankruptcy

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas The National Rifle Association’s top executive Wayne LaPierre said in court on Wednesday that he did not tell top NRA officials before filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  While LaPierre said he consulted the three-member special litigation committee of......

Why companies should fight anti-LGBTQ legislation: corporate leaders

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY As four of the largest food companies and major employers in the United States, we view the growing number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills under consideration in state legislatures, including those that target transgender people and particularly children, with......

Pope Francis’s Easter message urges world leaders to ensure universal access to vaccines.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Pope Francis delivered his annual “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and to the World”) Easter message to a small group of the faithful inside St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, while coronavirus pandemic prohibitions kept the usual audience......

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and hundreds of Asian American business leaders pledge $10 million to AAPI causes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nearly 1,000 Asian American chief executives and business leaders across the nation have pledged to donate $10 million toward causes that support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities amid a national outcry against anti-Asian violence. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan,......

3/11: Ferguson police chief out amid shakeup of city leaders; How South Africa’s rhinos are being rescued

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 3/11: Ferguson police chief out amid shakeup of city leaders; How South Africa’s rhinos are being rescued – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is resigning his post after a scathing federal investigation found patterns......

Hong Kong Court Convicts Democracy Leaders Over Protest March

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading veteran pro-democracy advocates were found guilty on Thursday of unauthorized assembly, as Beijing’s campaign to quash the city’s opposition ensnared some of its most senior and well-recognized figures. Martin Lee,......

Women’s Basketball Coaches Challenge N.C.A.A. Leaders Over Gender Inequity

New York Times
Alan Blinder Top coaches in women’s college basketball privately pressed N.C.A.A. executives on Wednesday over what they condemned as years of failures to promote the sport, including vast disparities in conditions at this year’s men’s and women’s tournaments. During a 70-minute videoconference, the coaches — including some who have spent......

How the Rosenwald Schools Shaped a Generation of Black Leaders

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | March 30, 2021, 9:33 a.m. Little more than a century ago, deep in America’s rural South, a community-based movement ignited by two unexpected collaborators quietly grew to become so transformative, its influence shaped the educational and economic future of an entire generation of African American families. Between 1917......

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