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October Kickoff News Mix: NFL Owner’s Wife Charges Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Baldwin “Hero” of GLBT History Month; Cambodia’s Mu Sochua Asks Clinton, All of Us for Help

By Women's Voices For Change
Whew! When fall  hits, so do a slew of official “months.” October is  now swathed in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; less expected, however, is this sudden influx of pink National Football League merchandise. For the latter, it seems, we can thank Tanya Snyder, 47, whose husband Dan owns the Washington Redskins. She told The New York Times about…
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U.N. Taps South Africa’s First Women Judge for Rights Post; “Claire Huxtable Generation” Addresses Michelle Obama

By Womens Voices for Change
Widening her reach: Justice in the face of terrible odds has always been a way of life for Navi Pillay, just chosen U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights: The daughter of a Tamil bus driver in Durban, she experienced human rights violations firsthand. Pillay earned a law degree at Harvard, but for 28 years during apartheid, she was not allowed to…
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What Should Independence Day Mean for All of Us?

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen Ah, the memories of all of our Independence Day celebrations of yore;  speeches, parades, red white and blue bunting, picnic menus, passed down from generation to generation. Those fireworks illuminating the darkness across our land are embedded in the minds of all Americans.  This is the day that unites us symbolically and historically. July 4th,…
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