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Feature: Dr. Jacqueline King Launches Black Women Empowered Media Platform

In Empowerment by Mary Kurek

Dr. Jacqueline King is the Founder and CEO of Black Women Empowered, Inc., a multi-million participant network connected through various social media platforms.  Initially begun as a spiritually-based means of helping people in crisis, the network has evolved into a large and growing media platform to disseminate encouraging, positive, and yes, fun, content that continues to hold strong to its …

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Feature: Saray Khumalo Climbs Peaks to Raise Education in South Africa

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Education, Empowerment, News by Mary Kurek

Saray Khumalo is a remarkable young woman mountaineer and adventurer who is on a mission to climb the world’s highest peaks in order to raise funds to build libraries and offer educational opportunities to areas of South African in need.  She’s accomplishing that mission quite well, as the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest.  That’s not the only …

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Dave Sanderson Shares Why and How He Lived After US Airways Flight 1549 Landed in the Hudson

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Publisher’s Note: On January 15th, 2009, Dave Sanderson had a personal meeting with his Maker.  He wasn’t on a hospital gurney, but, in an airplane seat as US Airways Flight 1549 ran into a flock of birds upon take-off and the pilot navigated the plane into an emergency “ditching,” splashing into the Hudson River in New York.  Dave lived.  Boy, …

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Mary Kurek Speaks on Frontrunners Impact on Equality and Empowerment

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From Mary Kurek:  On International Peace Day 2020 (Sept. 21), I had the privilege of speaking on a panel for an event called “Gender Roles in Shaping Peace Together” – First Ladies Shared Forum, a UNGA75 session side event hosted by Africana Women Working Group – UN2020.  What follows below are the remarks I made as a member of the …

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Wells International Foundation on Impacting Young Readers, Writers, and Artists From Halfway Across the World

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The first thing you notice about Monique Wells is the smile that lights up an entire room.  Texas-born Monique is now in the place she dreamed of as a child – Paris, France.  She first arrived in Paris as a young reader who only imagined herself there – later to make it her home. It’s that imagination that she wants …

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Her Highness, Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad (Malaysia)

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Princess (Dr.) Dato’ Seri Romona Murad is Malaysia’s Ambassador of International Peace Her Highness Princess (Dr)  Dato’ Seri Romona Murad comes from an illustrious lineage that includes Alexander the Great and continues back to Isaac, the son of Abraham.  Her royal bloodline, she says, is on her father’s side (through his father’s side) and is documented and archived at the …

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Game Changer: Erna Grasz (United States & Africa)

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Erna Grasz is Educating East African Youth to Thrive in a Global Economy Erna Grasz was raised by an immigrant father and an orphaned mother in the deep south of Mississippi and Texas. She developed a passion for education at a young age through her teachers and Girl Scout leaders despite her family background of not attending college. She quickly …

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Developing Youth As Global Citizens By Adewumi Mojisola  

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Developing youth as global citizens involves a process by which young people are empowered with resources and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their full potentials and contribute meaningfully to society. The emerging global challenges of 21 st century require the evolution of youth rising to their responsibilities, and civic duties to build a sustainable world that left no …

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Game Changer: Linda Calhoun (United States)

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Linda Calhoun is Inspiring the World’s Youth Through Role Model Interviews Linda Calhoun is an entrepreneur, activist, and community leader based in San Francisco, California.  A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Mass Communication, Linda’s career path led her to work in international policy coordination, media, technology, and data management. Her work has met the unique and increasingly important …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Sharzad Modeli (Sweden)

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Sharzad Modeli Changes Corporate Mindsets on Millennials Around the Globe Sharzad Modeli is an entrepreneur, speaker, and impactful connector between changemakers and investors. She has spoken to 1000s of business professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs (a global audience from over 32 countries.) She has partnered with bestselling authors, Fortune 500 executives, major keynote speakers, seven-figure business owners, VC-backed startup founders, and …