Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Sends Challenge by Suicide

Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Sends Challenge by Suicide

Leelah Alcorn, age 17, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died this past Sunday by suicide, leaving a social media note challenging society. In the note, she talked about a “societal lesson” regarding discrimination and intolerance of transgender people. The teen had identified as a girl since age 4. At age 14 she learned about the concept of […]

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

  In Rwanda, a quiet revolution is emerging at the Maranyundo Girls School – a model program for empowering economically vulnerable girls and educating them as future community leaders. The country of 11 million has long been synonymous with the Genocide that defined it 20 years ago. Today that image is changing. Citizens are turning […]

Reagan and Bush Agreed With Obama Decision

Reagan and Bush Agreed With Obama Decision

In a twist of events, both President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush (senior), effectively agreed with President Barack Obama’s decision, expected next week, to protect five million immigrants. Their policies in 1986 and 1989, respectively, opened the pathway for millions of undocumented immigrant families to safely remain in the U.S. In 1986, Reagan […]