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Recruited To Die

June 1, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

June 1, 2007

In 2004, 24-year-old Brooke Goldstein spent her summer in the West Bank filming more than five hours of in-person interviews with terrorists — all of which she conducted without a bodyguard and without a weapon. A Cardozo...

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I Look at Medicine as an Instrument of Social Justice

May 3, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:54 PM

An ordinary mortal can’t help but wonder how Dr. Philip Ozuah does it. At 44, Ozuah is physician in chief of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. He also is chairman of...

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Maybe God Has a Purpose for Me Here

March 22, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 9:02 AM

When Bizu Riki Mullu was a girl, the people of her village of Mauri, in northern Ethiopia, would come out in January and sing to the storks crossing the sky. “The villagers knew the birds came...

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Helping Mexican Immigrants Find Dignity — and a Better Life

March 3, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

March 3, 2007
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Joel Magallan

Former Brother Joel Magallan has headed the Association Tepeyac for 11 years.

“Our Lady of Guadalupe is an icon of dignity,” says Joel Magallán, the head of the Asociación Tepeyac de New York,...

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‘It Was Skin and Bones’: Soldiers Remember Auschwitz

January 17, 2007

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

January 17, 2007

When they were young, they fought the Nazis, and then bore witness to the extreme depravity of which human beings are capable.

Now in or nearing their 80s and 90s, the Allied soldiers who liberated the concentration camps of...

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Internal Riches

May 31, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Anita J. Raizman will never forget the day when, on her way to work at Project Ore, a kosher food bank, she saw someone abusing a homeless woman.

“I was coming to work here, and there was a black girl wrapped up in cardboard, sleeping by...

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Rising to the Occasion

May 17, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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“When you rise to the occasion, there’s no ‘just getting by,’” says Thabiti Boone of his efforts to be a strong black male role model to inner city children. “My best is connected to my family, my future, my community, and...

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Ned O’Gorman: A Ray of Hope

May 8, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

“Forty years ago, when he was thirty five years old, a man I know pretty well came to this neighborhood and built a school,” Ned O’Gorman said recently to a roomful of his preschool students in Harlem. “He’s a very interesting...

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Steve Mariotti: Thinking Big About Small Business

April 11, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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“Every child should learn how to start a business, especially children who are having difficulty in school,” says Steve Mariotti. “Let them be exposed to the concept of self-ownership.”

With his easy banter and warm smile,...

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All in the Game: Steve Huston is Serious About Bronx Kids’ Fun

March 28, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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“Basketball, softball, football tournaments—no matter how tired I was, I enjoyed playing ball with the kids.”

Steve Huston smiles and leans forward, gently bearlike, as he remembers the days before recreation was his full-time job. On...

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