Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

Willie O’Ree, the National Hockey League’s first player of African descent, helped to launch a week-long celebration marking the 60th anniversary of his history-making debut. Appearing over the weekend at the Willie O’Ree Invitational Tournament, hosted by SCORE Boston Youth Hockey at Ulin Memorial Rink in a suburb of Boston, the Boston Bruin legend was greeted warmly by girls and boys … Continue reading Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

Sessions’ call for marijuana enforcement condemned by cannabis industry, investors

https://www.facebook.com/TheNCIA/posts/1665234110199937 In response to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana throughout America, leading cannabis industry organizations resoundingly condemned the announcement. In a memo to federal prosecutors, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “In deciding which marijuana activities to prosecute under these laws with the … Continue reading Sessions’ call for marijuana enforcement condemned by cannabis industry, investors

In the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution, IOC President to convene “North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting”

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, recently called for a meeting to decide on the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. “This is a great step forward in the Olympic spirit and in the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution passed by … Continue reading In the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution, IOC President to convene “North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting”

ArtPlace aides creation of ‘multi-media creatorspace,’ invests $8.7 million in community development projects

Investing money in community development projects where artists, arts organizations, and arts and culture activity work to strengthen communities, ArtPlace America recently announcing recipients of its National Creative Placemaking Fund. Pennsylvania’s Village of Arts and Humanities (The Village) was one of 23 projects chosen from nearly a thousand applications, slated to use the $500,000 grant … Continue reading ArtPlace aides creation of ‘multi-media creatorspace,’ invests $8.7 million in community development projects

Storied social service agency names CEO, the first African American female in its history

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc9yHe2nxyf/?taken-by=turningpoints4children Philadelphia Health Management Corporation recently announced Dawn Holden Woodsas Chief Executive Officer of Its subsidiary, Turning Points for Children, a social services agency that provides support services to children, youth and families. “I am honored to be selected as the CEO of Turning Points for Children, and fortunate to have been mentored by Mike Vogel, who helped pave … Continue reading Storied social service agency names CEO, the first African American female in its history

Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world

This year, Human Rights Day signaled the launching of a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, … Continue reading Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world