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Marcia G. Yerman
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Lopez initiated an outreach campaign to educate his neighbors about lead contamination. He joined with the East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) to create a campaign raising awareness. Residents were urged to get free testing.

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Perhaps no one has told Trump that Mar-a-Lago – where he has spent many of his weekends as president – is among the most vulnerable properties in the country.

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"Love Thy Nature:" From Film to Movement

A December 2016 CNN Report stated that “24,307 species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction.” This includes giraffes. "How can average citizens play a part in preventing this?" I asked director Sylvie Rokab.


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+HBODocs presents Abortion: Stories Women Tell. Directed by +Tracy Droz Tragos. Set in Missouri, a state with one of the toughest abortion laws on the books.

"It’s an exhausting and disturbing look at two sets of belief systems that are miles apart."


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BY MARCIA G. YERMAN ON MARCH 28, 2017


The country appears to be in the grip of denial about what is real and what isn’t.

For the segment of the population wanting to look away from uncomfortable truths, that path is expedient. They can still believe that Americans embody exceptionalism, ingenuity, a can-do attitude, and tolerance for others.

Some are embracing falsehoods for convenience sake, because they think it will benefit them to turn a blind eye. Others just don’t want to believe that certain issues are going to impact them.

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In February, Marzian sponsored House Bill 396 in her state legislature, which outlined the prerequisites men in Kentucky must meet before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medications (Viagra and all its companions).

The rules are clear. Men in Kentucky need to visit a doctor twice and have a signed permission letter from the wife.

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Wendy Carrillo was smuggled to America to escape the civil war in El Salvador. She is now running for Congress in California. She wants to ensure that "the American Dream is available for all, not just a select few.” 

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Chinese Dissident Wei JingSheng spoke about the connection between human rights and the arts at the The International Human Rights Art Festival. He said, "Human rights are the common ideals of all of us, and the necessities of those who are still struggling under oppression. Let us fight for the legitimate rights of all the people.”

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Let’s hope the Trump administration listens closely to his fellow Republican lawmakers who are dealing with the reality of an impending climate crisis, that will affect millions of American families.



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Currently, 70 percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication 2017 Opinion Map.

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