Peace and the survival of life on earth as we know it are threatened by human activities that lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth’s living things.
—  The Dalai Lama
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"…(as) an advocate for the poor, the dispossessed, the starving, for people who probably had never seen her radiance on screen and maybe never would…she was still as astonishingly beautiful, still youthful, still committed to her work, still the warm and adorable Audrey Hepburn none of us will ever forget. And the children of the world and the mothers of the world will never forget her either. never forget her compassion, her bravery, her determination to understand, her high hopes, her help." 

Audrey Hepburn (1929- 1993)

This is so sad…let’s help them out…
By @naturalhairdoescare “The NY Natural Hair community is among many today who are mourning the loss of this family. The family of Myriam Labrun, 37, Marcus Jeanty, 14, Marcel Jeanty, 9, Kayla Jeanty, 8 and Moise Yolande, 68, has set up a gofundme account for the funeral expenses. I know how compassionate you all are. Please give as you are able. Go to the link to donate and to read the news account of their passing late Saturday night on the Southern State Parkway. Please repost & share. http://www.gofundme.com/dhyelc
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Katherine Jackson : One time, Michael and I were watching TV and there were images of those African children .. You know, with the flies on their mouths and bellies popping out.. He was really upset. Michael looked at me and told me “Mother, I am gonna do something about this one day." And later he started shipping boxes and boxes of food and help..He didn’t forget. I thought he would, but he didn’t forget.

Dame Angelina Jolie!

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Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame — the female version of a knight — by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Friday for her work combating sexual violence in war zones.

Because she is not a British or Commonwealth citizen, Jolie won’t be entitled to use the title “dame” before her name. Previous U.S recipients of honorary knighthoods include director Steven Spielberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former President Ronald Reagan.

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MSF was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Dr. Richard Rockefeller, who was killed today in a plane crash. MSF extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to his family. Dr. Rockefeller was instrumental to the founding of MSF in the United States. He served as chair of the Board of Advisors of MSF-USA for 21 years, leveraging his credibility within the philanthropic community to garner the financial support that was so critical to ensuring MSF’s continued financial independence. While leading this advisory committee and visiting MSF programs abroad, including those in Cambodia, Malawi, Niger, Thailand, and Cambodia, Dr. Rockefeller also worked as a field doctor in Peru and in northern Nigeria while a massive meningitis outbreak struck the country in 2009. Read more: http://bit.ly/1scvvYb

On November 13, 1987, Michael Jackson meets 4-year old wounded Angela Darlington and her mother, Helen, in Melbourne Children’s Hospital during a stop from his BAD concert there at the Olympic Park Stadium.

The mother has this to say on the visit 21 years later: “My daughter, Angela, was in hospital with head injuries after being hit by a car. One day we were told by the nurses that Michael Jackson was coming to visit. We had to keep it a secret, so the hospital wasn’t overwhelmed with fans. 

There was a big flurry, as his assistants handed out T-shirts and signed copies of his Bad album to everyone on the ward. Then he just walked around and talked to the patients. […] I said hello. He said he was pleased to meet me. I was gobsmacked.

He was very gentle and seemed shy. I got the sense he had a deep love for children, especially those who’d been hurt. Then he crouched down and said ‘Hello, Angela’. She couldn’t talk, because she’d just come out of a coma, but she started smiling. After that day, she started to get better. I think of him as an inspiration. We’d been having a terrible time – Angela was in hospital and I’d been ringing Lifeline to keep myself together, but he was a total inspiration for the whole ward. I thought:

‘Thank God for sending him’. He just had a presence about him – this great empathy with people who needed to get better.

Now, Angela is 25, at university and full of life. There was another boy on the ward who was about 15 and was a huge fan. After Michael’s visit, he started getting better too. His mom thought it was a miracle. I believe many of the children got better after meeting him. I think people should know about this side of Michael. I’ve never believed he was anything but a good person.”

Source: http://www.thesilencedtruth.com/

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