Human Traffickers Exploit Typhoon Haiyan

Hurricane Katrina took everybody by surprise.  There had been storms before and many Louisiana and Mississippi natives didn’t think twice about remaining where they were.  Nobody could have predicted the chaos and fear that followed in the hurricane’s aftermath.  How could such a powerful country be so unprepared to help its citizens?  Then President George W. Bush hastily hustled the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) into action and many wondered …

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January: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

“Over a century and a half after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, millions remain in bondage—children forced to take part in armed conflict or sold to brothels by their destitute families, men and women who toil for little or no pay, who are threatened and beaten if they try to escape.  Slavery tears at our social fabric, fuels violence and organized crime, and debases our common humanity.

Now, therefore, …

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Caged Birds Today

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing

Maya Angelou was 41 when she penned her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969.  She had already had a teenage pregnancy, two husbands and an illustrious career as a dancer and calypso singer.  She …

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Beyond the Fame: Celebrities Against Human Trafficking

When the trailer for Fast and Furious 7 came out, more than a couple of eyes were rolled.  After six movies already in the franchise, what could they possibly do that they haven’t done before?  The entire project, however, is currently in hiatus as everyone involved in the movie deals with the tragic loss of actor Paul Walker, who played one of the main characters.  He died late November in …

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