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Why Was a School in Poland Named After an Indian Maharaja?

During the second World War, there were hundreds of displaced Polish children who were brought to Soviet orphanages. This happened during the time Germany invaded Poland in 1939. In 1942 Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja the Maharaja of Nawanager established the Polish Children’s Camp for the refugee children of Poland to save them from the harsh conditions …

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Harriet Tubman suffered a violent head injury as a child causing her to frequently slip into into sleep like states. These would produce vivid dreamlike hallucinations that Tubman interpreted as messages from god, to devote her life to freeing southern slaves through the Underground Railroad.

The Brain Injury That Helped End Slavery An American icon of freedom and resilience, Harriet Tubman’s portrait is slated to grace the $20 bill beginning in 2030. It’s an auspicious achievement for a hero of civil rights who escaped from slavery, led hundreds of others to do the same, all while balancing a challenging array …

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The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime.

Maine Dairy Drivers Settle Overtime Case That Hinged On An Absent Comma Here’s a story that might convince you that paying attention to your grammar lessons might one day put money in your pocket. Thanks to the absence of the comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker …

The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime. Read More »

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets.

Animals Were Harmed A Hollywood Reporter investigation reveals disturbing account after account of injury, death and cover-up on huge Hollywood productions from ‘Life of Pi’ to ‘The Hobbit’ as the American Human Association, charged with monitoring, turns a blind eye. “Last week we almost f–ing killed King in the water tank,” American Humane Association monitor …

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets. Read More »

In 1998, Alex Trebek donated of 74 acres of open land (worth $2m at the time) in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for the purpose of conservation and as a wildlife corridor

Alex Trebek Trebek at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, in 2007 Trebek was a longtime philanthropist and activist. He was active with multiple charities, including World Vision Canada and United Service Organizations. For World Vision, Trebek travelled to many developing countries with World Vision projects, taping reports on the group’s efforts on behalf of children …

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Meet Rhea Clyman, a Jewish Canadian Journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union and made reports on the Siberian labor camps and the Holodomor. This led to her deportation in 1933 after which she reported on Nazi Germany until 1938 when she was forced to flee due to growing anti Semitism.

Rhea Clyman Rhea Clyman, c. 1932 Rhea Clyman (1904–1981) was a Canadian journalist who travelled the USSR and reported about the Holodomor. She was famously expelled from the USSR in 1932. Early life Clyman was born in 1904 in Poland. She moved with her Jewish parents, Solomon and Anna Kleiman, to Toronto two years later. …

Meet Rhea Clyman, a Jewish Canadian Journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union and made reports on the Siberian labor camps and the Holodomor. This led to her deportation in 1933 after which she reported on Nazi Germany until 1938 when she was forced to flee due to growing anti Semitism. Read More »

Martin Luther King Sr was also a civil rights activist who lived until 1984

Martin Luther King Sr. Martin Luther King Sr. (born Michael King; December 19, 1899 – November 11, 1984) was an African American Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the father and namesake of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Biography Martin Luther King Sr. was born …

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Farmers in Bangladesh have been raising ducks instead of chickens as when a flood happens, ducks float.

Grants, ducks and cyclones: seven lessons from Bangladesh Imagine living in an area that floods nearly every year. For two to three months, you earn can no money and have to leave your home because it is surrounded by several feet of water. Your house and farm animals can even get swept out to sea. …

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Martin Luther King Jr. considered running for president in 1968 after being urged to by anti-Vietnam Democrats, but ultimately decided against the proposal as he felt uneasy with politics and considered himself better suited for his morally unambiguous role as an activist.

Martin Luther King Jr. For the monk who started the Reformation, see Martin Luther. “Martin Luther King” and “MLK” redirect here. For other uses, see Martin Luther King (disambiguation) and MLK (disambiguation). Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who …

Martin Luther King Jr. considered running for president in 1968 after being urged to by anti-Vietnam Democrats, but ultimately decided against the proposal as he felt uneasy with politics and considered himself better suited for his morally unambiguous role as an activist. Read More »