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Four Portland churches unite to rouse ‘God’s Trombones,’ June 15

Worship, conversation pay tribute to poet, civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson Nearly 75 years after his death on a rainy Wiscasset morning, poet and early civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) will be honored with worship and community conversation during “God’s Trombones” at Trinity Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, on Sat., June 15, at […]

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Come hitch a ride and ‘Fly Over Egypt’

This one goes out to the artists, the human rights advocates and the hybrids among us. Amidst the struggle, it feels a little bit like hope. “Fly Over Egypt” is from The Narcicyst, aka Yassin Alsalman, a Montreal-based author, actor and hip-hop artist, raised by Iranian parents in Dubai. The man is on a mission to […]

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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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Another snowstorm, another Voice Project blessing

A happy coincidence with the latest dose of winter weather — arriving in tandem with the storm today was another strong installment from the Voice Project I couldn’t resist sharing this cover of Radiohead’s “Everything in its Right Place,” performed by cellist Joshua Roman and DJ Spooky, a composer, multimedia artist and writer also known as […]

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Book asks: What was your ‘Enough Moment’?

Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle have reunited to author “The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes,” a new book released today. The pair also co-authored the New York Times bestseller, “Not On Our Watch.” “The Enough Moment” highlights the efforts of citizens, both well-known and everyday […]

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