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Ivanley Noisette
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Ivanley Noisette is a human rights advocate, the co-founder of Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti) and a former Mitchell Scholar. He previously served as the founding Dean of Culture at KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy in Philadelphia, PA, where he developed a human rights-based approach to character development and educational equity. He has done work in Haiti, Northern Ireland and Rwanda in the areas of: education, water sanitation and hygiene, protection and racial equity.

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Stories of Hope and Progress From Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 4:16 PM

January 12, 2013 marked the three year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the infrastructure of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and exacted a heavy human death and injury toll on the population. The shortcomings of the recovery period and the many problems facing the country will undoubtedly be the...

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A Letter To Our Ancestors: Dear Fellow Citizens

(2) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 6:45 PM

Dear Fellow Citizens:

One hundred fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. As most serious Lincoln scholars agree, the crux of the former President's opposition to the cruel institution was its denial of a person's basic entitlement -- the fruits of his or her own...

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A Way Forward After Newtown

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2012 | 11:07 AM

On December 14, 2012, the lives of 20 beautiful, innocent young children and six adults were tragically ended in a shocking act of brutal violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Earlier that week, two people were fatally shot when a gunman opened fire...

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The Other Pipeline Decision

(8) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 3:11 PM

In January 2011, the Obama administration denied a permit to TransCanada for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project, citing environmental concerns. In the months leading up to the decision, environmentalists and oil business interests engaged in a contentious debate about whether or not the project should be approved....

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Our Work Begins on November 7th

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 11:15 PM

On Tuesday, November 6th, citizens will visit the polls to cast ballots not just for the presidential candidate of their choice, but also candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, state legislatures, state judiciaries, county councils, state attorneys general, and other positions and ballot initiatives depending on one's...

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Africa Rising

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 11:55 AM

Recently I attended the Africa Brain Trust 2012 forum entitled "Africa Rising: A Continent of Opportunity," hosted by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) as part of their Annual Legislative Conference, in Washington, D.C. The event's lineup included a diverse range of experts, policymakers, diplomats...

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Get Active! Get Engaged! Get Informed!

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 6:06 PM

As the November 6th presidential and congressional elections quickly approach us, voters have been searching for facts and figures to support opinions and beliefs about the critical issues of the past few years. Whether it was the war in Iraq, or the Occupy movement, the Great Recession, or the Affordable...

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