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Debra Brown

In the News This Week

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news. 

25-year-old actor Yalitza Aparicio made history with her 2019 Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in Roma. She’s the first Indigenous woman to be nominated in the category in the Oscars’ nearly 90-year history.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Anja Tyson

The Dream

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I have a five-year-old daughter, and while inequity and empathy have been a topic of conversation in our home since she was old enough to hear me speak, this is the first January of her life that we had an honest conversation about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Thursday evening, I sat with her at dinner and played King’s speech from the 1963 March on Washington, and we talked about his work, his life, and the fact that he was murdered by a man who felt threatened by King’s pursuit of equality for black Americans (and all Americans). What stuck out the most for my daughter, who lost her own father two and a half years ago, was that King was taken away from his children forever by someone whose heart was filled with hate.

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Debra Brown

In the News This Week

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, fled to Thailand last week accusing her family of abuse. She fled her family while visiting Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel to avoid deportation and grabbed global attention by mounting a social media campaign for asylum.

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