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Rebranding Rwanda

May 1, 2012          

Raynard Jackson

When the average American thinks of Rwanda, there are two thoughts that come to mind—genocide and gorillas.

During the early 1990s, Rwanda killed almost 1 million of its own people in a brazen display of ethnic cleansing.  As with the Jewish Holocaust, the world stood idly by and pretended that they saw nothing! 

Rwanda is also known to contain an estimated 1/3 of the world’s mountain gorillas.

This is the extent of the knowledge most Americans have about Rwanda.

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funphotobox101404s3bbslff.jpg?r=28657Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she was picked up by a 43-year-old man who ended up dead by her hand. In 2006, she was convicted for murder – as an adult – and sentenced to life in prison.
Today Cyntoia’s story is being told across the nation through the film Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, a documentary for Independent Television Services (ITVS) by Daniel Birman. Lipscomb University’s HumanDocs Film Series and ITVS Community Cinema are partnering to bring the film to audiences free of
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The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen "One of Chicago's  legendary political activists"


MARK S. ALLEN, Daily News Blog/Commentary



On behalf of Rev. Michael Carter, National Chairman/President of Na

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