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What Muhammad Ali means to me, by President Obama

We admire the man who has never stopped using his celebrity for good — the man who helped secure the release of 14 American hostages from Iraq in 1990; who journeyed to South Africa upon Nelson Mandela’s release from prison; who has traveled to Afghanistan to help struggling schools as a United Nations Messenger of Peace; and who routinely visits sick children and children with disabilities around the world, giving them the pleasure of his presence and the inspiration of his example.

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The meaning of culture through a name.

Even if you are not black, African-American or of African heritage perusing these lists will enable you to delve a little into the rich traditions and heritage of Africa and so give you new perspective and understanding of your own rich heritage and traditions.

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Welcome to Sharing Cultures 2009

Sharing Cultures 2009 is aimed experts and scholars interested in Cultural and Intangible Heritage. Now that the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Operational Directives have been approved by UNESCO, one of the the main goals of Sharing Cultures 2009 is to promote discussion on these relevant issues.

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Coresident Grandparent and Grandchildren!

In 1997, 3.9 million children were living in homes maintained by their grandparents — 5.5 percent of all children under 18. Researchers, public policy makers, and the media first began to notice an increase in the number of grandchildren living in grandparentmaintained households in the early 1990s.

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