#BlackWomen; #RacialDiversity; #CAACG; #ImportanceOfEducation; #SelfRealization; #DivinePurpose; #UnitedStatesOfAmerica

Los Angeles (California)/Canadian-Media: Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Founder and CEO of the Coppertino and Associates Consulting Group (CAACG) had a chance to discuss with Asha Bajaj by email the future of Black Women in America and various contributions of CAACG to their cause.

Dr. Marcia. Image credit: Facebook official

Following is the excerpt of the interview:

Asha to Marcia: What hope is there for American black women especially those in underserved communities and those with little or no education and are refused help from educated women?

Marcia: There is very little hope for women in rural areas and…

#LoC; #USOfficeOfPersonnelManagement; #PublicServiceRecognitionWeek; #USCopyrightOffice; #OnlineTransition

Washington/Canadian-Media: The United States (U.S.) Office of Personnel Management has designated the first full week of May as Public Service Recognition Week to honor the folks who work federal, state, county, and local governments including the library employees and those working at the National Library, Library of Congress (LoC) reported.

Main reading room of the Library of Congress. Image credit: Shawn Miller

With more than 3,200 people working at the LoC, including world-class experts and scholars in a vast number of fields, it is the largest library in world history, comprising more than 171.6 million items and counting. Included in the library facilities are the main Library…

#HistoryOfCowboyPoetry; #LoC; #CreationOfMood, #ExperienceWithWords

Washington/Canadian-Media: Origin of the Cowboy poetry dates back to the late nineteenth century when cowboys launched their long-distance cattle drives across the West lasting up to six months, and they entertained themselves by singing and playing music, telling stories, and composing songs and poems drawing inspiration from their lifestyle and their diverse cultural backgrounds.

A cowgirl in the daily “jingle,” or horse roundup, at the A Bar A Guest Ranch in Carbon County, Wyoming. Image credit: Carol Highsmith, photographer, 2016; Prints & Photographs Division

These poets typically included ranchers from Mexico and south Texas, former slaves of African Americans from the South, Anglo-American Texans, travelers from the East and Europe, and sometimes Native Americans.

Many of the earliest cowboy poems and songs were in Spanish —…

#UN; #HumanRights; #IndigenousPeople; #CulturalHeritage; #UNPFII; #SDGs

New York/Canadian-Media: The rights of indigenous people to make decisions about their cultural heritage and traditional way of life are being recognized in a United Nations photo exhibition.

Adults (left to right) from the Omo River, Ethiopia, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, and Taimyr Peninsula, Russia feature in the photo exhibition. Image credit: Alexander Khimushin

The UN estimates there are some 476 million indigenous people in more than 90 countries around the world who have been denied the opportunity to control their own political, social, economic, and cultural development.

#LoC; #NationalPoetryMonth; #HispanicReadingRoom; #PALABRAArchive #PALABRAIndigenousVoicesProject

Washington/Canadian-Media: During the celebration of April as the National Poetry Month, the Library of Congress (LoC) celebrated the Hispanic Reading Room and introduced the PALABRA Indigenous Voices Project (PIVP), a subset of the PALABRA Archive focused on poetry and literature written and spoken in Indigenous languages.

Library of Congress. Image credit: Twitter handle

With its aim to highlight contemporary authors from Indigenous communities around Latin America, PIVP is working to preserve their heritage, worldviews, and cultural identities through their craft as well as increase the presence of Indigenous poetry and literature in the historic PALABRA audio archive, which has been curated by…

#InternationalLaborDay; #Solidarity; #CommonSurvival

New York/Canadian-Media: In a statement issued to mark May Day, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls on workers, employers, governments, international organizations, and all who are committed to building back better, to join forces to bring in a world of work with justice and dignity for all.

International Labor Day. Image credit: Wikipedia.org

​This year we again celebrate May Day, International Workers’ Day, under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has devastated the world of work, destroying jobs, enterprises, and livelihoods, throwing millions into poverty and global development into reverse.

And like most crises, it has hit the weakest and the most vulnerable, the hardest, making an unequal world even more unequal.

The pandemic and its consequences are a stark reminder of global interdependence.

That applies to health as much as it does to our working lives.

No one is safe until everyone is safe.


#ESA; #Glaciers; #ClimateChange

New York/Canadian-Media: Glaciers are generally slow-flowing rivers of ice, under the force of gravity transporting snow that has turned to ice at the top of the mountain to locations lower down the valley — a gradual process of balancing their upper-region mass gain with their lower-elevation mass loss.

This process usually takes many decades. Since this is influenced by the climate, scientists use changes in the rate of glacier flow as an indicator of climate change. ​ For some glaciers around the world, this gradual flow can speed up, so that they advance several kilometres in just…

#Washington, #LoCLawLibrary; #GlobalLegalResearchDirectorate; #TravelDocuments; #RecognitionOfForeignPassports

Washington/Canadian-Media: A new report produced by specialists and analysts of the Global Legal Research Directorate on the Recognition of Foreign Passports was recently published on the Law Library of Congress’ website.

Image credit: Law Lib of Congress

The report focuses on the rules and approaches for recognizing foreign passports after surveying 20 jurisdictions around the world as well as international law.

In addition, the report covers the recognition of irregular passport extensions and the issuance of international travel documents to non-citizens and includes relevant rules found in international law.

Countries surveyed were Argentina, Australia, Brazil¸ Canada, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Recognition of the jurisdictions of irregular extension of passports like that…

#NMAAHC; #AfricanBurialGroundProject; #Slavery;

​Washington, D.C./Canadian-Media: A special conversation on the landmark African Burial Ground project that revealed a greater history behind slavery in the North would be featured by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)’s May programming, NMAAHC reported.

National Museum of African American History and Culture. Image credit: Wikimedia commons

The discussion will explore the way slavery has changed in the North since the discovery of the 6-acre burial ground containing the remains of enslaved and free Africans who lived and worked in colonial New York and from Black cemeteries. …

#Toronto; #TIFF2021; #MayAsianHeritageMonth; #AsianExcellenceInCinema; #RecognitionResilienceandResolve

Toronto/Canadian-Media: 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) observes May as Asian Heritage Month by presenting a series of films and talks celebrating Asian excellence in cinema.

TIFF. Image credit: Facebook Page

The films being shown by TIFF in the honor of Asian Heritage Month are ‘Ramen Shop’ that explores identity across two Asian cultures of Japan and Singapore; ‘Spa Night’ highlighting the cultural clash between Koreans and Americans, ‘Eve & the Fire Horse’ embodies a fusion of Buddhism and Catholicism, ‘Centre Stage’ depicting Chinese culture, ‘Better Days’, and ‘Meditation Park’ showcase Chinese drama.

TIFF’s Asian Heritage Month program is made…

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