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#PeacefulMondays: A musical buffet of love

By Maya Mathias / November 20, 2017

(Image from https://www.theamas.com) I love award shows. Glitz and glamor notwithstanding, the artistry on display is a source of inspiration. Music award shows are especially dear to me. I live and breathe music – its rhythm, rhyme and reason. As I posted on Facebook earlier today, “…music is the soundtrack to our lives, the melodic […]

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Manifesto for the People of America (and its Allies)

By Maya Mathias / December 3, 2016

I’m thrilled to launch my first manifesto “For the People, by the People: Honor America With Your Voice” Inspired by the earth-shifting results of America’s 2016 presidential election, this 1056-word manifesto is a call for America and its allies to honor the ideals that have largely kept the world at peace for 70 years. And […]

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Dear Undecided Voter: You’re Struggling Because You Care

By Maya Mathias / October 27, 2016

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. Dear undecided voter, I see you. Not in a creepy, stalker-ish way, but in an intuitive, I-feel-your-struggle way. I see the journey you’ve been on since this election season began, because I’ve walked it with you. I’ve watched you express your ambivalence on TV news shows, […]

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#LetGirlsLearn It’s no Longer (Just) a Man’s World

By Maya Mathias / October 17, 2016

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. And as I’ve traveled the world over the past six years, I’ve seen time and again how our young people — particularly our girls — are so often pushed to the very bottom of their societies. Everywhere I go, I meet these girls, and they are […]

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[VIDEO] Weekend Wisdom LIVE Ep6: All The American Stories That Must be Told

By Maya Mathias / September 24, 2016

Today, America celebrated the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture It comes at the end of a week where 2 more officer-related shootings of African American men dominated the headlines, and where communities erupted in violence and street protests. These 2 news items are not unrelated. Civil rights […]

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