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Africa Rising - Conference and Videos

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/may/30/274465/ **Government of Mozambique and IMF** An unusual conference, Africa Rising, is taking place this week in Maputo, Mozambique (May 29-30). The goal is to share the benefits and to sustain current growth among African countries. Many sessions are being streamed live, and there are a number of videos which ...

African Dirge for Maya Angelou by Bayo Omolola

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/may/30/274464/ **Bayo Omolola** Bayo Omolola is a good friend of mine, and he has been a guest poet in this column before. He is Adjunct Faculty for the Department of English, Humanities and Visual Performing Arts Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, Maryland. For the passing of Maya Angelou, he has ...

Graduates - Take your time, see what you really enjoy doing in life, and how you can make a difference (1)

Lawrence Morgan

**Make a difference** Stand back, take a look at your life, see what you can do to make a difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IGMW6YWjMxw Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmentalist who made a great difference in other peoples' lives, and she speaks about the tiny humming bird in the above video. She was ...

The University of The Gambia and Gambia College graduation

Lawrence Morgan

**Convocation ceremonies for the University of The Gambia and Gambia College (The Gambia, West Africa)** For this interview from The Gambia, Mr. Ebrahima Mbowe, with whom I have long worked, is present via Google Hangout. Mr. Mbowe is National Volunteer Coordinator and Head of VolNet Secretariat, in The Gambia. He ...

Hula Dancing from Hawaii - Merrie Monarch festival - tomorrow (repeat of Friday's event) at 4pm Saturday afternoon; then streaming live with Saturday's event at 11pm CST

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/apr/26/272506/ **The Merrie Monarch Festival Hula Competition-Don't Miss It** The link below takes you to the live streaming festival of hula competition in Hawaii. There is a repeat of Friday evening's event on Saturday at 4:00 pm (CST). Then, Saturday evening's events start at 6 pm in Hawaii, but for ...

Three Miraculous Things

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/apr/23/272313/ **Searching for a brother, a father, and long-ago roots in another country** These are three great articles and films. Two, a video and a film, come from Brazil. The third video comes from Cuba and Africa, via the BBC. The film, "Central Station," I knew about and saw many ...

A 13 year old Mongolian woman, and 2 Kahzak hunters, father and son: using trained eagles to hunt for prey in Mongolia

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/apr/17/271991/ **This is incredible journalism** These pictures depict a way of life so completely different from that of the western world, that I can only watch it, and the beauty of these photographs, with astonishment. A 13-year old Mongolian woman uses trained eagles to find prey, such as a fox. ...

The lunar eclipse on video (in case you couldn't stay up) and songs about the moon, April 15, 2014

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/apr/15/271864/ **In case you weren't able to stay up all night for the lunar eclipse, here it is on video tape, as well as some great songs to accompany the blood moon** http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/15/303180899/did-you-see-it-if-not-heres-the-blood-moon There were thousands upon thousands of people watching, from Brazil to Australia - it was a fantastic ...

Springtime - and Pharrell Williams creates the song "Happy" which has now spread around the world

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/mar/20/270770/ **It's spring - and this is the time for Happiness** *The equinox - the first day of spring - was at 11:57 A.M., March 20th, 2014.* Pharrell Williams has created a song which deserves to be played around the world. It almost won an Academy Award this year. Cities ...

Singing bus driver in San Francisco

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2014/mar/03/269888/ **No. 29-Sunset bus driver changes the day for many people in San Francisco** Mike Kepka has done a wonderful job writing this blog, especially with the accompanying video. I personally have taken this bus, the No. 29 bus, as the driver, Charles Davis, was driving it down Sunset Boulevard ...

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