Corazon Aquino passes away at 76

  Reputed as the “housewife” opponent of Marcos’ dictatorship and democratic leader of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino has died at 76 due to heart failure. She is best known for her mobilization of thousands of people to overthrow of the corrupt Ferdinand Marcos in February 1986. A controversial figure, Aquino restored democracy–namely, promoting free elections,…

Dalai Lama endorses book on peace

Inspired by a school mural of peacemakers, atist and poet Fereidun Shokatfard published the book “Colors of Love and Peace” with artwork and hopeful messages to children receiving treatment in hospitals. With the help of Shokatfard, the students of 186th Elementary in Gardena created an art-filled book promoting harmony, peace, and respect. In a cover…

WWII internees receive UC honorary degrees

On July 16, the University of California Board of Regents voted to grant honorary degrees to approximately 700 Japanese-Americans forced to discontinue their studies at the UC for internment during World War II. After Roosevel’s 1942 executive order, students of Japanese ancestry at UC Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Davis were removed by the…