Monthly Archives: April 2015

India’s Shame, and the World’s

Posted by Jose Lopez |
Associated Press file photo

An unidentified ragpicker, left, sleeps on filled bags as another looks on in Bombay, India, in 2003. At the time, more than one-third of India’s one billion plus population lives below the poverty line, according to the International Monetary Fund.

By Mel Gurtov A democracy is supposed to have the advantage of affording people of any social class, gender, or religious or ethnic group the opportunity to advance. In contrast with authoritarian political orders, democracies should be superior in their openness to change, to everyone’s participation in politics, and to equality before the law. In…

Wesak (Water) Taurus Solar Festival, Buddha Blesses the Earth

Posted by Jose Lopez |
April 20 to May 20

A most important celebration occurs Sunday, May 3, – the Wesak Taurus Buddha Solar Festival/full moon. At the moment of the full moon the Buddha’s presence enters the Earth plane for eight (8) minutes. He brings the Will-to-Good from the Father, which, when reaching humanity becomes Goodwill (Mother Principle). Held yearly in a valley hidden…

NWA Democratic Black Caucus Announces Minority Educators Banquet

Posted by Jose Lopez |

The Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus’ 2015 Lifetime Achievement award recipients have been announced. Recipients will be honored at the third annual NWA Minority Educators Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May, 15 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House, 491 N. Razorback Road, in Fayetteville. Tickets, which must be reserved by email, are $35 per…

Walton Arts Center unveils sixth annual Artosphere Festival

Posted by Jose Lopez |
TFW Artosphere

A giant lineup featuring family events, movement, visual arts and music performances makes up this year’s Artosphere Festival. Artosphere runs Tuesday, June 16, through Saturday, June 27, throughout Northwest Arkansas. Tickets to Artosphere events are free or low cost. For more information call 479.443.5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org/artosphere. “At its heart, Artosphere represents what makes Northwest…