Editor's note: Andrea Coleman and Barry Coleman are co-founders of Riders for Health, an organization that helps health workers in Africa reach more people.
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Anti-government protesters take cover behind barricades during clashes in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday.
BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to the current political crisis, as thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital seeking to topple her government.
She told a news conference that police would not use force against the protesters.
Five in five is the number of students the NET Charter High School has lost in as many months to gun violence in our city. Between the ages of 15 and 19, they were African-American, male, living in New Orleans.
As board chair, I am incredibly proud to be a part of the NET; to know educators who give their lives to helping the most vulnerable in our community achieve a high school diploma and a chance for a future; to know young people who overcome more daily than most deal with in a lifetime: homelessness, mental illness, learning disabilities, trauma and emotional disturbance from a continual loss of loved ones to violence.