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Once You Learn How to Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Author Preston Lauterbach lives with his wife and children in Memphis, Tennessee. The Chitlin’ Circuit is his first book.
Preston was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from Flagler College and the University of Mississippi. For most [...]
Source: IRIN News
No one can tell 64-year-old Fatoumata Kané anything new about the plants and tree bark around her town of Banamba in western Mali, but the traditional healer recently learned how to measure a child’s upper arm to detect malnutrition.
Scores of families bring ailing children to Kané each week. She is renowned in the [...]
South Sudan, officially The Republic of South Sudan, is a country in East Africa. Its capital and largest city is Juba, located in the southern state of Central Equatoria. The landlocked country is bordered by Ethiopia to the east; Kenya to the southeast; Uganda to the south; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to [...]
Once You Learn How To Read, You Will Be Forever Free~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Ellis Cose is one of America’s most reknowned journalist and author of several important books of national and international concern. A longtime columnist and contributing editor (1993 through 2010) for Newsweek magazine and former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor [...]
What really happened in Rwanda in 1994? One professor proposes that the killings weren’t entirely one-sided, Hutus slaughtering Tutsis, but that both sides committed murder with no rhyme, no reason, no sense. But don’t say that too loudly, or to the wrong people.
by Sheryl James
Source: University of Michigan College of LSA
According to the Economist magazine: OVER a third of Africa’s 1 billion inhabitants currently live in urban areas, but by 2030 that proportion will have risen to a half. According to a recent report from UN-HABITAT, the United Nations agency for human settlements, the population of some cities is set to swell by up to [...]
Kibera is a slum area outside Nairobi, Kenya and is the same size as New York City’s Central Park, about 1.5 square miles. At over 1 million people, the population density is 30 times that of New York City, and Kibera does not have multi-level housing. Most people living in Kibera have little or no [...]
Once You Know How to Read, You Will Be Forever Free~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Peter Godwin was born in white-ruled southern Rhodesia in 1957. He studied at Cambridge and went on to work as a foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times and a news correspondent for the BBC. He was a founding presenter and writer of [...]
Malika Saada Saar, founder and director of The Rebecca Project for Human Rights. She works to reform policies that affect women and girls in health, child-welfare and criminal-justice systems in the U.S. and Africa. Here, she explains how women who had once been trafficked through Craigslist came up with a solution to end it. Mrs. [...]
Tunis, Tunisia (CNN) — Tunisia’s rappers have long made a point of speaking their minds, their lyrics often bringing them into conflict with the old regime. But more than simply upsetting the status quo, according to one of the country’s leading rappers their music was the “fuel” for Tunisia’s revolution. READ MORE