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Eric Olander

What It's Like to Be Black in China

Eric Olander | May 4, 2016 | World
Being black in China is not easy, but it's not as bad as many would have you think, according to our two guests this week who are both black immigrants currently living in Beijing.
Gulyasemin Cakir

My Work Is One Big Technology Puzzle, Fitting Together to Solve Business Needs

Gulyasemin Cakir | May 4, 2016 | Women
My work is one big technology puzzle. I think it is brilliant that we are able to solve some of the challenges of yesterday using new technology of today. I ask the right questions, find solutions and make sure all the pieces fit together. That's what drives me.
Christine C. Quinn

Remembering the Forgotten Face of Homelessness

Christine C. Quinn | May 4, 2016 | Politics
There's no denying that our nation faces a homelessness crisis. But media coverage about this crisis, and the policy ideas proposed to address it, often exclude a huge portion of the homeless population: women and their children.
Sally Jewell

Ending Wildlife Trafficking Demands Corporate Leadership

Sally Jewell | May 4, 2016 | Impact
Wildlife trafficking is a global problem, with implications that extend far beyond the populations of animals killed for their hair, hides, teeth, and horns. If we're going to be successful in stemming this epidemic, the United States must play a leading role in eliminating our own demand for illegal products.
Oula A. Alrifai

This Syrian Refugee From Aleppo Will Do Whatever It Takes to Get an Education

Oula A. Alrifai | May 4, 2016 | World
What if you had to make a decision between continuing to work as a child laborer to make ends meet for your family or planning to risk the choppy waters and dangerous journey of taking a refugee boat from Turkey to Greece? This is the dilemma of Shrivan, a 16-year-old boy who fled Aleppo, Syria three years ago to southern Turkey.
Tory Thorpe

Riding Waves of Success to Drive My Passions: Girls in STEM and Alzheimer's Research UK

Tory Thorpe | May 4, 2016 | Women
I am truly passionate about raising the profile of the careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with schoolgirls. It has been my privilege to organize the "Girls in STEM" events in the UK since 2015.
Kristin Myers

Pavement Dwellers: We Are People Too

Kristin Myers | May 4, 2016 | Impact
MIGRATING FOR SURVIVAL When river erosion swept away Shakila's home in a remote village in central Bangladesh's Sherpur district, it took all her hope with it. With her husband and their two children, she took the 123-mile journey towards Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka in search of shelter,...
Elisa Seeger

I Lost My Son to ALD. Now I Fight to Save Yours.

Elisa Seeger | May 4, 2016 | Impact
A baby is born with ALD every 36 hours in America. The tragedy is most parents won't know it. Currently, newborn screening is a state-by-state matter. In 2013, New York became the first state in the US to test all newborns for ALD.
Judith A. Salerno

A Family Health Portrait

Judith A. Salerno | May 4, 2016 | Impact
Ask yourself, do you know -- completely and accurately -- your family's health history? Have you looked into those specific diseases that affected your mother, father, aunt or uncle? Have you considered how their experiences may apply to you now and in the future?
Richard L. Taylor Jr.

Our Young Men Can't Afford to Wait

Richard L. Taylor Jr. | May 4, 2016 | Black Voices
Now a national movement, Cities United is equipping cities with crucial tools and resources to build on and accelerate efforts to reduce violence and improve outcomes.
Matthew La Corte

A Simple Humanitarian Proposal: Crowdfunding Resettlement for Syrian Refugee Families

Matthew La Corte | May 4, 2016 | Politics
We can tap into America's compassionate, philanthropic spirit, and leverage our existing technological platforms. Let's show our dithering bureaucrats and politicians that Americans don't accept sitting on the sidelines as people die.
The George W. Bush Institute

Dreams of Taking Flight: The Afghan Beekeeper's Story

The George W. Bush Institute | May 4, 2016 | Impact
Imagine a world in which a woman keeps bees in secret. She is not supposed to leave her house without permission, she is not supposed to work, and she is certainly not supposed to work as a beekeeper, a job reserved for men. But she does. And when she watches her bees take flight, she dreams of her own freedom and freedom for all Afghan women.
Blair Miller

The Risk Divide: Developing the Capacity for Psychological Courage

Blair Miller | May 4, 2016 | Impact
There are critical moments in your life when you build your capacity for courage. This typically happens when your foundation shifts revealing cracks that can open you up for self-discovery and renewal. My pioneering moment came when I graduated from college. For the first time in my life I was...
Michael Cade Hughes

We Have to Protect Women and Girls

Michael Cade Hughes | May 4, 2016 | Impact
These are all pressing issues that are affecting this nation's women and girls. Stop falling for the conservative smokescreen; this has nothing to do with safety. It has everything to do with politics and divisiveness.
Samuel A. Worthington

Reflecting on Gayle Smith's Message of Hope

Samuel A. Worthington | May 4, 2016 | Impact
Gayle assumed the position of USAID administrator in December 2015, building on her legacy at the White House and as a leader and advocate for development.
Wendy Kramer

The Donor Sibling Registry Reaches 50,000 Members!

Wendy Kramer | May 4, 2016 | Impact
50,000 members! The Force is with us!
Andrew MacCalla

Why You Only Send Stuff They Really Need After a Disaster

Andrew MacCalla | May 3, 2016 | Impact
Witnessing the tremendous amount of effort involved and the allocation of this scarce distribution capacity to our goods made me realize that it's not just an unfortunate misstep to send supplies that nobody wanted or requested. It's wrong.
Alberto Ibargüen

Where Community Lives

Alberto Ibargüen | May 3, 2016 | Impact
For the second year, Knight Foundation issued a call for innovative ideas that build a sense of community. And for the second time, Americans responded with ingenuity based on deep connection to place and to each other.
Mark Horoszowski

Please Don't Rush to Go Volunteer in Ecuador... Yet

Mark Horoszowski | May 3, 2016 | Impact
The following is just a short list of reasons why rushing overseas to volunteer in Ecuador might do more harm than good at this time
Lilian O. Ajayi

Let Her LEAD

Lilian O. Ajayi | May 3, 2016 | Impact
We, as women, must embrace the opportunity and this turning point, where countries, the United Nations, and civil societies understands the value of getting women involved.
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