This summer marks the two year anniversary of my work in Rwanda. I have met many incredible people during this journey, and know I will meet many more.
It's becoming increasingly clear that the Millennial generation is considerably different from their predecessors. It's a generation that feels a much greater responsibility for the world around them, but also a greater desire for purpose in their own lives.
One cause is not more important than the other. They are equal because when we give intentionally, selfishly to what we believe in, it in turn has an impact. Our individual causes add up, helping others one-by-one, and ultimately, collectively we will save the world.
Aung San Suu Kyi,
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,
WorldPost Asia Pacific,
Aung San Suu Kyi Burma,
Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar,
Worldpost Global Order,
Forget the world. She should try starting at home, with the Rohingya of Rakhine. And if she won't, or can't, then maybe she should consider handing back the prize she waited more than two decades to collect.
I was born behind barbed wire 70 years ago in a maximum-security prison camp for Japanese-Americans in Northern California. My visit with mothers and children at the euphemistically named Karnes County "Residential Center" a few weeks ago triggered distressing associations of my own experience as a child. We too lived in a constant state of fear and anxiety, never knowing what our fate would be.
In a world recovering from an economic crisis and stressed by high unemployment rates, this job creation potential is an important consideration for policy-makers
Worldwide, there are nearly 170 million Africans in the diaspora. With enormous progress taking root across the continent, Africans in the diaspora are uniquely positioned to contribute to boosting the economic growth and prosperity in Africa.
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John Fitzgerald Gates,
Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.
We know from years of research that fulfilling work leads to healthier and happier people. Creating workplace cultures where workers flourish is a business opportunity no organization should ignore.
I never thought anything was off-limits. When I was in the eighth grade, my dad introduced me to industrial design. It hooked me. I loved the idea of designing products that people use every day and I loved computers and creating in a digital space. Then, I met the Internet and it all coalesced. The Internet gave me the tools to create digital experiences that touch millions of people.
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I want our generation to be the last one to grow up knowing structural and cultural barriers that hold women back. I want our daughters and sons to be able to choose the same college courses and pursue the same careers -- for the same pay.
We need to stop focusing on differences and, instead, start focusing on similarities. We are all people. It does not matter if we are brown, paste white, peach or any other color. We are all people.
When we first started working in the WASH sector in Zambia, we were using mobile phones and cloud-based data aggregation to engage government workers. We worked through community volunteers and district environmental health technicians. Little did we know, we had only scratched the surface.
Memorial Day honors and remembers Americans who died during military service. As Maya Angelou famously said, "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" Some celebrities and notables tweeted to commemorate the holiday.
Our focus, then, should not be on trying to "figure it all out." It should be on finding ways to be more accepting of the place we are currently in -- and looking for lessons that we can call upon for guidance in the future.
Attention, those of you who think teenagers are responsible for most of the unplanned pregnancies and births in this country. You're wrong. Way wrong. Teen pregnancies (about 85 percent of which are unplanned) and births among teens 15 to 19 are at their lowest rates ever. The teen pregnancy...
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Stop Telling Women To Smile,
Safe Hub Collective, an organization devoted to creating public spaces that are secure for all people, conducted a harassment survey in 2013. Out of the more than 500 participants, 88 percent said they had experienced street harassment in Boston.
If you read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or the proposed bills, including the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, proposed by Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO), they are all about parental rights, but they only empower students once they turn 18.
Our Harvard degrees matter, yes, but for reasons I feel are under-emphasized. It is true that some employers, neighbors, and people sitting next to us on airplanes react strongly to "the H-bomb," as it has so affectionately been called.
Growing up in the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA), Donique Wray had several strikes against her at an early age. First, her mom had run away from home at thirteen to live on the streets and she had a hard time recognizing her own brilliance or that within Donique.