As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.
Mentor Mothers teach socialization, encouraging play and bonding. Young, alone, uneducated, and unprepared for parenthood, teaching a mother to show love is one of the most basic and rewarding tasks.
Far from unmitigated benefit, growth often causes and exacerbates serious mental, physical and environmental problems. Research shows that as wealth increases, so does obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression.
The news that reaches the Diaspora is normally about the tragedies. This is an unsustainable way of engaging in the issue and in the interim between public abuses, there must be more real relationship building with potential allies.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...
There is nothing worse than feeling like your parent just gave up on you and forgot about you.
Who doesn't love a bit of zip-lining? Just outside Cape Town, jump into your harness and head into the hills to fly across valleys and soar over woodland.
Liverpool-born Julian Lennon had his exhibition, Horizon, opening this week at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York. It is an awareness-photography series, associated with his involvement in the Water and The White Feather Foundation initiative for Africa.
Women have enormous potential to improve the economic future of Africa if they gain sustainable employment, and entrepreneurship offers a substantial opportunity for them to achieve greater economic stability.
It's time to start planning your summer break, but make sure you head to the season's best spots.
Mothers like Achta will do all within their power to feed their children, but sometimes the reality is that it's just not possible. As a result, the children pay the price. The damage to their bodies and minds is irreversible.
The resources available don't begin to match the needs. It's now commonly acknowledged that we must find new solutions to address refugee displacement beyond what is known as a "care and maintenance" approach.
No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't shock you with any unwanted surprises.
How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?
Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, over 50 individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees.
Expanding access to higher education and advanced training for both women and men is necessary to equip African professionals with the skills to meet local and global market demands.