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Community Empowerment

Blazing The Path From Financial Deserts To Inclusive Financial Growth

Clayola Brown | Posted 12.01.2016 | Black Voices
Clayola Brown

In these urban and rural areas where financial resources are scarce and money moves in slow and costly ways, education is a powerful tool for uplifting economically depressed communities.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

Building a Stronger Liberia After Ebola

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

At this juncture, Liberia must address the factors that made it possible for Ebola to spread so quickly -- including the deep mistrust among Liberians, weakly-functioning social services, poor accountability and an overly centralized government.

Promise Zones Provide Opportunity and a Pathway to an Equitable Future

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

First announced by President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address, the Promise Zone Initiative aims to build a broader middle-class through partnering with local communities and businesses to create a pathway to greater economic stability for struggling families.

AWF: Empowering Africans to Be Guardians of Wildlife

Jamie Joseph | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

We will never win the war on poaching unless we get the Asian demand countries on side through education and legislation; however, that will take patience and a whole lot of political will, and in the meantime Africa's wildlife is haemorrhaging.

Betting on the Big Picture in West Africa

Tostan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWe have the opportunity to end FGC in Senegal and expand the movement in West Africa, greatly reduce child/forced marriage and violence against women and girls.

College Students take on Negative Rap Lyrics

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ryan Mack

AAB understands if it truly takes a village to raise a child, we must demonstrate accountability for all of those issues that have a negative effect in the village.

A Letter to Russell Simmons: Stop Selling Your Rushcard!

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ryan Mack

Making money from ignorance is not the answer -- education is the answer and we must provide it. All of our actions must be done for the good of the people and not the good of the pocket.