When a fashion designer includes a dried petal in his invitation and quotes a Cherokee proverb about man's struggle between good and evil, he's got me at "Hello".
The year closed in an epidemic of fear and displacement. Fear of terror, of violence, of speaking up, of being gunned down -- in church, in the street, in a park, at an office party, in one's own home. Displacement, due to barrel bombs and cluster bombs, terrorist thuggery and the very real threats on multiple continents from dictators clinging to power.
The experiences of Ghanaians migrating to the United States suggest that our family reunification policies are not at fault for the San Bernardino shootings. Family reunification is already too expensive and takes too long.
A DKT Indonesia midwife counsels a client in her clinic in Jember, East Java. In 2014, this network of nearly 5,000 midwife clinics helped DKT Indon...
Some of the reasons for the limited success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) include lack of local participation and the top-down approach of the MDGs, without focusing on local needs and preferences.
Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and researcher and a visiting professor at the Harvard University School of Education, calls the Global Educational Re...
Average living standards improved while the government managed to halve the rates of poverty, hunger and lack of clean drinking water. Despite this success, one major failure sticks out: sanitation.
people will ask me why CommonBond has a social mission. If you had come on this trip with me, I think you'd understand. So, you can expect to hear more from me on our Social Promise and the impact it's having. The more that people understand the impact of a strong social mission, the more social missions I believe we'll see.
This past July, a Boeing 777 headed toward take-off from the main international airport in Lagos, Nigeria crashed into another plane on the tarmac. Th...
A deep stigma toward disability coupled with a lack of resources and cultural beliefs around mental health conditions have contributed to the conditions for widespread abuse in West Africa.
When Sara Corry entered her yearlong HauteHopes Entrepreneur in Residence program with us in February of 2015, Sara told my Hautepreneurs cofounder, Jessica Eaves Mathews, that her biggest barrier to success was the lack of an e-commerce site to sell her company's hand-sewn scrubs.
If you think your relationships are complex, consider the convoluted ties among Ghana, Guinea, and the United States in the mid-1960s. The friendship ...
You know that time you kill on your phone? Candy Crush blah blah, or just vacantly swiping through a negative news feed? The Elbi community are putting that time to good use and helping a new school in Ghana with English and Art lessons, straight from their phones.
Once upon a time in a small Ghanaian village called Abenta, children could only learn when the sun was out. The lack of shelter meant any wind or rain in sight meant class was over. That was just a few years ago, but Village By Village fixed it.
Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.