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How Far Would You Go to Help a Stranger?

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.10.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Marysue Rucci | Off the Shelf When I received the submission Little Bee by British author Chris Cleave in 2007 and read the first lines--"Most day...

Life Without DAPA: One Woman's Story

Rebecca Abara | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Rebecca Abara

Knowing my family members won't get torn from me because of policies like DAPA is motivation to ensure that others can have what I believe is truly the American dream: living safe, healthy, and happy in the country that you love and call home.

The Ebola Plague: African Heroes and Martyrs

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Kwei Quartey

During the height of the Ebola panic, nurse Kacie Hickox, who cared for Ebola victims in Sierra Leone, was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey on her return to the United States. Said a friend and former classmate, "She's really concerned about her colleagues coming back to the U.S. after her."

The Art of Pursuing Your Dreams

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

Her story shows people that you can live your childhood dreams through dedication and hard work. In the same breath, you can use your dream career to influence your community in a positive manner.

Against Odds, Nigerian Artists Make It Happen

Ruthie Abel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

While somewhat distanced from the country's worst violence, with daily power cuts and nearly half of the population living below the national poverty line, Lagos is by no means a simple place to make or experience art.

Overcoming Ordinary Terror

Gary Haugen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

It's been a month since more than 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped from their school by the militant group Boko Haram. The world has since been watch...

In the World We Want, Nigerian Girls Can Go to School Without Fearing for Their Lives

Latanya Mapp Frett | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Latanya Mapp Frett

Nigerians and people around the world are increasingly demanding the safe return of more than 200 schoolgirls who are still missing after militant extremists from the group Boko Haram staged a mass kidnapping in the northern region of the country. The situation does not seem to be getting any better. This week, reports emerged of a second kidnapping of 11 more girls.

What Amy Chua Didn't Tell You: Why 'The Triple Package' Is Dead Wrong

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Khanh Ho

I'm not here to jump on that bandwagon. I'm here to address one crucial question that Amy Chua does not consider: the uneven starting point that immigrants face when they decide to come to the United States.

Beauty and the Baggage

Wana Udobang | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Wana Udobang

My friend the performance artist Wura Natasha Ogunji had just gifted me a 30 by 40 inch framed still shot from one of her performance pieces which I participated in titled 'Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman.'

America's New Face of Terrorism

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Thanks to a 23-year-old black man who deceptively looks like an innocent boy, African-Americans, Arabs and the Muslim Diaspora all have something in common. They are more easily viewed as terrorists, and there's no escaping it.