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50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Egypt and South Africa--Bucket List Must-Dos

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

I have always had an interest in traveling to South Africa and Egypt. I was deeply interested in learning about the impact of the apartheid atrocity a...

Making Music, Celebrating Mandela: The Soweto Gospel Choir Takes Its Message To The World

Michael Levin | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

It took the Soweto Gospel Choir only a matter of months from its founding in November, 2002 to reach the top of the music world. The group's first album, "Voices Of Heaven," reached number one on Billboard's World Music Chart within three weeks of its U.S. release.

The 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa

ADST | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.

Helping Our Children Starts With Listening To Them

Carol Dyanti | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Carol Dyanti

Every child is their own person, with their own complications, and the job of a mother is a very impossible but very sacred one. It is my job, and I would like to suggest the job of each of us, to love them, to create a better world for them, no matter what.

In Ferguson the Media Got It All Wrong: The Real Story Is a Community Fighting Back

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 10.18.2014 | Media
Carlos F. Torres

While pledging non violence, many are coming to the conclusion that it's time to take a stand against an unabated offensive targeting working people and other minorities that has systematically eroded their rights, their livelihoods, their future.

Making Every Day the Day of the African Child

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

As we celebrate the Day of the African Child this week, we hold in our hearts the brave Nigerian schoolgirls -- those in captivity, those who have escaped, the thousands whose fearless assertion of their right to an education has put them now at such risk.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Jack Schimmelman

Dasha. Photo by Tania. Used with permission. If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution. So said Emma Goldman more than 100 year...

Activist Shareholders: Hear Them, Don't Necessarily Heed Them

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

January 1987 and South Africa was burning. The eyes of the free world transfixed on a country in turmoil -- declared state of emergency, mounting Anti...


Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

This 3 Minute Postcard shows a slice of Mandela's life through the Township that meant so much to him, and to all of South Africa.

A Day for Africa's Children

Anne Goddard | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

There are other challenges that the Day of the African Child brings to mind, and they are perhaps even more complex and nuanced than the larger, overarching ones. I'm referring to the array of harmful social and cultural practices that countless African children, especially young girls, must endure.

Stone Soup In Soweto

Kristen Marble | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Kristen Marble

Stone soup is simple: Each person contributes just one ingredient to a pot containing water and a stone. Through cooperation and involvement of an entire community, a nourishing, delicious meal for all is created. Today in Soweto, South Africa we had the privilege of seeing this children's story come to life.

Street Style Stars And More: Africa Fashion Week 2012

Julee Wilson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Black Voices
Julee Wilson

I've found that the people in South Africa dress with a sense of celebration. At times the elaborate prints and embellishments can feel a bit over-the-top and excessive but there is a sophistication and also a touch of levity in their fashion sense that I definitely plan on adopting.

New South African Playhouse Uses Theater For Change

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home

JOHANNESBURG — Playwright, director and actor John Ledwaba gave up theater during South Africa's turbulent 1980s and left his Soweto home to tra...

Rape Caught On Video

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- When a 17-year-old girl said to have the mental capacity of a 5-year-old was reported missing four weeks ago in the sprawling South Af...

Biking Soweto

Jim Calio | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

You can still see the dilapidated metal shacks that blight huge areas; they sit near elegant new homes, some worth millions.

Soweto Strings: Township Orchestra Plays in London

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

The music school offers more than just a place of learning. It also acts as a refuge for many of the students who face difficulties associated with township life including extreme poverty, violence and exposure to drugs.

A Sunday In Soweto

Pam Grout | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

Soweto is overcrowded, dirty and noisy. It's also one of the most fascinating, joyful, high-spirited places I've ever visited.

South Africa's Five-Star Adventures

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

If wild safari animals and ghosts roaming around your luxury tent isn't enough of a thrill for you, don't worry -- the South Africans have more wild activities up their vuvuzelas.

The Top Five (Or So) Games of the World Cup

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

The World Cup can be a little bit much for the average Amerian soccer fan. Best then to leave the television off, because the good people at ESPN are broadcasting all 64 World Cup games.

The Historic Sweep of Soweto

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Gable

It's day six, or at least I think it is, of our American bloggers tour in South Africa. We just drove past Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house, the gentle Anglican cleric who preached against apartheid.