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Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

On the "A" w/Souleo: FACE Africa Takes on the Clean Water Mission in Liberia

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

There is a reason why Saran Kaba Jones presented her fifth annual WASH gala for FACE Africa at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. With its waterfront locati...

Liberia Can Elect A Strong, Feminist Leader, But It Can't End Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first woman to be elected president of an African country, has long been heralded as a leadi...

Report: President's Convoy Used To Smuggle Pot

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Investigators for Liberia's Drug Enforcement Agency say they are questioning the head of the presidential motorcade and thr...

Condemned: The Award-Winning Work of Robin Hammond on Mental Illness in Africa

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.17.2013 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

During a trip to Juba, South Sudan to cover the referendum for independence, photojournalist Robin Hammond came across a story he had never seen adequately depicted, when he saw, as he tells FotoEvidence, a mentally ill girl begging at the side of the road.

A Big Task for a "Small Small Thing"

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Sofiya Ballin

There is something about her eyes. Big, round saucers brimming with innocence that can see right through you. A dark scar runs down her cheek, a permanent tear for a girl who has a lot to cry about but instead smiles.

A Culture of Impunity -- for Whom?

Carl Pope | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

We cheerfully allow domineering corporations, which are not in fact living human beings, the kind of bailout that outrages us when we reward flesh-and-blood tyrants with the same privilege -- impunity for the damages they cause to others.

The Power of One Pen: Shooting in Liberia with Mercy Corps

Nancy Farese | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Nancy Farese

I've known how to write my name since I was four years old, so as I watched Cedeh sit down with paper and a prized ink pen and slowly work through the letters of her name I had a sense of peering into someone's shame.

A Decade of Aid Dependence in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Blair Glencorse

To give Liberia a better chance at overcoming its past and moving toward a more prosperous future, the international community must escape from its self-perpetuating cycle of underachievement.

Liberia Marks Major Anniversary

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

MONROVIA, Liberia — The ex-wife of former Liberian President Charles Taylor said the convicted war criminal made "the ultimate sacrifice" by exi...

WATCH: North Carolina Town Adopts 45 Orphans

Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

Ever wonder how a single act of kindness can prompt a domino effect of others? Meet Lysa Terkeurst, a mom of three girls, whose decision to adopt two...

How GirlFoward Helped Me Stand Out and Speak Out

GirlForward | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
GirlForward

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgI was born in the beautiful city of Monrovia, Liberia. In my earliest memories as a child, the city was very peaceful. But then war broke out, and we eventually lost everything we had: peace, happiness, family members, communication, and our home.

Diverging Bases: The Case Against the Metric System

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science
Lila Nordstrom

In the same way that the foot was obviously invented by a potentially vain, math-hating medieval person, the meter was clearly invented by an anti-social mathematician.

The Promise of Africa's Women

Richard Attias | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Richard Attias

Women remain the untapped economic superpower. As Africa becomes more and more prosperous, we must ask what role African women will play in this growth.

The Best and Worst Human Rights Developments of 2012

Freedom House | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Freedom House

As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?

'Let the Iron Lady Roar': A Message to President Sirleaf Johnson

Juliet Asante | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Juliet Asante

"I envision a Liberia where the young people have a fighting chance, like every other young person in a developed country. A chance to dream big and a chance to achieve their dreams, however insurmountable they may seem."

'I Am Abigail' on Thousands of Foreheads

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

More Than Me, an education and girls' empowerment non-profit, is gaining notoriety through its guerilla-style marketing, inspiring hundreds of people to write "I am Abigail" on their foreheads and posting the photos on Facebook.

MASSIVE Prison Break

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia -- State-run media says more than 60 inmates have broken out of prison in the West African nation of Liberia. Regional authorities ...

'The Face of America in Africa' Must End Constitutional Racism

Rima Merhi | Posted 09.29.2012 | World
Rima Merhi

The Liberian constitution makes it mandatory for citizens of Liberia to be black of African descent. I am one of many white children born in Liberia to non-African parents and denied nationality and citizenship rights due to the color of my skin and my roots.

The Border You've Never Heard About

Norm Schriever | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Norm Schriever

Driving north for an hour from the city of Liberia in Costa Rica, past skinny cows in postcard-green meadows, one wonders if civilization is ever going to reemerge, and then the taxi driver slams on his brakes.

Liberia: Signs of the Times

Letty Cottin Pogrebin | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Last month, during an eight-day study tour of Liberia, I discovered that shop names, posters, advertisements, and graffiti told the story of the place and its problems more graphically than any article or guidebook.

Crimes Against Humanity? Who, Me?

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands -- Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has appealed his war crimes and crimes against humanity convictions and his 50-y...

Ohio Brothers Give Kids In Africa A Chance At Soccer

westlake.patch.com | Posted 07.13.2012 | Impact

What started as a simple, good-hearted plan is slowly taking over the rec room in the Sutcliffe home. Mark and Brian Sutcliffe started Operation Ho...

Telling a Story of Africa Through Youth and Innovation: 'My Africa Is'

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.