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Why I Skipped the White House's Ramadan Dinner

Why I Skipped the White House’s Ramadan Dinner

by Asraa Mustufa on July 23 2014, 7:00AM

Samer Khalaf, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, details why he called for a boycott of the high-profie iftar at the White House.

Topics: Global Affairs

Where Slavery Still Exists

Where Slavery Still Exists

by Carla Murphy on February 24 2014, 10:31AM

An around-the-world look.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

After the Quake, Millennial Haitian-Americans Are Open for Business

After the Quake, Millennial Haitian-Americans Are Open for Business

by Carla Murphy on January 17 2014, 7:00AM

One American-born and raised Hatian millennial explains why he and his peers are doing business on the island.

Topics: Global Affairs

A Struggle's Echo, from South Africa to Brazil

A Struggle’s Echo, from South Africa to Brazil

by Cheryl Sterling on December 8 2013, 11:00AM

Brazil scholar Cheryl Sterling explains how Nelson Mandela’s message has inspired movements for black freedom throughout the diaspora.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy

Mandela and the Black Diaspora

Mandela and the Black Diaspora

by Marjorie Valbrun on December 8 2013, 10:06AM

Mandela made tangible the native history I was taught to be proud of, but to which I couldn’t always relate.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

by Barbara Ransby on December 6 2013, 12:30PM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby reflects on the anti-apartheid protests that became some of the defining social movements of the 20th century.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

Mandela, the Unapologetic Radical

Mandela, the Unapologetic Radical

by Vijay Prashad on December 6 2013, 9:50AM

The world’s powerful now mourn an icon, but still avoid facing his politics.

Topics: Global Affairs, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

White Woman Becomes Maasai Warrior (Seriously)

White Woman Becomes Maasai Warrior (Seriously)

by Aura Bogado on September 13 2013, 9:00AM

Meet the very problematic Mindy Budgor.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Hunger Strikes Continue at Guantanamo After Six Months

Hunger Strikes Continue at Guantanamo After Six Months

by Von Diaz on August 6 2013, 1:40PM

Sixty inmates Guantánamo Bay remain on hunger strike after six months, leading celebrities to speak out in protest.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Brazilian Protestors Suggest: 'Call Me a Cup, and Invest in Me

Brazilian Protestors Suggest: ‘Call Me a Cup, and Invest in Me”

by Aura Bogado on June 19 2013, 11:53AM

Hundreds of people are protesting Brazil’s neglect of basic public infrastructure.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Anti-Gay Climate in Zambia Worsening Its HIV Epidemic

Anti-Gay Climate in Zambia Worsening Its HIV Epidemic

by Jorge Rivas on April 19 2013, 4:03PM

The anti-gay obsession in the landlocked southern African nation of Zambia is worsening its HIV epidemic.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

What the U.S. Can Learn From Africa's Booming Economy

What the U.S. Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy

by Imara Jones on April 5 2013, 9:51AM

The continent may have entered a new phase in its history. How? By focusing on healthy people and local investment.

Topics: Economic Justice, Global Affairs

To Chinua Achebe, With Love

To Chinua Achebe, With Love

by Akiba Solomon, Roopika Risam, Adeline Koh on March 26 2013, 6:00AM

In honor of the Nigerian “Things Fall Apart” author who died last week, scholar-activists Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam capture the power—and joy—of Chinua Achebe in a new comic strip.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs

Why Theresa Spence Is Still on a Hunger Strike, 7 Weeks Later

Why Theresa Spence Is Still on a Hunger Strike, 7 Weeks Later

by Aura Bogado on January 23 2013, 9:20AM

The Attawapiskat First Nation chief and Idle No More movement have put Natives under the spotlight in Canada—begging larger questions for the U.S., too.

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs

Interactive Map of January 11th Idle No More Events

Interactive Map of January 11th Idle No More Events

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2013, 1:40PM

The Media Co-op compiled a list of events that include protests, flash mobs and teach-ins in an interactive map that spans the globe.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

by on November 30 2012, 9:19AM

Musician Mike Ladd and jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer explore the emotional toll of war on veterans of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, National Security

Walmart Admits Goods Were Made at Bangladesh Factory Before Fire

Walmart Admits Goods Were Made at Bangladesh Factory Before Fire

by Jorge Rivas on November 27 2012, 3:22PM

Walmart has admitted some of its products were made at the Bangladesh garment factory where a weekend fire killed at least 112 people.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Walmart Ignored Deadly 'High Risks' at Bangladeshi Factory

Walmart Ignored Deadly ‘High Risks’ at Bangladeshi Factory

by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 4:00PM

More than 100 people died Saturday and Sunday in a fire at a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

The Rest of World Would Vote for Obama, BBC Poll Finds

The Rest of World Would Vote for Obama, BBC Poll Finds

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 10:48AM

A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW, Politics

In Haiti, Officials Fear Rising Food Prices and Increase in Cholera Cases

In Haiti, Officials Fear Rising Food Prices and Increase in Cholera Cases

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 10:14AM

Almost three years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the country now faces another threat after Hurricane Sandy.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

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