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Check this out: TED Talk by Joy Sun, Should you donate differently?

This is a really important topic that needs to be discussed on a broader base. How many billions of dollars have been donated for “aid,” yet so many communities are … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Expandable Shoes Adapt to Fit the Feet of Growing Children

What a novel idea! And they are pretty cute, too! Seriously though, this is huge for poor people and the health of their children. This design is perfect for jungle … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Rethinking Corporate Pay Structure

This got a ton of attention a few months ago, but I wanted to catalog it here too. It’s a bit sickening to think of the pay disparity in the … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Gary Haugen’s TED Talk about poverty

This TED Talk by Gary Haugen is awesome. Gary brings up a blatantly obvious problem about poverty – the violence that accompanies it. I completely agree with his views and I … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: George Lucas Wants to Build Low-Income Housing in Marin County

I’m not a Star Wars fan, but I can totally get behind George Lucas on his initiative to build affordable homes in Marin County, California. “We’ve got enough millionaires here. … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: ‘TechHire’ White House Initiative

Y’all already know that I have a girl crush on Megan Smith. Here she is doing awesome things at the White House by rolling out a new initiative called ‘TechHire’ … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: A Rare Win for the First Peoples

This is a very long piece (linked below), but it is an important story about what is happening to Native People’s land in Canada right now. The decades-long fight between the … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: University of Cape Town Removes Controversial Monument

This is a good lesson that we should all reflect on. Although some might say that we are too sensitive as a society about race, the truth is that it … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Real Community-Oriented Policing

Simple concept making a big difference in Houston, Texas. Fabulous! This is What Community Oriented Policing Looks Like – YouTube.

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Sad Reality of Women of Color in Film Industry

Ya’ll remember Mo’Nique? If you follow the awards shows, she won Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her role in Precious. Normally winning these sorts of awards means you’ve “made it,” … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Diversity in Film-Making Sucks

Diversity in film casts and film-making is a big deal. Movies and films shape a person more than one might realize. The fact that only 3 black women released movies … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 4: Labor/Work

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here on December 9, 2014.* The top 5 challenges currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 3: Education

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here on October 7, 2014.* The top 5 challenges currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: The Price of Modernization in Panama

This is a topic that hits home for me personally, although issues like this are happening all around the globe and we simply never hear about them. What a struggle … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment
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