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93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading
#BlackLivesMatter In order of appearance: Voice of Georgie Booker @GeorgettaBook Patrisse Cullors @osope Justin Danzy @Danzy_ Sarah Bragg @Krimson_Kinks Kalkidan Amare @kweenkalki Rian Brown @FearlessNFree Missouri footage courtesy of Yohana Iyob @nuwayu
Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his … Continue reading
The film Portraits from South Africa is a documentary that teaches us how one simple act of reaching out to touch the lives of others liberates the human spirit of the giver and receiver.
A new book by legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander argues that although Jim Crow laws have been eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. Its simply been redesigned, and now racial control functions … Continue reading
Rare Recording of Activist Named to FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List
Documentary about the violence in Chicago a.k.a Chi raq
Born in 1938, Keorapetse ’Willie’ Kgositsile left South Africa in 1961 as one of the first young ANC members instructed to do so by the leadership of the liberation movement. He was a founding member of the ANC Department of … Continue reading
In the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights young Latinos are trying to stave off gentrification with what they call gentefication by opening their own hip businesses.
Thousands of protesters descended on Capitol Hill to demand immigration reform. Over 100 local and national organizations came together to ask for a path to citizenship just days before the so-called “Gang of Eight” lawmakers are set to reveal their … Continue reading
While you take your three day weekend, remember those who struggled to get Friday and Saturday off.
Fresh Prep is an innovative student-centered curriculum that uses Hip-Hop music to help students review the key content and skills tested on the New York State Regents Exams. Harnessing the appeal and mnemonic power of music and youth culture, Fresh … Continue reading