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The future of Zambia

The country has great potential to be a mover and shaker on the world stage, and I’m sure the people we met will continue Zambia’s recent progress. …


D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' is a protest album for the ages

Some messiahs take their time.

It took 14 years, but D'Angelo's third album, Black Messiah, finally landed on Dec. 15. And its timing is impeccable.

The politically charged record dropped in the middle of unrest over police brutality, particularly the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. …


Report: 786 Children Died Of Abuse In Plain Sight Of Authorities

A shocking report released by the Associated Press shows that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. over a six-year span, all in …


War by media and the triumph of propaganda

John Pilger's address to the Logan Symposium, 'Building an Alliance Against Secrecy, Surveillance & Censorship', organised by the Centre for …

International Relations

A teen’s horrifying tale of solitary confinement at Rikers

Every year, thousands of teens are held in solitary confinement in jails, prisons and juvenile halls nationwide. This is the story of Ismael “Izzy” …

Solitary Confinement

Is This the Most Important Artwork of 2014?

Untitled (Ferguson) Diptych, 2014, by Robert Longo. Photograph: Petzel Gallery

A week after TIME anointed images ranging from Ellen's Oscar selfie to Thomas van Houtryve's drone-aided photo of house boats as 2014's 10 most influential photos, Guardian writer Jonathan Jones, today, singled out Robert …


25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.

We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …


Child soldiers in Central African Republic more than doubled, says charity

The number of child soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) has more than doubled – and possibly quadrupled – since sectarian conflict erupted last year, putting them at risk of long-term psychological damage, Save the Children warns.

An estimated 6,000 to 10,000 boys and girls are currently …

Central African Republic

This “Minecraft” Community Is Saving The Lives Of Children With Autism

How a $2.50 experiment turned into one of the best places on the internet.

Angela was on call when a young boy with autism — who I’ll call Tim — came up to her for help. Tim’s friend had recently committed suicide, and it was clear he was shaken and upset. Within minutes of talking, Angela …

Developmental Disabilities

The woman saving Uganda's lost and abandoned children

African Voices is a weekly show that highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. Follow the team on Twitter.

(CNN) -- In 2010, Ugandan journalist Gladys Kalibala embarked on a mission to bring attention to …


30 Uplifting Photos Of Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

Boatmen in India, brick makers in Peru, and fishermen in the United Arab Emirates — these are just a few of the low-income entrepreneurs who make developing countries run.

While their income doesn't always factor into the GDP, they undoubtedly contribute to the world economy. These business owners …

Imagine if children ran the world – what would be the things that matter?

If 11-year-old Lexie ran the world children would have a voice and they’d be heard.

If six-year-old Emily ran the world, families would be a priority

Pakistan Taliban school attack kills 141, including 132 children - as it happened


Resilience and Hope – The Children of South Sudan

One year since fighting broke out in South Sudan, UNICEF looks back at the some of the inspiring and resilient children involved in the Learning for

South Sudan

India's Newest Heroine Breaks Rape-Talk Taboo with Comic Book

A beautiful woman, wrapped in a sari, sits calmly on top of a ferocious tiger. This is how much of the world meets Priya, India's newest superhero and a rape survivor.

Created by Indian-American filmmaker Ram Devineni, 'Priya's Shakti', a comic with futuristic augmented reality features, combats the …


Solar sunflower brings clean energy anywhere

Imagine a transportable solar power station that tracks the sun like a sunflower and cools itself by pumping water through its veins just like a plant.

The Sunflower Solar Harvester, developed by the Swiss company Airlight Energy, can do all that and in the process produce heating, desalinated …


State surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits

One night last week, I had a conversation over dinner with a student who is as puzzled as I am about why people seem so unworried by online surveillance. What would it take, we wondered, to wake people up? If the Snowden revelations did not constitute a “Milly Dowler moment”, then what would?

The …


Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Another day, another animal given a new lease on life thanks to 3D printing. This time it’s Derby, a dog born with deformed legs who, with the help of some folks at 3DSystems, now runs alongside his owners with gleeful abandon. Derby’s front legs have been augmented with two blade-like attachments …


When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes," as the saying goes. But scientists from universities across Europe are taking the maxim one step further, providing people an opportunity to experience life in someone else's skin by …

Race & Ethnicity

18 Candid & Personal Photographs By Stanley Kubrick

18 Candid & Personal Photographs By Stanley Kubrick One of the most obvious traits throughout all of Stanley Kubrick's films and work is his …

Stanley Kubrick

During Africa's Darkest Hour These Women Are A Flicker Of Hope

Make no mistake the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the most dangerous places to live in the world, particularly if you're a woman. Whilst …


Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn 1950s Style

Celebrated British illustrator and visual artist John Holcroft (whose work has been featured by the BBC, The Guardian and Reader's Digest) has …


Chilling Drone Footage From Ukraine's Radioactive Ghost Town

Chilling Drone Footage From Ukraine's Radioactive Ghost Town The 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine (established in the wake of …

Ghost Towns

Samuel L. Jackson Issues Challenge To All Celebrities: Call Out the Racism of the Police

On his Facebook page, Samuel L. Jackson posted this short video, encouraging celebrities to speak out on “police racism.”

He started out making …


The video game idea that caused a walkout at a gaming convention

In an effort to raise awareness of the situation of children in South Sudan, UNICEF embarked on an unusual kind of campaign.
We sent an actor, a film …

South Sudan

Dan Marbaix est un photographe dont la spécialité est l’exploration urbaine. Il voyage de ville en ville pour visiter des lieux construits par l’homme, abandonnés ou non, en général interdits d’accès ou tout du moins cachés. Pour cela, il a déjà été arrêté 20 fois mais il refuse d’abandonner ses explorations. A la vue des photos ci-dessous on comprend pourquoi. Dan n’etait pas supposé se trouver dans ces lieux mais sans cela nous n’aurions jamais eu ces fabuleux clichés. Ci-dessous une maison abandonnée en Allemagne. Il est difficile de dire ce qui fait exactement le charme de ces photos Est-ce le fait que ces logements aient été abandonnés Ou bien l’impression que la vie y suit encore son cours malgré tout Certains endroits ont en effet été laissé tels quels. Dans cette maison en Belgique par exemple, le faisan empaillé et la vieille radio sont intacts sur cette vieille commode Peu importe le nombre d’arrestations ou d’amendes, Dan estime que ses explorations en valent la peine, ne serait-ce que pour prendre des photos envoûtantes comme celles-ci d’un asile psychiatrique abandonnéBeaucoup de ces photos semblent en effet tout droit sorties d’un film d’horreur Ce ne sont pas des décors mais de vrais endroits laissés à l’abandon Certaines de ces photos sont fascinantes, limite dérangeantes. Pour voir davantage de ces photos, visites le site de Dan: Dan’s Flickr / Dan’s Web site Partages également ces sublimes clichés avec tes amis ci-dessous.

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity.

Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. Classroom

Portrait Photography

Emory Douglas: art's rebel without a pause

Taken from the November 2007 issue of Dazed & Confused:

In the late 1960s, America was not a place to be black. After centuries of slavery, segregation and political assassinations, the ghetto’s unemployed masses were subject to constant surveillance and harassment. It seemed that nothing short of a …


Why Are So Many Children Dying in Gaza?

The most appalling images out of Israel and Gaza over the past few weeks have been those of children: Four boys killed minutes after playing soccer …