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The future of Zambia

Delighted to visit Zambia last week, to talk about enterprise and investment in Lusaka – one of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa.

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

Some messiahs take their time.<p>It took 14 years, but D'Angelo's third album, <i>Black Messiah</i>, finally landed on Dec. 15. And its timing is impeccable.<p>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 <i>Associated Press</i> 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

5 December 2014<p>Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a …

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” …

Teens

Is This the Most Important Artwork of 2014? - Creators

A week after <i>TIME</i> 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 Longo's 10ft-wide charcoal drawing of Ferguson police holding back protestors …

Art

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.<p>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

Up to 10,000 boys and girls are now fighting in sectarian conflict, according to Save the Children<p>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 …

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.<p>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 …

Minecraft

30 Uplifting Photos Of Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

charity donations & gifts for children

5 key areas we need to cover for children<p>What happens when you lose a parent in Syria?<p>The streets weren’t safe - so these children went underground.

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

At least 141 killed in Peshawar, says army spokesman Seven terrorists killed, according to army Three days of national mourning announced Taliban sought no terms, began shooting immediately<p>Read the latest summary

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

State surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits

Our willingness to accept outrageous terms and conditions allows the security services to do as they wish<p>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 …

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 <i>skin</i> by …

15 Unique School Classrooms From Around The Globe

Here's a whole new look at the world.<p>Following on from our features on unique street food throughout the world & how much do people pay for food …

18 Candid & Personal Photographs By Stanley Kubrick

One of the most obvious traits throughout all of Stanley Kubrick's films and work is his dedication and passion for conjuring up iconic imagery and …

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.<p>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

The 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine (established in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster) has been virtually …

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.”<p>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. <br>We sent an actor, a film …

Africa
Black History

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 …