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Charleston mayor: “We are still a work in progress in America”


The racially-motivated shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, SC, has spurred discussion and debate about the state of racism in America. Continue reading

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A man walks by a farm in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Cuba, which had been pushing to attract more foreign investment in agriculture even before U.S. President Obama's announcement normalizing relations, could become a significant market for companies like Caterpillar Inc. Photographer: Bloomberg

What can we learn from Cuba’s organic farms?


After the fall of the Soviet Union, the government offered state-owned farms to anyone prepared to grow food to help feed the suffering population. Without pesticides, fertilizer or fuel for tractors, Cubans turned to organic farming. Continue reading

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Mourners hug after praying outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 18, 2015, a day after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1H60G

Gunman shoots nine people at Charleston church


A deadly shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina has left the country shocked and calling for answers. Continue reading

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Overcoming the stigma of mental illness in Pakistan


Years of domestic turmoil and stigma around mental illness have left Pakistanis struggling to find mental health support. Continue reading

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Understanding Cuban revolution through poetry – Class Activity


By Gabby Shacknai and Corinne Segal Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist and the son of the well-known Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara,…read more

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