Tag: Good Work

Jan 24

Artistic Power

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. That is what I’ve always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.” ~ Edwidge Danticant – Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work …

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Jan 23

Life after Death – Part One

treating hidradenitis suppurativa Young, strong, sharp, reality?s electric in your present tense?this is who you are before the phone rings: ?Dead? Murdered, who was?? David Kato, 46, gay rights activist, Ugandan, bludgeoned with a hammer to the skull in his own home and now a group of organizers in New York City want a vigil …

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Jan 21

Little Travel Lies

I am an avid traveler and like most travelers, I enjoy taking photos of the places I visit as a reminder of what I saw and experienced. When I returned from a trip to South Africa, a friend remarked that she was surprised because my pictures didn’t look like they were of “Africa.” There were …

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Jan 14

Youth Entrepreneurs and the value of combining business and social sector work

In a webcast on Tuesday, as part of the Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series, Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton shared insight into his feelings about social entrepreneurship. He defined social entrepreneurship in this way; “the most powerful force in the world is an idea in the hands of a great entrepreneur.” I would add that this entrepreneur …

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Jan 12

Our Arrogance is Partly to Blame

It would seem that to address social problems around the globe requires celebrities and western donor nations. When the earthquake hit Haiti in January of 2010, it appeared as though nothing would happen unless you donated to a big American charity. For of course, Haitians would be unable to do anything without us. In the …

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