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A realistic portrayal of armed militants in combat gear, set against a backdrop of a village affected by conflict. Destroyed buildings and displaced people highlight the severe impact of extremist violence in the region.

Sahel’s Crisis: Urgent Steps for Democracy and Stability

The Sahel faces instability with eight coups since 2020. Discover the urgent need for economic development, governance reforms, and a ...
Close-up of an unmarked police car with plain-clothes officers nearby, showing tense and confused expressions, with neighbors watching from a distance on a suburban street.

Seeking Truth: The Heartbreaking Case of Daniel Lewis

The tragic police shooting of Daniel Lewis raises serious questions about police conduct and racial bias. The family seeks justice ...
This image shows a pivotal community meeting in Ten Mile, where African American residents gather to address the threats posed by new development projects. Their determined expressions and the detailed maps in the background underscore their proactive efforts in legal and political advocacy.

Climate Gentrification: Ten Mile’s Struggle and Solutions

The historic Ten Mile community in Charleston County is battling climate gentrification and development pressures while preserving its cultural heritage ...
The image captures the emotional and physical toll of the journey across the Sahara Desert, highlighting the extreme conditions African migrants face.

Devastating Struggles: The Harsh Reality of African Migrants

Refugees and migrants in Africa face severe violence and exploitation, particularly on land routes like the Sahara Desert. Learn about ...
A concerned Black woman faces the potential pitfalls of biased facial recognition technology, highlighting the need for ethical AI frameworks.

AI Bias: Transforming Technology for Black Communities

Artificial Intelligence poses significant challenges to Black communities, from biased algorithms to limited diversity in tech. Learn how we can ...

Missouri Prison Guards Charged: Inmate Death Sparks Urgent Reform

Guards restraining an inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. Missouri prison guards face serious charges after a brutal incident ...
This cinematic photorealistic image captures a small-scale farmer in Malawi who is practicing agroforestry by intercropping maize with Gliricidia sepium trees. The background features a lush, green field with thriving crops and trees. The farmer's content expression reflects the success of sustainable farming practices in enhancing yields and soil health.

Boosting Yields and Resilience: Successful Soil Restoration in Africa

Revitalizing African soil through regenerative agriculture improves food security and combats climate change. Discover successful soil restoration initiatives and their ...
Cinematic image showing a wealthy businessman in a lavish office and a struggling Black family in a modest home, highlighting wealth inequality during the pandemic.

Wealth Tax: A Solution to Global Hunger and Inequality

Taxing the super-rich could reduce global hunger and wealth inequality. This article explores successful implementations and outcomes of wealth taxes ...
This image highlights the economic challenges faced by Black families, with a focus on a mother's stress over household bills in a modest kitchen.

Black Children and the Poverty Gap: Systemic Inequities

Black children in the U.S. face a significant poverty gap due to systemic racism, stagnant wages, and rising costs. Long-term ...
A cinematic photorealistic montage showing historical images of slavery, forced labor, and present-day child protection services, reflecting the legacy of systemic racism on Black children.

The Enduring Legacy of Forced Child Labor and Racism

The case of Donald Ray Lantz and Jeanne Kay Whitefeather highlights severe allegations of human trafficking and child abuse against ...
A wide angle shot of a busy community health center with a community health worker guiding a Black patient with CKD through accessing care, surrounded by advocacy posters and informational booths, brightly lit to convey hope and efficiency.

Hidden Battles: CKD and Social Determinants in Black Lives

Discover the hidden struggles of CKD in Black communities and learn how awareness, policy changes, and support can improve lives ...

Black Women Leading the Slow Living Movement on Social Media

Black women are leading the slow living movement on TikTok and Instagram, embracing self-care and mindfulness. (Image generated by MidJourney) ...