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The Guardian

Lorenzo Tondo

19 March 2018

Sutera, Sicily, Italy

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Immigrants are reviving the local economy in Sutera. Before 2014, the Sicilian town was shrinking fast. All but a few hundred people had moved to look for work in bigger cities. Welcoming asylum seekers from Nigeria, ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ann Doss Helms

19 March 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Amidst the movement to integrate Career Technical Education (CTE) into college courses, one teacher decided to develop an all-female introductory auto shop class, empowering high school girls to learn skills that are ...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

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14 March 2018

India

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Organizations in India are providing avenues for the disabled to participate in sports such as mountaineering, biking, and scuba-diving. A disabled person is matched with an able-bodied person and the two collaborate ...

Twin Cities Business

Amanda Ostuni

8 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Black Film Festival highlights the work of black actors and filmmakers for the last sixteen years. It also helps grow the next generation of filmmakers through workshops as well as helping to ...

Al-Fanar Media

Tonny Onyulo

John Dyer

4 March 2018

Kenya

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Teachers for Teachers, is a US program that is educating untrained teachers in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Around 550 refugee primary-school teachers have been trained through the program. Refugees form about 85...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Marty Roney

2 March 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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In Montgomery, Ala., a transitional program offers former inmates a place to live and support while they focus on staying clean and finding work. Officials say programs like this play a key role in reducing recidivism...

The Local

Lee Roden

28 February 2018

Sweden

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Sweden confiscated thousands of explosive items within months of changing customs laws. The move, along with an amnesty program, are efforts to combat a seeming rise in grenade use by criminal gangs.

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

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28 February 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be called the murder capital of Western Europe until officials decided to tackle violent crime with a public health focus, using tactics similar to those used to control epidemics. A carrot and stick a...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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28 February 2018

Kotzebue, Alaska, United States

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Elders in Kotzebue, Alaska missed traditional foods like elk, caribou, and whale when they transitioned into assisted living, so a group formed to find a way through federal red tape. Locals, environmental health agen...

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Odette Chalaby

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19 February 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In order to address racial disparities in breast cancer survival rates, the Chicago-based Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task Force initiated a program to provide African American women with navigators. These navigators—w...

Daily Nation

Leopold Obi

17 February 2018

Massi, Kenya

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To prolong the shelf life of mangos, a cash crop in Kenya, members of the Masii Horticultural Farmers Cooperative in Machakos County have found a way to build innovative coolers that will work without a need for elect...

The Christian Science Monitor

Howard LaFranchi

14 February 2018

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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All-female police units in Jaipur are patrolling hotspots for sexual harassment and gender-based violence, such as bus stops and parks. Among the first in India, these units, as well as all-women police stations, are ...

The New York Times

Miriam Zoila Perez

14 February 2018

Winter Garden, Florida, United States

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A Florida clinic has achieved success caring for pregnant women from traditionally marginalized communities and helping them deliver healthy babies. The clinic’s care is distinguished by access for women with all type...

The Guardian

Precious Mayowa Agbabiaka

9 February 2018

London, England

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Ryan Coogler’s 2018 film about the Marvel Comics’ character Black Panther was strongly informed by African culture, feminism, and historical memory. To help eliminate barriers to engaging with and being inspired by th...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jill Vejnoska

8 February 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta’s High Museum has taken a multi-faceted approach to diversifying the demographics of museum visitors as well as museum staff. These include internal and external focus groups, curatorial fellowships, a simple ...

Pacific Standard

Sasha Chapin

8 February 2018

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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A facility in Ottawa called The Oaks gives alcoholics small amounts of alcohol throughout the day, and a place to live, to help them manage their addiction. Although research on the effectiveness of alcoholic recovery...

Washington Monthly

Jill Barshay

5 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Over the course of 50 years, a CUNY program called Search for Education, Exploration, and Knowledge (SEEK) has provided academic, financial, and counseling support to over 450,000 New York children. Economists are now...

South Philly Review

Tom Beck

30 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Comprehensive User Engagement Sites (CUES) provide addicts with resources and space to use their drugs safely under medical supervision. They provide clean needles, information on safe administration, drugs that can r...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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30 January 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Childhood trauma has lasting effects on development and stress response, but these can be treated with behavioral therapy and proper interventions. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris of the Center For Youth Wellness insists that...

The Atlantic

Melinda Anderson

23 January 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In 2010, the U.S. District Court of Louisiana reissued a ruling originally given in 1975: desegregate faculty and fill open positions with qualified black applicants so that the black teacher ratio reflects the ratio ...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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22 January 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Students enrolled in community college may waste time and money if they don't have a clear plan laid out for their post-secondary education. With new grant funding, five community colleges in Washington are working to...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

18 January 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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For patients with tuberculosis, it is vital that they take their medicine consistently and on schedule, even after they are no longer contagious, which can be time consuming and expensive for public health departments...

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Nick Fouriezos

11 January 2018

Mississippi, United States

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In order to overcome the lowest doctor-to-patient-ratio in the country, Mississippi has implemented a robust telemedicine program. The program counts among its successes a diabetes prevention program where people regu...

Vice

Keren Landman

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10 January 2018

South Carolina, United States

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Competent transgender care can be hard to access for many, but an organization that is utilizing a telehealth approach is helping to fill the gap in five states across southeastern United States. Although the video co...

Vox

Alvin Chang

8 January 2018

United States

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In many American districts, school segregation has returned to pre- Brown v. Board of Education levels. When determining attendance zones, most boards have gerrymandered districts to reinforce existing residential seg...

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