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Extreme Poverty in Western America: Pine Ridge Reservation.

NOTE This article, while drawing many ties, does not focus itself on the trail of tears or genocide of the Native American. If you are interested in this topic, start┬áhere. Update 7/24/2013 Added Red Cloud Indian School. A brief introduction…

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5 Things You Should Know About Brazil

If you have seen posts floating around Twitter and now Facebook with the hashtag #changeBrazil #acordaBrazil, if you are mystified by the sudden appearance of Brazil in your newsfeed, if you know nothing, or even if you already know of…

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The [black] face of poverty in America.

According to data from the US Census Bureau, African Americans make up approximately 35% of Americans below the poverty line, with Hispanics not far behind at 33%. While the latter statistic has increased rapidly over the past decade, the former…

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Kenyan Education Initiative

The Problem In Kenya, the government only provides education through the eighth grade. In order to attend secondary school students are required to take a┬áNational Exam (KCPE) that determines their education track. If students do well enough on the test,…

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Analysis: The United States and Failing Foreign Policy in Africa

Summary This article investigates and analyses actions taken by the United States and developed nations in regards to African foreign policy. Over the past 50 years billions of dollars have been spent in the name of the continent, and yet…

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A Word on Responsible Giving

First of all congrats on all that money! I gotta say I’m jealous. But let’s be honest, you don’t deserve that! I just gave it to you! You should at least donate a little bit. Let’s say $100. To cancer…

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We Lift as We Rise: Happy Feet Youth Project

Welcome to Langa This past January, I was given the opportunity to visit Langa, a township located just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Langa has a population of over 100,000 people, all of them black, and only about 50%…

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Our First Fundraiser. Giving Clean Water to 40 People in Need

Happy September Everyone! I only very recently launched Positive Activism, and let me just say that I am overwhelmed with the initial response I got. The website reached over 2,000 hits in the past two days, which is very good…

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