Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given

President Barack Obama delivered stirring remarks about the state of American race relations at Howard University commencement Saturday afternoon. The president highlighted the progress of black Americans have made since his graduation from Columbia University in 1983, but also set forth a blueprint for the future. “Change doesn’t happen every four years,” the president said. Read more about Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given[…]

Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tabrez Noorani, a producer on the Academy Award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, will direct a movie on sex trafficking after first encountering victims of the trade in Los Angeles more than 10 years ago. “Love Sonia”, which starts filming next week, will feature actress Freida Pinto, who starred in “Slumdog Millionaire”, Read more about Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’[…]

George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles

How To Overcome Obstacles And Achieve Success, As Told By George Lopez It was April 23,1984, when George Lopez woke up on his friend’s couch. He had no money to his name, he had just been fired from his job and he had just gotten kicked out of the home he grew up in. That Read more about George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles[…]

Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?

Typically when an article mentions Jamaica, it’s part of a list of nice places to visit in the Caribbean, a port of call for a cruise ship or maybe part of a profile on Reggae music. Jamaica is rarely mentioned as a good place to do business. But one entrepreneur is trying to change that. Read more about Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?[…]

Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates

“My family is seventh-generation from Los Angeles, my great grandfather was actually the first Mayor of Santa Monica. I think I lived in 16 different houses growing up, everywhere from Elvis’s old bachelor pad, to living across the street from the old Tate House on Cielo [where the Charles Manson “family” committed the Tate murders in Read more about Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates[…]

30-Something Women Are Not Quitting Their Jobs for the Reason You Think

It turns out women have more in common with their male co-workers than previously believed: Both sexes’ top reasons for quitting jobs relate to insufficient compensation, lack of opportunities for learning and lack of meaningful work, reports the Harvard Business Review. A recent study published by the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) found sharp Read more about 30-Something Women Are Not Quitting Their Jobs for the Reason You Think[…]

Meet the 25-Year-Old Behind the World’s First Online School for Refugees

In the back of a building in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood, two 25-year-olds built what could become the world’s largest institute of higher education. Kiron—an online educational platform thought up by Markus Kressler and Vincent Zimmer—is the first educational hub for refugees and displaced persons. With its first semester complete, new students will be enrolling for Read more about Meet the 25-Year-Old Behind the World’s First Online School for Refugees[…]