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Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa



Apartheid, El espejo sudafricano - CCCB, Photo by Rubén Díaz

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black. I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]

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International Volunteers Series: Caregiver in Cochabamba, Bolivia




Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 08:07 a.m. DST, 24 June 2014 BOLIVIA, Cochabamba — This week I spoke with Charlene Becicka, a caregiver at an orphanage in a rural pueblo outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba is known as the “City of Eternal Sunshine” because of the beautiful weather year round. This orphanage offers a […]

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Dear Chicago | Mother Buries Four Children



Targets, Photo by Hypersapiens

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:03 p.m. DST, 05 June 2014 This post is inspired by a DailyMail article, “Tears of a Mother who lost her FOUR Children to Chicago’s Gun Crime Epidemic” Dear Chicago, Its been awhile since we last spoke on the Yard at Howard University, I remember you telling […]

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The Wolf of the Matter



"Polar wolf's argument" Photo by: Tambako The Jaguar

Two Wolves | A Cherokee Legend Last Modified: 02:38 p.m. DST, 3 June 2014 An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, […]

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International Volunteers Series: Teaching English in Yanji, China



Teacher Assistant for Chinese ESL Learners, Photo by Rex Pe

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 2:55 p.m. DST, 1 June 2014 CHINA, Yanji — For The first in a series of interviews I’m conducting with young volunteers around the globe, I spoke with Sarah Dickhut, an English teacher in Yanji, China. Dickhut graduated from Loras College in 2013 with degrees in Biological Research and […]

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