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Malawi: Empty Stomachs Despite Agricultural Growth

27/08/2013

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Woman Farmer and Baby, Malawi

Ty Butler, Senior Correspondent International Development and Conflict Last Modified: 23:59 p.m. DST, 26 August 2013 LILONGWE, Malawi – Home to almost half of the world’s unused arable land, Sub-Saharan Africa has been characterized as a area of immense agricultural potential. The region though has traditionally experienced a fairly difficult time with its modern agricultural […]

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“One A Day” Black History Month ~ Ms. Kamala Devi Harris.

21/02/2012

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Kamala Harris, Attorney General Photo

Originally posted on MrMilitantNegro™:
By Jueseppi B. I knew about Ms. Kamala Devi Harris & her brilliant career, and now I will introduce those of you who didn’t know about her, to Ms. Kamala Devi Harris. Twenty-first in The “One A Day” Black History Month Series:  Ms. Kamala Devi Harris. Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20, 1964) is…

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The Practical Maxim

19/02/2012

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Eye of the Beholder, Photo by Daniel Lofredo Rota

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:05 PM EDT, 19 February 2012 We each possess the power to positively or adversely impact our fellow human beings. So, “beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and […]

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African Voices Challenge the ‘Single Story’

15/01/2012

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Photo by PEN America Center

The Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks about the traditions of a single story framed by prejudice, stereotypes, and misinformation. The author of “Half of a Yellow Sun” (2006), she has several other notable books, short stories, plays and poem anthologies under her belt, but this presentation transcends continents, cultures, and class. View the video here.

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The Female of the Species

26/06/2011

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Female of the Species

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
Written by Rudyard Kipling, 1911

When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can.
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

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