Caribbean-American Heritage Month and the U.S. Census Bureau

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Originally posted on Repeating Islands:
June marks the eighth National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, celebrated since 2006. This significant development began when with a June 2005 resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives, recognizing…

ReGenAll Resort & Retreat Ayiti 3.0 – Now Up on Indiegogo!

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A couple months back I wrote an article about a project called ReGenAll Resort & Retreat Center, which is to be based outside of Jacmel. It is an extremely appealing project, and now they… Continue reading

Paralympic Football and the Love of the Game

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Originally written for FikaCoffeeBreak.com I have played soccer (football to the world) for as long as I can remember. It is a game that requires the utmost of your body and mind, which… Continue reading

Years After Haiti Quake, Safe Housing Is a Dream for Many

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By Deborah Sontag of the NYT: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Since theearthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, a scrappy 12-year-old boy named Givenson Fanfan has been sleeping on the rock-hard floor of a tent pitched… Continue reading

The Transcendent Mr. Frank Ocean

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Art and the role of artist should not be limiting in its practice or its lifestyle. In our commodity, brand-driven society we actively corner our artists into the often too acute genres that… Continue reading

So You’re Looking for Investors: The Why and How of AngelList

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Originally posted on Marion Guthrie:
According to credible sources like Forbes, Mashable and TechCrunch, if you’re an entrepreneur or if you’re an angel investor and you haven’t heard of AngelList, it’s time to…

For Olympic Women, the Pressure to Look Perfect Lingers

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Originally posted on Olympics:
At the Olympic beach volleyball venue at Horse Guards Parade, two American champions — Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor — were gearing up to win their third consecutive gold…

Social Entrepreneurs, Start Your (Impact) Engines

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Originally posted on Amina Elahi:
If for-profit social change sounds unusual, that’s because it is. Purists may think that profit and social change can’t coexist, but a new Chicago-based accelerator program called Impact…

Beyond Our Borders – A World Perspective of Community Through Ayiti, Haiti

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I was recently published in an online magazine that is run by the not-for-profit organization called the Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals. President Virginia Cumberbatch, a friend of mine from Williams College, asked me… Continue reading

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Originally posted on Bona Fide Food:
A post I wrote for the Common Good blog, Living Social Justice. Enjoy! photo by jay maisel When I was a second-year-student I did a varsity project…