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Sugar Ray Leonard Fights to Knock Out Diabetes

Sugar Ray Leonard is back in the fight, but this time, he’s not swinging his lightning-fast fists to knock out a lightweight competitor. The champion boxer recently teamed up with New York City entrepreneur and philanthropist Daniel Neiditch – a heavy hitter in his own field – to face off in a friendly boxing match […]

Ukraine: The Latest Shock to Africa’s Food Security. 6 Ways You can Help

The war in Ukraine is exacerbating an already dire food crisis in the Horn of Africa. Just a few weeks ago, in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, roughly 13 million people were waking up severely hungry every day. Now, given their reliance on Ukrainian and Russian imports such as wheat and cooking oil, food prices are […]

How Plants Could Feed 350 Million Additional Hungry People

I’m proud to lead a company that has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact as a signatory member, dedicated to improving communities by aligning with the targets outlined and categorized by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). One of the ways we can all work towards a more sustainable future is to make a conscious choice to […]

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others

Dealing with prejudice—whether it’s microaggressions, bias, or discrimination—is physically and psychologically demanding. But avoiding it is not always an option. “Not everyone has the luxury of leaving a prejudicial workplace or neighborhood,” said Natasha Thapar-Olmos, PhD, Program Director at OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, the online Master of Arts in Psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. External link  “But there […]

Racist Slurs in Place-Names Have to Go, Say Geoscientists

An open letter from geoscientists supports a bill to remove racist slurs from federally recognized lakes, creeks, canyons, and other small landforms. Content warning: This article contains examples of racist slurs used in federally recognized place-names. This language has been used to harass and discriminate against people of color. More than a thousand geographic features in […]

Are Your Great-Grandparents in These Immigration Photographs?

The Ellis Island immigration station opened in New York harbor in 1900, just in time for the huge upswing in immigration to the United States that took place in the years leading up to World War I. In 1907, the peak year of immigration, 3,000 to 5,000 newcomers a day were examined at Ellis Island […]

Diversity (and Justice, Equity, and Inclusion) is the New Digital – But it Shouldn’t Be

It seems as if every few years, a new trend sweeps through the business world, calling for widespread transformation and change. In 2021, “diversity” and “inclusion” are the most heard buzz words. To see how trends can quickly fail, let’s first look at the recent digital transformation’s biggest challenges. Based on those lessons learned, three […]

Spanish Art Show Spotlights ‘Hidden’ Digital Divide in Pandemic

A painting of a woman using an iPad, a vase depicting children dreaming of computers – both historical objects with a contemporary twist highlighting the world’s growing digital divide during the coronavirus pandemic. The exhibition at Barcelona’s Analog Museum of Digital Inequality aims to show how this gap – laid bare by COVID-19 -disproportionately affects […]

Cambodia Adds Human Trafficking Lessons to Schools

School students in Cambodia will learn about the dangers and laws around human trafficking from an updated syllabus starting in 2021, officials said. The Southeast Asian country – which faces U.S. sanctions if it does not improve its record on human trafficking by next year – will add lessons for primary and high school students, […]