High Maternal Mortality Rates in USA Preventable #usamaternalmortality #usapreventablematernalmortality

USA  – SERIOUSLY HIGH & INCREASING MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE – MOST DEATHS PREVENTABLE A new study examines the number of maternal deaths that could have been avoided.   United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world and is the only country where the rate of deaths from childbirth is increasing. And the majority of […]

Ballet in a Slum Brings Change & Hope #kiberiaballet #balletgirls

On Wednesday afternoons, after the final bell of the day, a cement-walled classroom in the impoverished Nairobi neighborhood of Kibera is transformed into a ballet studio. The room is cleared of its benches and desks. The dust and dirt on the floor is swept away. A group of about 20 girls wearing blue, pink and […]

Media is a Male Business #mediamalebusiness #equityinmedia

The leadership of the 100 largest international media corporations is dominated by men. Thirty corporations have no women whatsoever in their top management, according to new statistics compiled by Nordicom. Nordicom has mapped men and women in CEO positions, positions in top management generally and seats on boards of directors, based on the list of […]

Real Language in Black Panther Movie #blackpantherlanguage #isiXhosa

The clicks play like gibberish to most ears, a chorus of sucking teeth and popping corks. But these seemingly obscure sounds make up a real language that is about to take a spin in the global mainstream. In “Black Panther,” which opens at theaters nationwide today, the filmmakers have used isiXhosa, one of South Africa’s […]


Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, and nothing went to the bottom 50%. Dangerous, poorly paid work for the many […]