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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera
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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

October 24, 2017 | Marcy Mistrett

A new report documents major gains in the drive to reduce the number of youths in adult jails and prisons. How philanthropy can help with the challenges ahead.

Q&A: The Promise of Resistance in Puerto Rico

August 31, 2017

Amid the island’s worst financial crisis ever, a fiscal control board has proposed deep cuts to Puerto Rico’s university system. Here’s how students on campus are battling back.

Black Male Achievement Leaders Raise the Bar

July 12, 2013 | Shawn Dove

The Black Male Achievement Social Innovators are working to attain educational equity, expand work opportunities, strengthen family structures, and promote positive messages for black men and boys.

It’s the Demography, Stupid

November 7, 2012 | Bill Vandenberg

Voters from racial and ethnic minority communities continue to flex their political muscles.

News Digest: Hundreds of Websites Blocked in India

August 24, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is about the Indian government’s decision to block hundreds of websites for fear they are inciting racial hatred.

My Role at the Open Society Foundations

July 5, 2012 | Chris Stone

My job at the Open Society Foundations is to support the ambitions of people overlooked in their own societies, oppressed by their own governments, or simply striving to fulfill the promises of our time.

Supporting Debate, from Classroom to Community

May 17, 2012 | Amy Weil
With rare exception, debate is the domain of elite universities. This is something we are hoping to change with Global Debates.

Secretary Clinton: Thank You, and More, Please

November 9, 2011 | Zoe Hudson

Calling for an "AIDS-free generation," Secretary Clinton delivered a strong and welcome speech on global HIV/AIDS. At a time of stagnating budgets and threats to foreign aid, her strong support for ramping up the fight was good news. But why no mention of vulnerable groups, like people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men?

A Hard Look at the "New" New Orleans

August 4, 2010 | Thomas Hilbink

As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the New Orleans Index takes a wide-angle look at the recovery of the city. Not surprisingly, the findings are mixed.

Should State Take Over City Schools?

April 6, 2006 | Diana Morris, Tom Wilcox, Robert C. Embry Jr.

Baltimore stakeholders should lead the way in reforming troubled schools, argues this editorial from the Baltimore Sun.

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