Descendants of South African Slaves Honored In Museum’s Slave Calendar

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What role did slavery play in the shaping of modern nations, and how is its legacy impacting contemporary thought and policy? These are important questions for Americans, but also for South Africans, and people from scores of nations who have committed crimes against humanity. They’re the kind of questions that might be answered in a […]

New Brew from Soweto Pays Homage To The City’s Brave Freedom Fighters

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The June 16, 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. Forty years later, Soweto’s first craft brewery is paying tribute to the student rebels of ’76 with Soweto Gold ’76, a limited-edition lager that was matured in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks for 76 days, achieving […]

Syrian Refugees Are Drowning

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The Syrian Civil War and its aftermath is one of the great humanitarian disasters of our time. Since the beginning of the war, millions of Syrian people have fled their homeland. Their escape route has been as tragic as the war itself. More than 4000 Syrian refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean. […]

Find Your Park

"AUSTIN, TX - MAY 03:  National Park Foundation celebrates National Park Service centennial and Find Your Park movement with kick off Park Exchange Event Series at The University of Texas at Austin with Andy Roddick on May 3, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for National Park Foundation )"

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To encourage a new generation of visitors to the parks, Grey NY created the following “Find Your Park” campaign.

When Girls Compete, We All Win

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Let’s look at the Always brand Super Bowl spot again. It’s a spot that takes chances by taking a stand, which naturally irks a few people, while working to inspire others. Writing for The Week, Elissa Strauss explores whether or not feminist-inspired advertising is a bad omen for women’s rights. Should we be celebrating the […]

See This: Homeless People Wrapped In Christmas Lights

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Homelessness is certainly one of the more dramatic issues of our time. When using communications to address the issue, there is no need to complicate the matter or get in the way of the message. Thankfully, none of that artifice is present here. To raise awareness of the 93,000 homeless people all over the United […]

Three Words Kids Should Never Hear: “Lockdown Drill Complete”

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When I grew up, gun violence had yet to rear its ugly head in our schools. Frankly, I can not imagine how scared American kids are to go to school today, to say nothing of the fears of their parents. As the two-year anniversary of the Newtown tragedy on December 14th approaches, Moms Demand Action […]