Africa makes a lot of chocolate, but not a lot of chocolate bars, which are assembled in America. That means the money from selling them stays in America. Brooklyn’s Madecasse is attempting to change that by creating a vibrant chocolate culture in Madagascar.
They depict how long it took to travel by train across the U.S. at various points from 1800 to 1932. Sadly, we haven’t made much progress since then…
A program in the nation’s poorest area uses urban farming to teach kids an entire curriculum, and create some fresh produce in the process.
After a box of Motorola Xoom tablets was dropped off in an Ethiopian village, kids who had never seen a computer before quickly taught themselves how to make modifications to Android.
The supermodel is using her platform to help bring aid and awareness to the hundreds of thousands of preventable pregnancy-related deaths around the world.
Movies and television do a remarkably horrible job of depicting women in powerful jobs (or at all!). The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is working to create a new program that can easily scan all media to make those damning stats easier to collect.