New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, co-author Half the Sky & A Path Appears, http://t.co/1RlrJ9Yu2R

Fixing education the civil rights challenge of our era

mysanantonio.com — Among young Americans whose parents didn’t graduate from high school, only 5 percent make it through college themselves. A basic element of the American dream is equal access to education as the lubricant of social and economic mobility.

P. W. Singer: 9780520248762: Amazon.com: Books

amazon.com — Children at War [P. W. Singer] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From U.S. soldiers having to fight children in Afghanistan and Iraq to juvenile terrorists in Sri Lanka to Palestine

The American Dream Is Leaving America

nytimes.com — THE best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken. We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their parents than have more education (20 percent).

Nicholas Kristof: Want to Make a Difference? Tell a Compelling Story.

bigthink.com — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof has a new book out (co-authored by his wife and fellow Big Think expert Sheryl WuDunn ) called A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity . Kristof describes it as a sort of "how to" for making a lasting impact on the world. One of ...

How to Defeat Ebola

nytimes.com — An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard. In New Jersey, two students from Rwanda, which has had no Ebola cases and is 2,800 miles from the affected countries in West Africa, are being kept home.

Step One to Fighting Ebola? Start with Corruption

kristof.blogs.nytimes.com — The story of the current Ebola pandemic appears still in its opening chapter. Will the virus be contained, or will it spread its horror across Africa and beyond? The question is being raised around many family tables, including ours, particularly as my wife and I and our three small children, New Yorkers, live in Rwanda where I work in public health and she operates a job training program and a gourmet restaurant.

Why We Stayed - NYTimes.com

kristof.blogs.nytimes.com — "I stayed because I didn't think anyone would believe a terminally ill person could abuse," a woman wrote to me. "Although he was losing weight he was still strong. He could overpower me and throw things. But he needed me." A woman we'll call "Sharon" chose to stay in a violent marriage.

Japanese Cult Leaders Sought in Huge Police Manhunt

nytimes.com — About 30,000 police officers conducted searches and set up roadblocks around Japan today in a hunt for leaders of the Aum Shinrikyo sect, and the authorities arrested two sect followers who were previously active in the Japanese underworld.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3

nytimes.com — SOME white Americans may be surprised to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu describe Bryan Stevenson, an African-American lawyer fighting for racial justice, as "America's young Nelson Mandela." Huh? Why do we need a Mandela over here? We've made so much progress on race over 50 years! And who is this guy Stevenson, anyway?

China, the World's Capital

nytimes.com — KAIFENG, China As this millennium dawns, New York City is the most important city in the world, the unofficial capital of planet Earth. But before we New Yorkers become too full of ourselves, it might be worthwhile to glance at dilapidated Kaifeng in central China.
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Nov 01, 2014

RT @GoodmanCenter: @NickKristof showed this video at the Encore 2014 conference and brought down the house: youtu.be/R_qR528LfR8

Oct 31, 2014

Braving Ebola--a multimedia collection of portraits and stories from Liberia nyti.ms/1wQ0nQ6

Oct 31, 2014

Many Americans don't have access to a dentist. Dental therapists may be part of the solution nyti.ms/1wjvWQx by @dnbornstein

Oct 31, 2014

@AOLCSR @WuDunn Thanks for what you're doing! I'm on book tour, but contact my assistant, liriel higa, liriel.higa@nytimes.com . And thanks!

Oct 31, 2014

Interesting piece from @cjr related to "native advertising": Who cares who's a journalist? cjr.org/editorial/who_…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @AJENews: Burkina Faso protests continue after army chief took power - opposition calls for civil rule aje.me/1wQxhQv pic.twitter.com/9euG0gfjaM

Oct 31, 2014

RT @AmbassadorPower: Concerned by finding that UN Mission in Darfur failed to report pro-gov militants' crimes vs civilians. Unacceptable. goo.gl/qX2ubz

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CARE: Perfect #Halloween costume for parents of small kids who work at global humanitarian orgs: #Frozen's @NickKristof pic.twitter.com/N7LbSGArAq

Oct 31, 2014

Malala donates $50,000 from her World Children's Prize to help rebuild a UN school in Gaza nyti.ms/1q3wTXx

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