Rhodes

“Who’s that, Daddy?” Eric asked his father. “That’s Cecil John Rhodes.” “Who’s he?” Emily asked. “He was an Englishman who believed in British colonialism.  He was the founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia which was named after him in 1895. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after him.  “What does your hinterland is there mean?” …

MADS

He lost his balance and fell over, arms flailing helplessly while others watched in horror.  He landed on the rocks.  Death was instant.  That was a year ago.  The memories and troubled dreams made it feel like it happened yesterday.  She stood in the packed auditorium, watching the young faces, some of them familiar. Taking …

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was one of 13 children to Susan and George Coleman, sharecroppers.  The family lived in a one-room cabin in Atlanta, Texas.  When she was two years old, Bessie’s father left the family in search of better opportunities in Oklahoma.  Bessie’s mother did her best to support the family until the children were old enough …

Kalavati’s Story

There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children - Kailash Satyarthi, founder of GoodWeave Imagine what it would be like if your son or daughter was forced into child labor.  On the Voices of America (VOA) site I saw a photo of five year old Pakisthani girl named Naginah Sadiq.  She …

GoodWeave

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful - Kailash Satyarthi I was doing research on child labor in South Asia and came across a website for an organization called, GoodWeave.  "GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach …

Zimele

'Zimele' means 'standing on one's feet' in the Zulu language.  I love their logo.  It is of a woman not only standing on her feet but it looks like she is dancing.  This to me expresses the joy of knowing that you are empowering yourself--learning new skills, educating yourself--taking action instead of depending on others …

Working From Home

There are times when I actually consider working from home but then I dismiss the idea.  Today out of curiosity I checked out the Internet to see what the benefits are working from home.  I came across Freelance Mom. The founder of FreelanceMom gives her testimony I was first inspired to create FreelanceMom back when I …

One Woman’s Dream

Di Barrong is the founder of Bags of Love, a charitable organization which provides bags to the various community agencies that serve the needs of  children in those scary days between being taken from their own homes and being placed in more permanent foster care.  In her own words,  she shares how this organization came about. A number …

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