In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Project Fatherhood helps end the cycle of absent fathers and gives men a place to discuss what it means to be dads, partners and sons in one of the city's roughest areas.
There's a lot of focus in this country on making community college more affordable. But living expenses — including transportation, rent and food — are still the biggest barrier between students and graduation.
Geeking out to help end global poverty. (That's meant with the highest respect for geeks.) Tapping great minds to help the world's poorest, Shashi Buluswar leads the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley Lab in Berkeley, California.
Across Africa, many HIV-positive women would like to have children, but they face a dilemma: How can they become pregnant without putting their partners at risk? Dr. Okeoma Mmeje, an ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, offers an inexpensive solution.
When South Africa ended apartheid and held free elections nearly 20 years ago, it needed a song that would heal the rift created by segregation. Its choice, the country's new national anthem, is part-hymn, part-march, and all mashup. Instead of rejecting the past, it embraced both parts of it.
A six year-old girl in a Kabul refugee camp who was going to be sold in marriage to pay off a debt to cover the cost of her mother's hospital care. But "an anonymous donor working through an American lawyer had paid the debt."
Germany has just received the first plane-load of Syrian refugees fleeing their civil war back home. And up to 5,000 more are expected. But some believe Germany shouldn't pat itself on the back just yet for the humanitarian gesture.