This year marks 400 years since the first Africans were taken from Africa and sold as slaves in the English colonies. It was the largest migration in history: 12 million or more Africans forcibly moved to places across the Atlantic Ocean to be slaves. Today, all of those places are still dealing with the fallout.
Just two countries in the world, The Gambia and Morocco, currently have policies that meet the target of 1.5 degrees Celcius set by the Paris climate agreement. The majority of signatories have not fully implemented policies to meet their emissions reductions goals.
"Right to Repair" promotes resources people need to fix the things they own, from smartphones to dishwashers to agricultural equipment. The movement started as a response to the growing stream of e-waste but has broadened its message.
Chef Sean Sherman, CEO and founder of the Sioux Chef, wants people to know the true history about the Thanksgiving holiday — and give you a better way to celebrate it. That means learning about the land we live on, the original people who still live on this land and the food we have in common.
Wampanoag leader Massasoit Ousamequin sat with “some ninety men" at the first Thanksgiving table in 1621, likely eating goose, duck and venison rather than turkey. A savory seasonal sobaheg stew, yes. Mashed potatoes — nowhere to be seen. Corn, a cornucopia.
Nate Terani has committed to raising awareness about Muslims in the military: “It’s fundamentally important that either Muslims or immigrants from any other group don't feel that they are alienated or isolated right now because of the rhetoric that is coming from certain politicians."
For years, the coal industry has lobbied to shut down the EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection and weaken emissions regulations for coal-fired power plants. They might have just scored a twofer.
North Dakota's tribes — with celebrity help — are mobilizing members ahead of midterm elections. “We will not be silenced by the blatant efforts to rob our people of our voice," said four tribes in a joint press release.
Across the Arab world, there have been unrelenting calls for democratic reform. However, some claim that Islam and democracy are too incompatible to function together. Can an Islamic state embrace democracy?
A democratic ripple is spreading across the Middle East, following Egypt's transition from three decades of authoritarian rule. The popular uprisings could transcend regional borders, and spur democratic change in others parts of the world as well.
Economist Ed Glaeser is convinced that cities make us better, and that the proof can be seen everywhere from Minneapolis to Shanghai. Glaeser is a professor at Harvard and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
Reporter Daniel Estrin tells us that sexual harassment is fairly common in Egypt. A study by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights have found that 60 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women are harassed on a daily basis.