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Breathtaking images capture South Africa's striking divide between the rich and the poor. The shocking apartheid in South Africa has been brought to light in a series of breathtaking images.

Breathtaking images capture South Africa's striking divide between the rich and the poor

How Different Cultures Understand Time. 10 Spoken Word Poets Who Speak to Diverse Latino Experiences. Doodle 4 Google: Meet the Winning Artist Akilah Johnson – The winning Google Doodle by Akilah Johnson.

Doodle 4 Google: Meet the Winning Artist Akilah Johnson –

(Google) Akilah Johnson, a high school sophomore from Washington, D.C., has been picked as the winner of the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, the company announced Monday. Her artwork, titled “Afrocentric life,” is featured on the Google home page. According to Google, she was picked out of 100,000 participants from 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and D.C. Five national finalists were invited to spend the day at Google Headquarters in California for the award ceremony. The eighth annual competition called for young artists to create their own Doodle, with the theme “What Makes Me… Me.” Doodle 4 Google Winner: Teenage ‘Black Lives Matter’ Artist Featured By Google. Liu Bolin: The invisible man. TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript. TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript. Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks. 25 New Books by African Writers You Should Read. Who Is Black? Yesterday, an interesting thing happened to me.

Who Is Black?

I was told I am not Black. The kicker for me was when my friend stated that the island of Puerto Rico was not a part of the African Diaspora. I wanted to go back to the old skool playground days and yell: “You said what about my momma?!” But after speaking to several friends, I found out that many Black Americans and Latinos agree with him. The miseducation of the Negro is still in effect! I am so tired of having to prove to others that I am Black, that my peoples are from the Motherland, that Puerto Rico, along with Cuba, Panama and the Dominican Republic, are part of the African Diaspora.

The Atlantic slave trade brought Africans to Puerto Rico in the early 1500s. There are hundreds of books that will inform you, but I do not need to read book after book to legitimize this thesis. I am often asked what I am—usually by Blacks who are lighter than me and by Latinos/as who are darker than me. I am not Spanish. Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't. When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born.

Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their heritage, where we would meet our extended family, immerse ourselves in a different culture, and learn some lessons on gratefulness. My family’s plan worked. How classrooms look around the world — in 15 amazing photographs. To mark last month’s World Teachers’ Day (sponsored by UNESCO , the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), photographers from Reuters took pictures around the world of educators with their students in a telling exhibit of the very different circumstances under which children attend school.

How classrooms look around the world — in 15 amazing photographs

Here are 15 pictures taken by Reuters photographers, revealing the spectrum of “classrooms” — from those with literally no resources to those well-stocked and housed. Teacher Mahajera Armani and her class of girls pose for a picture at their study open area, founded by Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), outside Jalalabad city, Afghanistan September 19, 2015. (Reuters) Class one children aged between six and seven years old pose for pictures in their classroom at Gifted Hands Educational Centre in Kenya’s Kibera slum in the capital Nairobi, September 16, 2015. ‘Dia de los Muertos’, A Colorful Animated Short Film Showing the True Meaning of the Mexican Holiday. Literacy Through Photography Blog.

For decades Wendy Ewald has collaborated in art projects with children, families, women, and teachers in Labrador, Colombia, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Holland, Mexico, and the United States.

Literacy Through Photography Blog

Starting as documentary investigations of places and communities, Ewald’s projects probe questions of identity and cultural differences. Elephant. Put the Fun Back into Your Photography with a Cow Safari. Whether you are a pro photographer or a dedicated amateur, sometimes when you are photographing a lot you can get so caught up in achieving the perfect image, that you lose the sense of fun that got you interested in the first place.

Put the Fun Back into Your Photography with a Cow Safari

Actively putting the fun back in can not only help you to enjoy your regular photography work more, and assist in getting your photo mojo back, but can inspire new ideas you otherwise might not have come up with. My favourite way to do this is a Cow Safari. It’s kind of like an African safari, but with cows. Why cows? Well, for a start they tend not to eat you as much as lions and it’s much cheaper than a trip to Africa.

Nepal's 8 Key Historic Sites: What's Rubble, What's Still Standing. The collapse of Kathmandu's 183-year-old Dharahara Tower, which once loomed nine stories over the ancient city and modern capital of Nepal, has become a symbol of nation’s cultural loss in the wake of last weekend's earthquake.

Nepal's 8 Key Historic Sites: What's Rubble, What's Still Standing

(See how the earthquake has devastated Nepal.) While the 19th-century watchtower was a civic icon, sites of critical importance to the more ancient cultural and religious legacy of Nepal have also been damaged and destroyed by the quake. A country that occupies a mountainous land 1/20 the size of India (approximately the size of the U.S. state of Arkansas), Nepal is nonetheless home to eight UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites. Portraits of Reconciliation. Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were killed during the country’s genocide, and captured a series of unlikely, almost unthinkable tableaus.

Portraits of Reconciliation

In one, a woman rests her hand on the shoulder of the man who killed her father and brothers. In another, a woman poses with a casually reclining man who looted her property and whose father helped murder her husband and children. Children at play around the World. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story.