Stories about Good News from April, 2016
Meet the Anti-Discrimination Non-Profit Behind the Jamaican Version of a ‘Privilege Walk’
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
Russia's Vilest Website Grows a Heart
One of the vilest, most mean-spirited corners of the Russian Internet is now behind one of the sweetest, most compassionate flashmobs in RuNet history.
Five Cameroonian Data Journalists Take Stock of Paul Biya's 33 Governments
A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.
French Activists Say If You Are Harassed or You See Harassment on the Street, Speak Up
One 2014 study revealed that 85% of women in Paris "have little faith" that anyone would come to their aide if they were assaulted on the metro.
Puerto Ricans Take Heart in ‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Success
While Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial crisis, dramaturg Lin-Manuel Miranda's success has brought happiness and hope.
At a Paris Restaurant, ‘Freegans’ Fight Waste by Cooking Up Food Diverted From the Dumpster
Researchers say roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste.
Colorful Rickshaw Paintings Protest Violence Against Women in Bangladesh
"We hope that words will thus roam around places and find their ways into people’s thought, leading us to a better tomorrow."
What Do People Tweet While Waiting for the Train to Go By?
Tokyo's 34,000 level rail crossings are an unmistakable feature of the city, and an unavoidable fact of urban life.
Young, Deaf Entrepreneurs Are Brewing Coffee With a Purpose in Jamaica
"We're not ‘disabled’. Everyone has their own talents." "We want the whole world to know about us, to know that we are just like any other person."
‘Let's Not Give In to Fear': An Interview With Hugues Lawson-Body, Photographer of Celebrities and Parisian Youth
"I try to photograph young people just as they are. They are just as important as the adult generation, yet they suffer from neglect and need to be inspired."
#IamSyrian, a Campaign to Make Every Syrian Proud
Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.
Japan and Its Wonderful Cherry Blossoms
In late March and April, Japan comes alive with beautiful cherry blossoms. Here is just a small collection of Instagram snaps of this lovely time of year.