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8 January 2017
7 January 2017
"Europa: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees" tries to explain the continent's history and politics through the lens of conflict and migration.
11 December 2016
Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis make up the majority of the refugee population stuck on Lesbos and other Greek islands. So the Africans there to seek asylum are often overlooked.
10 December 2016
A folklorist at the Erie Art Museum in the US state of Pennsylvania dreamed up the idea: helping refugees gain work skills while working with them to preserve their songs.
26 November 2016
Residents of this neighborhood used to drive a long way for good groceries, but new stores are popping up as a result of a wave of refugee resettlement here.
20 November 2016
For nearly 20 years, Rayma Suprani's political cartoons were a must-see for Venezuela's chattering classes. But the Maduro government didn't like them and forced her into exile.
19 November 2016
Her adoptive parents never filed paperwork to make her a US citizen, so Kim Craig fell through the cracks. And now she finds herself stuck in Korea after a visit.
14 November 2016
Xiomara picked up a gun and joined the FARC at age 14. Like thousands of other women, she is now figuring out how to leave that life behind.
6 November 2016
“Seeing a woman outside should be normal...It shouldn’t matter. But the fact that it does means this conversation needs to happen."
5 November 2016
Kehinde Wiley Reimagines Old Portraits Because ‘If Black Lives Matter, They Deserve to Be in Paintings’
Kehinde Wiley thinks art, at its best, highlights what we as human beings value. That's why all his portraits have at their center a person of color.
30 October 2016
The city of Boise, Idaho, is taking in a lot of Syrian refugees: 122 so far this year. Asmaa Albukaie, who arrived in November 2014, was the first.
22 October 2016
A mother who escaped gang violence with her children in El Salvador waits in Boston to know whether she and her family can stay in the US legally or not.
16 October 2016
“History from his perspective is told by victor, and in our case the conqueror...Colonial perspectives of our history do not work for us. They’re wrong.”
15 October 2016
As an undocumented teenager, Antonio Valdovinos couldn’t become a US Marine. He went on to start a civic engagement organization instead.
8 October 2016
"Different opportunities are provided by the two different places. I think more people should have two different countries. More than one, anyway!”
2 October 2016
50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books
“People don’t leave their own stories, people don’t leave letters, or diaries, or other types of autobiographies or personal stories.”
1 October 2016
"This is a very tense time. Not even war-wise, but it became a tense social time. People going towards the 'yes,' people going towards the 'no.'"
25 September 2016
In a “living laboratory for disaster,” a social media app is helping Jakartans improve upon the government's response to frequent flooding.
24 September 2016
After spending years in an Israeli prison, these two Palestinian men are hoping their concept for an urban food truck catches on in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
18 September 2016
The island of Crete is a crossroads for migrants and refugees. It's there that musician Stelios Petrakis finds his inspiration.