All of the links that we thought were worthy of notice last week (or, more honestly, that we noticed last week).
And it definitely didn’t need to get as bad as it did for us to pay attention.
We don’t have the time to cover everything in social issues during the week, but here are the best of what we found that was already written.
Here you’ll find some of our favorite blog posts that we discovered this week, posts that were so elegantly, wittily and brilliantly put that we just wanted to commend them.
Though same-sex marriage has been legal in South Africa since 2006, making it just the fifth country to do so, their traditional wedding is one of the first such ceremonies in the country.
Though it may seem like the use of a camera may be the last thing that a refugee may need, the tales that Dadaab Stories and the Refugee Newspaper tell have profound consequences.
Other countries who are doing well in the fight against poverty are Bolivia, Cambodia, Ghana and Tanzania.
In many developing countries, the answer for finding affordable housing is often to build makeshift shantytowns.
She is trying to develop a system of communal agriculture that would hopefully help to eliminate tribalism in her area of Molo and prevent malnutrition.
South Africa’s police watchdog are investigating a case where police handcuffed a taxi driver from Mozambique to the back of a van and dragged him through the streets…because of a dispute over a parking spot.
Haitians can’t be exotic. Haitians are Black.
An amazing 427 communities have already abandoned the practice, and much of the progress can be attributed to inroads made by the Imams, who are Muslim spiritual leaders.
If we want ecosystems to be preserved, we should boost literacy rates for the people who live around them.
We joke about Michael Jackson’s skin bleaching and paper bag tests, but we prize light skin too. It’s a dangerous balance.
I subscribe the Daily Mail’s Health RSS for my day job. Most of the time, the notoriously awful rag’s headlines prompt nothing more than annoyance or an eyeroll so hard that I truly fear that my eyes will be permanently stuck that way, but I think this one takes the cake.
If active ingredients are either missing or only present in trace amounts, the drugs can actually increase the drug-resistance of TB by not killing of the bacteria completely, leading to stronger strains.
Today (February 12) is the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.
We have a book club!
The reasons are interlocking social and economic issues.