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Peter Greenaway is a filmmaker, an artist, and a firebrand. He is known for his fierce views on modern cinema. He has said that “most people are visually illiterate” and that “Our educational system teaches us to value text over image. And that is one of the reasons we have such an impoverished cinema.” — […]

It Begins with a Story In many ways, the most powerful thing we have is our stories. In 2006, Majora Carter blew the roof off with her TED Talk on Greening the Ghetto. Why? She told a very small piece of her story, her truth as a Black woman in America. One of the stories […]

There has been a ton of lip service this year paid to the lack of women in technology. There have even been those who have questioned, “why do we even NEED more women, or diversity, in tech at all?” For the answer, look no further than the four women engineers behind sOccket. A soccer ball […]

Leymah Gbowee, mother of six, began a journey that would lead to nothing short of a revolution when she was working as a a trauma counselor in Monrovia. The backdrop? Fourteen years of bloody war in Liberia, the death of 200,000 people, the displacement of 1 in 3 people in the country, and the regular […]

   –Images from Popular Mechanics, Business Innovation Factory, the Majora Carter Group, United Nations Radio and The Engineer Guy “Best Of” lists for 2010 are usually disappointing. They are filled with people you already know, rehash stories you’ve already read. I wanted to compile a list of eleven people you may NOT have heard of, but […]

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