Ngorongoro Crater Lodge: Tanzania

Posted on May 14, 2011 Under Travel

On one of my trips to Africa last year I had the distinct opportunity to visit and stay at one of the most remote and incredible places: The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.   Perched into the side of the craters wall, it's…

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Peace Is The New Frontier

Posted on October 5, 2010 Under Life

Click here to see the video and help do something about it. Become a whistler blower for peace with me.

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Akawelle Necklaces

Posted on June 30, 2010 Under Design

Akawelle translates into "also known as love" and is a jewelry line that uses spent bullet casings from the Liberian civil war. The necklaces and bracelets are made by 17 year old Lovetta Conto who fled Liberia with her father…

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Heading to Africa

Posted on April 28, 2010 Under Travel

I'm heading to Tanzania! I'll be in Dar Es Salaam, the Ngorongoro Crater and into some more remote areas with my friends from Millennium Promise.   The primary purpose of the vist is a YGL Summit and a speech in London,…

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JR x Kibera, Kenya

Posted on February 3, 2009 Under Art

Our favorite large scale street artist, JR, has just left his mark all over Kibera, Kenya. In his most ambitious move yet he created a series of shifting images that sit on a hill. The eyes of the faces (pictured)…

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Common Threadz x Orphan Collection

Posted on February 2, 2009 Under Fashion

The first time Common Threadz caught our eye they were utilizing talented artists to help less fortunate children of Africa afford school uniforms. Fortunately, they haven't stopped supporting creative minds and the cause of needy kids in Africa, they've only…

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Nollywood Babylon

Posted on January 29, 2009 Under Life

One of the most compelling projects at this year's Sundance Film Festival was Nollywood Babylon, a movie about Nigeria's film industry (after Hollywood and Mumbai-based Bollywood, it's the third largest in the world but has the highest volume). With Lagos…

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Better World x Invisible Children

Posted on January 14, 2009 Under Life

It's great to see a classroom project launch a social enterprise company that is then able to provide for increased educational opportunities. That's the case for Better World Books, "the online bookstore with a soul" founded by three Notre Dame…

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The World Stage: Africa, Lagos ~ Dakar

Posted on August 4, 2008 Under Art

Kehinde Wiley is approaching superstar attention levels in the art world with his continuation of The World Stage series. Wiley's first installment was centered around China's urban youth and propaganda art. This time he's moved to Africa -- Senegal and…

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Common Threadz

Posted on June 20, 2008 Under Eco

We write about T-shirts a lot on this blog. And, why not? They're in our closet, they fit -- our jeans would be lost without them. However, we're much more keen to write about tees that help African children get…

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