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Malala's letter to Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls: 'solidarity, love, and hope'

On the eve of the one-year mark since nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria, Malala Yousafzai released an "open letter" to the girls Monday.

People with Down syndrome sit for stunning portraits

Icelandic photographer Sigga Ella wanted to show that people with Down syndrome are more than a chromosomal abnormality. They are diverse and they're unique, just like everyone else in the world.

Netanyahu, Republicans beating drums of war

We need to see beyond petty insults. The fact that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) chose to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without coordinating this with the White House was a snub and everyone knows that.

Tax ID thefts highlight major scam

One of the most pervasive scams related to identity theft is an ongoing telephone scam where taxpayers receive calls from scammers who purport to be tax agents from the IRS.

Je suis Charlie

What recently happened in Paris was more than a typical act of Islamic terrorism.

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

President Barack Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout black America.

Clean water initiative gives the gift of clean drinking water to African village

The Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves pouring a bucket full of ice water over a participant’s head to raise money for charity, reportedly raised millions of dollars worldwide for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

CDC director raises Ebola alarm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden told CNN Tuesday.

Local Liberian community holds Ebola donation drive

Johnetta Flomo lives in Maryland and he's worried about Ebola.

Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria.

Africa in the Spotlight at U.S.-Africa Summit

Over the course of three days, Aug. 4-6, at the invitation of President Barack Obama, 51 African leaders held talks designed to strengthen trade and commerce between the U.S. and the continent.

It's not a man's world: The African women breaking down tech barriers

When I was doing my degree in computer science in Ghana's Valley View University 10 years ago, there just were seven girls in the class. After four years, only four graduated and out of that number, just two of us ...

WHO panel says untested drugs are ethical as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.

5 reasons Obama's Africa leaders' summit matters

By aBy any measure it's historic: The vast majority of Africa's leaders flying to Washington at the invite of the President, whose father was born on the continent, to mark what the White House hopes is a new era of ...

The abolition of slavery in the West Indies

Several Caribbean islands celebrate August 1 as emancipation day. The following is an eyewitness account of the freeing of slaves in Montserrat, W.I.