Kirsten Dunst (centre), Winona Ryder (left), Trini Alvarado, Susan Sarandon and Clare Danes in Little Women (1994). The book is now being made into a film by director Greta Gerwig.
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an enduring classic for girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. Yet many of the book's themes and morals were imposed by the author's father.
Ilhan Omar, a Somali American, who was elected from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, will be the first woman in U.S. Congress to wear a hijab.
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The de Young Museum of San Francisco recently opened an exhibit devoted to the Islamic fashion scene. Here's how Muslim women's fashions challenge popular stereotypes.
Missionary media has played an important role in shaping world news.
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Evangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network has launched the first Christian 24-hour TV channel. History shows that missionary media has played a key role in providing information from around the world.
Detail from Father of the Innocents, from the series, Mandela A Life’s Journey, by John Meyer.
The desire to eulogise, as often appears to be the case in this exhibition, does not allow space for questions that might allow for a fuller explication of the nature of Mandela’s legacy and its relevance beyond South Africa.
South Sudanese children playing football in the capital Juba.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
A United Nations staff member pays tribute to Kofi Annan during a ceremony at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Two of France’s players with African roots, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé, celebrate winning the World Cup.
It is important to understand that African diaspora constitute complex and multiplicitous identities.
VS Naipaul after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
Home page of the BBC News Pidgin website.
BBC News Pidgin
West African pidgins are unique, showing that they have come to stay no matter what some say or feel about them.
Pope Francis said the death penalty, can never be sanctioned because it ‘attacks’ the inherent dignity of all humans.
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Pope Francis has said that death penalty violates the dignity of a person. But, this might just deepen the debate among Christians, who for a long time have been divided over the issue.
A top hit in 1975, Neil Sedaka’s song “The Immigrant,” proves its continuing relevance, with the rise in xenophobia in the United States. Here people on an Atlantic Liner arrive at what is probably Ellis Island, the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. from 1892 to 1954.
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Neil Sedaka's song “The Immigrant” was a top hit in 1975, but today it seems even more relevant, as debates rage in the United States over immigration, repatriation and racism.
PT HM Sampoerna/Philip Morris International uses creativity and empowerment messages through social media to market their cigarettes to a younger audience.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
A “cloud” of Mexican freetail bats leaving their roost.
Bats have symbolised everything from insanity to good luck. A new book explores their place in our collective imagination.
Serena Williams has questioned the fairness of being drug-tested more than other top players in 2018.
By using her public profile to suggest bias in drug-testing, Williams is calling into question the integrity of those tasked with the role of monitoring 'clean sport'.
Mogadishu’s Waaberi Theatre Troupe back in the 1970s when Somalia was a cultural hub.
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A crate digger essentially builds a personal library of sonic texts that often can't be found on the internet or in official archives.
Fertile valleys in rural Eastern Cape where Nelson Mandela was born.
Photographs tell the story of Nelson Mandela the humanist and take us into the settings that shaped his childhood.
Nigeria’s players react after the loss to Argentina in the 2018 world cup.
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
Debates over the history of colonialism have sparked controversies on university campuses in recent years, as illustrated by the removal of a statue honoring Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town in 2015.
Would an academic work that makes a case for genocide be fair game for publication, or is it beyond the ethical bounds of legitimate scholarly debate?
Guitarist David Hinds at Reggae on the Rocks in Denver, Colorado.
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Reggae is the musical expression of Rastafari, a belief system of migrants to Jamaica. A popular song, 'Rivers of Babylon,' offers a window into their spirituality and longing for their homeland.
Morocco’s World Cup squad training in St.Petersburg, Russia.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.