| Oct 5, 2010
The Chief of an African village is working in a Seattle School. Not what you'd expect to find, but Mr. Samuel Labi has been a guidance counselor at Garfield High for the past 10-years.
These days, he’s extremely busy with seniors needing advice...
| Apr 18, 2010
Pantheon: 296 pp., $25.95
The first pages of "Great Expectations" find Pip flipped upside-down by his ankles, a sign of the turns and tumult to come: He will fall head-over-heels in love; he will become a...
| Jun 24, 2010
John Olsen, founder and executive director of St. Bede Catholic Church's Brothers' Helpers, will travel to Ghana later this month as a missionary.
Olsen, 77, will take the trip alone, his second since first visiting Ghana last year. He will spend 10...
| Jan 2, 2010
Seven hundred pounds of books, lab equipment and other science materials are in the hands of children in seven schools in Ghana, thanks to the efforts of Central Michigan University.
Faculty members and student teachers from the Mount Pleasant campus...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 2:47 AM
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| Dec 9, 2010
| 7:57 AM
Not so long ago, the young man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville had a mundane job: selling children's clothes at Columbia Mall.
When he was hired as a sales associate about a year ago, Antonio Martinez was...
| Jul 23, 2010
A new study finds that African ancestry is linked to a more aggressive type of cancer that is more deadly.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor found that, among women with breast cancer, 82 percent of...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 4:58 PM
When Eviane Leidig wanted to step out of her comfort zone, she turned to AFS Intercultural Programs.
Since 1919, AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly known as the American Field Service, has been sending people on journeys they will hopefully remember...
| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:31 AM
Do you have a small tractor, seeder or baler collecting dust beside your barn? It could be put to good use helping farmers overseas.
That's the message of Tractors for Peace, a nonprofit seeking small farm equipment donations throughout the Great Plains...
| Oct 17, 2010
The Masque of Africa Glimpses of African Belief
Alfred A. Knopf: 256 pp., $26.95
V.S. Naipaul's world is what it is, a place with little sentimentality for the powerless.
That world has been constructed from more than five decades of...