The Gifts of African American Innovation

African Americans have been prolific inventors, providing a multitude of gifts to the nation that once enslaved them.  Many of these inventions have had a wide and long-lasting impact and now form a part of our everyday lives. George Washington … Read more

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The Real Lessons We Should Learn from Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s luminous presence shines radiantly. As a young white South African in the ninety-seventies I was captivated by his moral authority that no jail could imprison. In a world of leaders captive to tribal, religious or identity politics Mandela … Read more

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The Miracle of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving

The Jewish Festival of Lights began yesterday, November 27, 2013.  In commemoration of the victory by a small group of followers of Jewish High Priest Mattathias over Greek oppressors in the second century B.C.E., Jewish people around the world light … Read more

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Life Lessons Inspired by Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu celebrates his 82nd birthday on October 7th. I’m often asked what I’ve learned from this tireless peacemaker over three decades of knowing him. Alongside the wisdom that his life, work, teaching and spirit exude, five life lessons stand out which are transformative to the life of any person when they are allowed to be in dynamic inter-action. Read more

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Taking Down Digital Bullies

Social media technology has made it easier than ever for teens to stay connected with each other.  It has also made bullying easier.  Consider the story of Brandon Turley, as recently report by CNN.  In sixth grade, he didn’t have … Read more

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Our Film to Create Awareness about Fracking in South Africa

My name is Francis Hweshe, Im a freelance journalist and indie filmmaker based in Cape Town. I understand that the Archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken against fracking and I thought our initial trailer on fracking featuring South African Goldman Prize … Read more

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Bring Back Social Clubs

We need to bring back social clubs with activities such as dancing, drama, and sports. There should also be local, provincial, and national competitions among social clubs across the country in each of these activities. These clubs really made a … Read more

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Living Ubuntu

A number of years ago, I was introduced to the book “God Has A Dream”. The concept of Ubuntu resonated with me. Ubuntu embodied the essence of a Divine or “Christ’ spirit; an all-loving, all-acknowledging; all-accepting intention of the magnificence … Read more

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Musical Cover Contest Tribute to Jyoti Singh Pandey – Delhi gang rape victim.

Following the tragic rape and murder of the Delhi Gang Rape Victim, Jyoti Singh Pandey, The Pixel Project dedicated our Valentine 2013 YouTube Cover Carnival contest to honour Ms. Pandey’s courage and strength in fighting for her life until the … Read more

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Telling Stories that Matter – The Art of the Folklorist

Folklore is the foundation of a culture.  It is the sum total of the stories, experiences, art and beliefs of the people living in that culture.  But much of it is hidden, and it is the task of the folklorist … Read more

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