Once Homeless, Chicago Teen Mom Now Valedictorian With $600k in Scholarships

Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Trameka Pope, a Chicago high school senior, gave birth to a baby girl the summer after eighth grade and decided then that she wasn’t going to become a statistic. Now she has more than 26 college-acceptance letters and has been awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships. Pope told the news […]

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Students build a new home for paralyzed army veteran (faith in humanity restored)

Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Jerral Hancock is trying to squeeze into his 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom, but his electric wheelchair won’t fit through the doorway. The door frames and walls are scuffed and scratched from his chair trying to make the tight spaces in the Lancaster mobile home. He gives up and backs away slowly, rubber […]

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Male Birth Control Options Are Coming – And it will change everything

Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Vasalgel is a non-hormonal male contraceptive owned by the medical research organisation the Parsemus Foundation. It’s poised as the first FDA (Food and Drug Administration panel) approved male contraceptive since the condom. What’s more, it’s estimated to hit the US market around 2018-2020 – and could change the way we view […]

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The Nepal earthquakes have unleashed a mental health disaster

Join us on facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity What happens when a disaster zone falls out of the media? What happens when the real impact of a disaster is not easy to see anyway? Last month’s earthquake in Nepal attracted frenzied international media attention. Live rolling coverage allowed us to avidly follow every building that had collapsed or […]

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New labor law drastically sets backs children’s rights in India

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Modi’s government agreed to table an amendment to a 1986 law that banned employing children below 14 years of age in hazardous industries. While this seems a progressive step, the amendment in effect works against children. The law gives provisions children younger than 14 years of age to work in […]

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Female Genital Mutilation Has Affected 92 Percent Of Married Women in Egypt

Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Roughly 92 percent of Egyptian women who have been married have undergone female genital mutilation, according to a recent survey from the government’s Ministry of Health. The number has decreased since the last statistic released in 2000, but it is still alarmingly high considering the practice was criminalized in Egypt […]

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