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    America's Promise Meant for Everyone

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    "Can you believe that, at one point, women couldn't vote in America?

    Remembering Ashoka India Fellow Nitin More

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    It is with deep sorrow and regret that we inform your that one of our very own, Nitin More, passed away on the 26th of January 2011.

    Peer Educators, Myths, and World AIDS Day

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    1 in 4 sex workers in Bali are suffering from HIV

    Got Empathy? Kids Do!

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    Ashoka Fellow Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan First Nation of British Columbia, is building a vibrant social movement to change the d

    Lady Gaga’s “Moment of Empathy”

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    Lady Gaga commands the abundant love of millions of fans.

    Disability, or super power?

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    Today, April 2, is World Autism Day.

    Q&A with IBM’s Tony Tenicela: Empathy, Diversity, and the Keys to Corporate Turnaround

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    We put a lot of energy into building camaraderie among employees and management alike, which is absolutely critical to maintaining empathy and mutual respect. We’ve developed a strong virtual community, so that employees get to know each other across team and managerial lines. It doesn’t replace face-to-face, but it absolutely enhances the employee experience.

    Why Voting, And The Voting Rights Act, Should Matter To Changemakers

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    Social entrepreneurship is not a partisan issue. But changemaking—seeking to effect a positive change in a community—is inevitably a political act. And voting is an integral part of that act. Unfortunately, racial and ethnic discriminatory practices often prevent participation for everyone. A few US Fellows have come up with innovative solutions to break down some of the barriers.

    Ideas into action: Changemaking in the U.S. Hispanic Community

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    Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including immigration, education, financial access, cultural integration, among others. Jose Salcedo represented a student led organization called Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER).

    Molly Barker: A Social Entrepreneur speaks about solutions and Ferguson

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    I think I can speak for many Americans in asking "what next?"  As I watched the events of Ferguson unfold on my T.V. screen and across the social media landscape, I felt helpless, small and frustrated.