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Challenging the definition of the word "woman"

“A big salute to that woman. She was a teacher, she was a nurse, she ran a shebeen. Often she was unmarried, never wore a doek (aka headscarf) like other women. 819 more words

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Leading Women Summit celebrates South Africa's most influential women

The third annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit (LWS) celebrates UN International Women’s Day with 120 of South Africa’s most influential women in attendance. This year’s summit is themed: ‘The Trillion Dollar Female Economy’. 492 more words

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Chicago's Budget for Violence

Mayor Emanuel – Let’s rethink the budget and really cure our violence problem

At my company, Public Good, we look for organizations that are effective at solving the world’s most important problems. 574 more words

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Trains and Planes: The O'Hare Plan

In a year without a lot to be cheerful about in our hometown, I was excited to hear that Mayor Emanuel is putting a real push behind the idea of high speed rail service from the Chicago loop to O’Hare. 525 more words

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Political and Civic Data Sources

As I’ve begun to dive back in to building political and civic applications, a frequent question is where to find sources of useful and interesting data. 428 more words

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A Window on Russia

” The old, old thing came up, that always comes up: ´Then why does your government not control these newspapers and these men who talk war?´ And we had to explain again, as we had many times before, that we do not believe in controlling our press, that the truth usually wins, and that control simply drives bad things underground. 368 more words


Women of the Valley

In the wake of the resignations of Dave McLure (500 Startups), Justin Caldbeck (Binary Capital), and, of course, Travis Kalanick (Uber), I think it’s incumbent on everyone in the tech industry to not just take a… 550 more words

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