Wanted: Street Smarts for the World

By Diana Skelton (France) “School hates me.” Just a few hours earlier, this child in New Orleans had been so excited about her first day of kindergarten. But one short school day had already made her feel stupid. People living in poverty are made to feel stupid over and over: “He’ll be a failure like…

Jenny

By: Guy Malfait (Philippines) Yolanda / Haiyan was still an anonymous tropical formation somewhere in the Pacific. The newspapers were still talking about the huge corruption scandal masterminded by a business woman together with some politicians. The preparation of All Saints Day was a nice interruption for the media because even the biggest corruption scandals…

The Walls of Gallup Detention Center

By: The Artists of Gallup Detention Center (United States) In Gallup New Mexico, prisoners in the local detention center came together to paint a series of murals on the walls of one of the common areas.  The inmates are mostly young men from the local Native American tribes. Many have been awaiting trial for months…