Three Oscar bids from the African diaspora is unprecedented: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," and Barkhad Abdi, for "Captain Phillips."
Maureen Forrest began The Hope Foundation to support the street children of Kolkata, India, sustaining more than 60 projects in health, education, and vocational training.
Patients come to the Edna Adan University Hospital in Somaliland from 500 miles away or more for treatment in the best-equipped general hospital in the region.
EcoZoom stoves reduce fuel use by 50 percent to 60 percent and toxic emissions by 70 percent, while cutting cooking time in half, which allows women to spend more time gardening and tending to children.
Americans and Europeans (especially Greeks) are pessimistic. But people buy the 'Africa rising' narrative on the world's most challenged continent.