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Toms Shoes Criticized for Its Buy-One Give-One Approach
Adriana Herrera, CEO of Fashioning Change, questions footwear firm Toms Shoes about its one-for-one business model. Herrera writes that Toms Shoes risks perpetuating poverty even more when it...more

World Tourism Day 2014 Celebrates Tourism, Community Development
The theme for this year's World Tourism Day is dubbed 'Tourism and Community Development', which intends to promote tourism and cultivate opportunities for communities around the world. The...more

More Cities Pushing for Homeless Bans and Arrests
More areas in North Carolina, including Columbia town and Raleigh city, seem to be pushing homeless out of their corners, sweeping them in less than prominent locations. Homeless arrests and bans...more

Medicaid Expansion A State Decision, People of Color May Left Uninsured
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established that Medicaid expansion is a state decision. Recent findings show that people of all races and ethnicities will be...more

Housing Assistance Council Releases Report on Counting Homeless on Native American Lands
In collaboration with the Center for Supportive Housing the Housing Assistance Council has released 'Homeless Counts on Native American Land: A Toolkit.' The unique conditions on Native American...more

New Mexico Group Teams With Nonprofit For Tribal Food Sovereignty
The Taos County Economic Development Corp. of Taos have partnered with the First Nations Development Institute of Larchmont, Colo. to establish the formation of the Native American Food Sovereignty...more

Rx: Housing Gets Homeless People off the Streets
Brian Scarsbrook, who has battled drug addiction and experienced childhood abuse, founded a program called Rx: Housing. Rx: Housing helps the most vulnerable homeless people off the streets and...more

Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions
A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that obesity patients are in higher risk of getting surgical...more

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Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million to Fight Ebola Epidemic

Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million to Fight Ebola Epidemic

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the threat caused by Ebola in West Africa.

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