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The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 5, 2020

A black-led nonprofit in Harlem is keeping kids in school and out of trouble by giving them the tools they need to transcend racism, poverty, and now the coronavirus.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 1, 2019

Using boycotts, walkouts, protests, and media savvy, Rashad Robinson has gone up against the likes of Amazon and Facebook in the name of racial justice—and won. 

Plus:Color of Change’s Bitter Feud with Facebook

Arts & Sciences Magazine, Fall 2019

The cartoons created by Rachel Masilamani, have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Mutha Magazine, and a collection for the writers’ group PEN, deal in real life, magnified.

Arts & Sciences Magazine, Fall 2019

Marian Leitner-Waldman aims to remake the model for the wine business. Oh, and maybe help save the planet, too.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 30, 2019

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several much-acclaimed books on the working class, formed a nonprofit that finances journalists to do in-depth reporting about those losing out as inequality grows.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 5, 2019

A Muslim leader in Chicago has shown a deft ability to bring together poor people from diverse backgrounds to work for a better life.
Plus: The Fight for Better Corner Stores

Arts & Sciences Magazine, Fall 2018

Jenny Lin has spent two decades performing around the world, and recording three dozen albums. But it is her far-flung approach to classical music—the entire majestic and temporal sweep of it—that has made its mark.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 1, 2018

Across the nation, colleges and universities are trying to adapt to better serve the needs of a new generation of students.

CityLab, 11/10/15

Freddie Gray’s harried life was typical of young black men in Baltimore—until it ended, and his name became a rallying cry for change.  

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 29, 2015

Researchers say a poor understanding of donor behavior costs nonprofits money.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 5, 2014

Over the past four years the population of Williston, N.D. has tripled from its 2010 census count of 14,716. But the area lacks enough charities and philanthropy to cope with the new wave of human need that has followed the energy industry’s boom.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 18, 2014

Billionaire philanthropists are moving beyond traditional charitable causes and tackling policy-oriented issues like climate change, gun control, and public pensions, stirring controversy in pursuing their expanded agendas.

Johns Hopkins Magazine, Summer 2012

We can't talk with the animals. But by observing their most awe-inspiring traits, we can learn enough from them to create new medicines and robots.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2013

Are there really too few well-trained Americans for the manufacturing and research jobs available?

Johns Hopkins Magazine, Fall 2008

Without Mus musculus — the mighty house mouse — research at Johns Hopkins could stumble, rather than scurry, along.

Johns Hopkins Magazine, Summer 2010

A professor at Johns Hopkins seeks clues to curing disease by studying genetically contained Amish communities.

Johns Hopkins Magazine, June 2008

What does the random murder of Zachary Sowers tell us about urban violence? And what does a widow do in the aftermath?

Baltimore magazine, May 1998

For jockey Edgar Prado, the Peruvian superstar of the Maryland circuit, home is where you win. But will record-setting success at Pimlico and Laurel lead him to greener pastures?

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