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What is dri­ving the ‘birthright Africa’ trav­el boom?

In­ter­est surges in ‘an­ces­try’ or ‘her­itage’ trips to Africa that help vis­i­tors re­con­sid­er and re­claim their his­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al roots.

Published On 9 Mar 2020
The stream - Africa heritage trips

Is Cana­da re­spect­ing in­dige­nous land rights?

Protests over pro­posed nat­ur­al gas pipeline on Wet’suwet’en ter­ri­to­ry have spread across coun­try.

Published On 2 Mar 2020
Wet’suwet’en - Canada

Coro­n­avirus: Is it re­veal­ing hid­den racism?

The cur­rent cli­mate of dis­trust is not new to Asians who re­mem­ber SARS, but this is the first dis­ease to have the full force of so­cial me­dia be­hind it.

Published On 27 Feb 2020
The Stream - Is Coronavirus revealing hidden racism

Trump and Modi: A meet­ing of minds or egos?

Tough US-In­dia talks take back seat to cam­paign-style sta­di­um event high­light­ing pop­ulist ap­peal of US pres­i­dent and In­di­an prime min­is­ter.

Published On 25 Feb 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump visits India

Su­dan: What would jus­tice for Dar­fur look like?

Gov­ern­ment and rebel groups have ex­tend­ed dead­line for fi­nal­is­ing peace agree­ment to end 17 years of con­flict in west­ern Su­dan.

Published On 20 Feb 2020
The Stream - Sudan: What would justice for Darfur look like?

Why is there a lack of black farm­ers in the US?

Gov­ern­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion has cost black farm­ers 80 per­cent of their land over the past 100 years. Many are fight­ing to hold on to what is left.

Published On 18 Feb 2020
African-American farmer

Does the glob­al hair trade ex­ploit poor women?

As the mar­ket for hu­man hair grows ex­po­nen­tial­ly, sup­pli­ers are tak­ing ad­van­tage of des­per­ate women to meet de­mand.

Published On 12 Feb 2020
Wigs in Haiti

What is the hu­man cost of Kash­mir’s in­ter­net black­out?

A near­ly six-month ban has had per­son­al­ly and eco­nom­i­cal­ly dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects for In­di­an-ad­min­is­tered Kash­mir’s sev­en mil­lion res­i­dents.

Published On 5 Feb 2020
The Stream - Kashmir Media blackout