… Did you finish that book?” Principal Khari Shabazz has something to say to each and every one of his students, all of whom he seems to know on a personal level. Helping the youth of impoverished communities like this one has always been a priority for Khari Shabazz.
By Brian Prowse-Gany Ever since Superman first burst onto the printed page in 1938, superheroes have become a staple of American storytelling — from comic books and TV shows to blockbuster movies and video games — conquering evil and injustice throughout. From Ms. Marvel to Batgirl, more and more female heroes are breaking through in a big way, redefining the gender roles that, for years, depicted women simply as “damsels in distress.” With a fan base that’s now 47 percent female, the notion of comic book superheroes being a boys club is now a thing of the past. From writers G. Willow Wilson and Kelly Sue DeConnick to artists like Babs Tarr, the comic book industry has never seemed so diverse.
Justin suffers from Fragile X Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental condition that causes symptoms ranging from learning disabilities to severe intellectual disabilities, seizures, speech delay and anxiety. Justin was 5 when he was diagnosed with the condition, and at that time, Shari and her husband, Brian, had never heard of Fragile X Syndrome. I finally got one response.” Brian was given one piece of advice: See Dr. Randi Hagerman at the MIND Institute. Dr. Hagerman, the medical director of the UC Davis Mind Institute and director of the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center, has been the leading authority on Fragile X syndrome for 30 years.
With the so-called sharing economy taking off not only in our country but all around the world, saying to somebody, “I’m going to call an Uber” is becoming as commonplace as saying, “I’m going to catch a cab.” Now another company, Lyft, is trying to give Uber a run for its money. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric visited the Lyft headquarters in San Francisco to chat with cofounder and President John Zimmer.
By Gabriel Nobel Rebecca “Becca” Sedwick did not go to school. Although the incessant physical bullying she had experienced had subsided since she transferred schools, the cyber bullying had intensified. Through social media sites such as Facebook and texting apps such as Ask.fm and Kik, cruel messages tormented Becca, including “You’re ugly” and “Why don’t you drink bleach and die.” When the incidents were reported to the school, the response had been “She needs to get a thicker skin and ignore it,” Rebecca’s mother, Tricia Norman, tells Yahoo News and Finance Anchor, Bianna Golodryga in an emotional interview. The Kind Campaign, co-founded by Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, was created to address these alarming statistics, and the harmful and ever-present phenomenon of girl-against-girl bullying in particular.
Well, thanks to Omaze, an online charity auction, you could! Best friends since college, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins came up with the bright idea after attending an auction hosted by their childhood hero and basketball great, Magic Johnson. They considered “What if this was available to everybody online for 10 bucks for the chance to win, you could raise so much more money, so much more awareness … and then guys like us would also have the chance to play basketball with Magic Johnson.” Instead of offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the wealthy donors, Omaze offers everyone the equal chance of meeting celebrities and leaders around the world.
Edward Norton is a Hollywood A-lister with memorable roles in “Primal Fear,” “Fight Club” and “American History X.” He’s also a passionate philanthropist with an entrepreneurial spirit. After running the New York City Marathon for charity in 2009, he got the idea of developing an online platform that would combine fundraising with social media; soon after he co-founded Crowdrise. Crowdrise is a for-profit company that makes money by charging small transaction fees on charitable contributions while maximizing the dollars that actually reach an organization.
Lil Buck is literally a mover and a shaker. The 26-year-old dancer is the self-titled “ambassador” of Jookin, a footwork-heavy dance style that evolved from Gangsta Walking, popularized on the streets of Memphis, Tenn., about 30 years ago.“I think people fall in love with it because it’s a joyous dance,” he says. It’s easy to pick up on Lil Buck’s own joy, whether he’s seemingly gliding on air in slow motion or simply speaking about what Jookin means to him as a form of expression.“[Jookin] is a crazy obsession once you get into it.“Lil Buck, born Charles Riley, first learned of Jookin after watching his older sister dance in their Memphis living room when he was 11.
David Byttow, 32, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, 30, are the young masterminds behind Secret, a free social application that allows people to share messages anonymously within their circle of friends. Other apps like Yik Yak, Snapchat, Whisper and Confide have all capitalized on the desire for temporary, consequence-free messaging.