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Pole Dancing Made It To The Super Bowl. Now It Wants Another Stage: The Olympics

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The International Pole Sports Federation is working to get pole dancing permanently recognized as a sport. Advocates say it combines strength, flexibility, creativity and a whole lot of training.


Bad Bunny Shows Us His Version Of Old-School

Monday, March 02, 2020

One of the most creative pop stars of the era gets back to basics, as only he can.


20 Years After She Unplugged For MTV, Shakira Taught Me To See Myself

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dancing to the mariachi horns of "Ciega, Sordomuda," one young Latina found a deep, unwavering love staring her in the face. It just took a song about being blinded by emotion to see it clearly.


Obamas' Portraits Going On Tour Next Year

Friday, February 07, 2020

The National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama two years ago this month. Now it is sending them on a yearlong tour to five cities.


Women's March Draws A Smaller, But Passionate Crowd

Saturday, January 18, 2020

In its fourth annual iteration, the anti-Trump protest focused on climate change, reproductive justice and immigration.


After Controversial Leaders Step Down, The Women's March Tries Again In 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

For the fourth year, the anti-Trump Women's March will stage events in Washington, D.C., and other places. After years of controversy, the group now has new leadership and a new focus.


Scrunchie Cat And Friends: Global Social Media Moments We Loved In 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019

They're sweet. And funny! And weird! Here's a sampling of viral videos, tweets and TikToks from around the world.


7 Of Our Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories In 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Secrets of Inuit parenting, a Mongolian heavy metal band and a controversial medical center in Uganda were among the topics that drew the most readers.


How Online Grocery Delivery Could Help Alleviate Food Deserts

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Delivery service could make it easier to access fresh, healthy food in these areas, a study finds. It lends support to a pilot program that lets people pay for these groceries with food stamps.


Miss Universe 2019 Is Young, Gifted And An Outspoken Believer In 'Black Girl Magic'

Monday, December 09, 2019

Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa speaks out on "natural" beauty, gender equality and climate change.


How Evo Morales Made Bolivia A Better Place ... Before He Was Forced To Flee

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

After a controversial reelection in October, the Bolivian leader has sought asylum in Mexico. But despite the turmoil, there is another perspective on the nearly 14 years he held office.


PHOTOS: How Families Eat In The Arctic: From An $18 Box Of Cookies To Polar Bear Stew

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

In the Canadian Arctic, food that's shipped in can be costly. People still hunt as their ancestors did — for seal, polar bear and narwhal.


Meet The Filmmaker Reinventing How African Women Are Portrayed In Movies

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Two deeply personal films from Cameroonian Rosine Mbakam won critical acclaim in the U.S. by grappling with how families maintain traditions in a time of global migration and generational change.


'Un-African'? Photos Challenge Notions Of LGBTQ Identity In The African Diaspora

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Mikael Owunna's new book captures the stories of LGBTQ African immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers reconciling their identity and their heritage.


CBS's 'Bob Hearts Abishola' Rings True To These Nigerian Viewers

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The new sitcom is about a white, middle-aged Detroiter who falls head over heels for a Nigerian nurse. We asked a couple of Nigerian viewers what they think of the show.


Congo's KOKOKO! Makes Joyful Dance Music From Instruments Made Of Junk

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The band couldn't afford instruments. So they made their own out of scavenged items, like kitchen pots and air-conditioner parts. On their U.S. tour, they stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk.


PHOTOS: After The Storm, Haitians In The Bahamas Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers

Saturday, October 12, 2019

One woman turned her home into an ad hoc shelter for Haitians displaced by the storm and facing discrimination.