Welcome to 2020 and welcome to our first quarter beneficiaries! This quarter we are re-featuring two previous Compassionate Impact Grant beneficiaries and two brand new beneficiaries. Pueblo a Pueblo’s values to counteract the effects of colonialism with culturally appropriate interventions align very closely with FBB’s values. FBB is proud to support The Tandana Foundation’s strategies…

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In this blog, former HA: Ghana Ghana volunteer Christian Hayden shares his thoughts on the Year of Return. The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major campaign inviting the worldwide African Diaspora to return to Ghana.  The year chosen commemorates 400 years since the first enslaved African arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. A few historians…

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Two years ago, Myanmar’s military launched a violent crackdown against the Muslim Rohingya population. Last week, local regulators compounded the Rohingya's sense of isolation by ordering a halt to all cellphone service in the area of their camps. Imagine that your own government has burned your villages into the ground, attempted to kill you, and…

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As recently brought to the public consciousness by journalistic experiments like the New York Times’ 1619 Project, August 2019 marks 400 years since the first documented arrival of Africans in English-colonized America at Point Comfort, Virginia. These so-documented “20 And odd Negroes” had been kidnapped in Angola and packed along with 350 other enslaved Africans aboard a…

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This week in history, formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass bluntly criticized the failure of American commitments to "freedom"  in several Independence Day addresses.  "The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro" was delivered to a majority caucasian audience in Rochester, New York. Tomorrow (July 5th) marks its 167th anniversary. For those unfamiliar, we encourage you…

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As citizens of a nation just over two decades into democracy, we know that achieving success in the next two decades relies on equipping capable, educated agents of change. Those agents of tomorrow? They’re in our classroom today. A Department of Basic Education report shows that in South Africa, less than 20% of students finish…

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Today is the WHO's World Blood Donor Day. This day also coincides with Pride Month and follows some compelling concerns raised from our BBN community recently about blood law, which we feel compelled to address. For over three decades, HIV/AIDS fears fueled a U.S. ban on all donated blood from gay and bisexual men. While…

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The following blog has been adapted by FBB staff from Wendy Webber's 6/7/19 speech at the American Humanists Association Annual Conference. Decolonizing service is a huge topic. I can only scratch the surface today, so I’m going to focus on what "decolonizing service" means in the context of Ghana, because of Foundation Beyond Belief’s work…

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