Culture & Arts
The power of art can lift people up, bring them together, teach them their own value, and revive an entire community.
Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
In his long career as a black gay journalist, Rod McCullom is known for his reporting on science and health (including HIV). As such, he says he has often been the only person of color in the newsroom or production studio -- and almost always the only gay black man.
This week I couldn't have been prouder to discover not one, but FOUR iO grantees among the winners in the latest round of Detroit Knight Arts Challenge grants.
The national conversation on poverty and income inequality is welcome and long overdue. But there's something missing in many of the potential solutions on the table.
New projects aim to increase civic engagement in the face of historically low voter turnout
Suppose we were to aggregate all those newspaper videos into a daily news feed -- license it to networks around the world -- and then split the license feeds amongst the newspapers that contributed? A kind of video syndication. Would that work?
Mayors and their governments undoubtedly have a role to play in fostering the well-being and prosperity of their cities. The sheer amount of resources they have at their disposal gives them immense power to move their metropolises in the right directions.
Buskerfest Miami is an annual festival in its second year bringing together dozens of performance groups spread across Miami's emerging downtown corridor, primarily at Metro Mover locations.
Love them or hate them, live free of them or feel fettered, since 2006, the Knight Foundation has invested more than $86 million in South Florida's cultural community and that's undoubtedly awesome.
Ultimately, Miami is a city of contradictions. A sleepy small town wrapped in a growing metropolis that embraces everybody that chooses to call it home.
Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?
In this increasingly competitive world, entrepreneurs need all the tips and advice they can get. Here are some of the top tips for start-ups from successful start-ups.
The Knight Foundation, Miami's most generous philanthropic organization, and arguably the biggest contributor to our cultural renaissance, is currently accepting "Ideas" for its 7th annual Knights Arts Challenge. Just apply by Feb. 24. You have nothing to lose. It's free. And it's easy.
The year 2014 presents open government advocates with a large agenda and an opportunity to make significant progress in this emerging and important field.
"Death of the newspaper" stories are old hat and, at this point, rather pointless. Still, America's foundations are looking ahead to what the next chapter in journalism and information will look like.
The deep losses of traditional news outlets to Internet firms like Facebook and Twitter should sound alarm bells for high school and college educators that they must embrace social media to stay relevant to students.
To my thinking building trust is the key to sustainability of the emerging news and information sphere. Good news and information add value; they do not extract value.