malala yousafzai

This year is one for the history books. There were plenty of moments embedded in our hearts in 2014. Amidst the suffering, grief, and remorse during the tragedy in Ferguson, there was the big feminist movement we didn’t see coming, new idols like Lupita Nyong’o and Gina Rodriguez, and protests all around the world that united us after […]

A Taliban attack on a Pakistani high school Tuesday left at least 126 people dead, according to Bahramand Khan, director of information for the regional Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Of the 126, most of those killed were children. A number of people were also injured in the attack, which included the taking of hundreds of students as […]

The young activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban two years ago for promoting education for girls in Pakistan became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, and India’s Kailash Satyarthi, whose efforts to amplify young people’s rights and end the exploitation of children, were bestowed […]

Here’s some unsettling news. A CIA spokesman says a new intelligence assessment revealed the number of fighters for the Islamic State group may be between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria. The new figure is a 10,000 increase from the previous estimate. CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani says the number reflects “greater battlefield activity, and additional intelligence” […]

The youngest person to ever be executed may get a new trial if a judge agrees to the request brought forth by his supporters. In 1944, 14-year-old George Stinney was executed for killing two white girls. But, according to a lawsuit filed last month on Stinney’s behalf, he was convicted on a shaky confession in a […]

Although 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ education and the target of a Taliban assassination attempt who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize didn’t win the award, she’s still our hero. And apparently President Obama’s also. Obama met with Malala yesterday, the same day the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization […]