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Anandi Premlall
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A profound symbol of the horrific conditions aboard a slave ship is the ballast used as a counterweight for human cargo

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Ten principles for empowering people and building high-performance companies.

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Haunani-Kay Trask is one of the most important and influential Hawaiian nationalist leaders of our times. Known for her formidable intellect and razor sharp analysis, especially on US imperialism and its 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom and its continued colonization of the islands, Trask reflects upon her life, politics, and the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.
A retired professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, she is also an accomplished poet. Among her numerous writings including her the path-breaking book of essays, From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii are two books of poetry, Light in the Crevice Never Seen and Night is a Sharkskin Drum.
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Interview recorded June 18, 2010, Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Historical footage courtesy of Na Maka o ka Aina.

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If you think the racial unrest that has become so common in our nation has nothing to do with the natural world think again.
My wife Shamane and I enjoy an early morning ritual. Three days a week at 5:45 AM we venture out on to Madison’s Lake Monona to swim. To be more accurate, she swims while I pace stroke a few miles …

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Black and brown people are conspicuously absent in our parks, forests, trails and rivers, as well as in the aisles of our industry’s trade shows and offices, says author James Mills. Here, he offers insights as to why it’s vitally important to add more color to the natural world, and 5 things you can do […]

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Businesses is what drives our communities and economies of those communities. We NEED to bring awareness to Black-owned businesses and we need to understand the importance of giving money back to our very own communities. Blacks spend less money in black-owned businesses than any other racial group spend in businesses owned by members of their groups (this includes Hispanics and Asians). A report by Nielsen and Essence estimates...

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God will never give you more than you can handle. While some may believe it is theologically correct, depending on your definitions, it is singularly unhelpful to the person who is neck-deep in a c…

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A scientist-artist duo creates stunning images, taken through a scanning electron microscope, of seeds in the Millennium Seed Bank

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Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region's women. Umoja, which means "unity" in Swahili, is quite literally a no man's land, and the matriarchal refuge is now home to the Samburu women who no longer want to suffer abuses, like genital mutilation and forced marriages, at the hands of men.

Throughout the years, it has also empowered other women in the districts surrounding Samburu to start their own men-excluding villages. Broadly visited Umoja and the villages it inspired to meet with the women who were fed up with living in a violent patriarchy.

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In this episode we interview urban farmer and educator, Maurice Small, who works to eliminate food deserts in southeast Raleigh by teaching the youth how to connect with the earth and grow food. His approach to helping those who are underserved is to get them involved in alternatives from the systems that are holding them down. His students are gaining a sense of self-worth, independence, and confidence as they grow food that is in high demand by...

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My friend Jalal is the Hudson Valley activist who brings fresh food
to his incarcerated neighbors
A Hudson Valley activist brings fresh food to his incarcerated neighbors. PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL RUDIN. Most of the families that ride this bus don't have regular access to farm-fresh food; the inmates they are visiting have none. farmPrison. Victory Bus Project founder Jalal Sabur from ...
I am the change I want to see in the world. Earth Artivist. Urban Farmer. Dirt Worshipper. Thriver. Educator. Place Maker. Green + Brown Goddess.
  • SustyQ
    Artivist, 2012 - present
  • Friends of The QueensWay
    Founding Member of the Executive Steering Committee, 2011 - 2015
  • Earth Matter
    Urban Farm and Compost Apprentice, 2014 - 2015
  • Down to Earth Markets
    Farmers Market Manager at Queens Botanical Gardens, 2014 - 2015
  • Battery Urban Farm
    Farm Education Apprentice, 2014 - 2015
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I AM the CHANGE I want to see in the world: Artivist. Earth Mother. Do Gooder. Go Getter. SustainABLE.

Anandi A. Premlall is the consummate eco-agricultural citizen of New York City. She is a Urban Farm Apprentice at Earth Matter NY on Governors Island, studies Urban Agriculture at Farm School NYC, is an Earth Activist and Permaculture Designer, a Certified Mistress Composter, Citizen Pruner, and MillionTreesNYC Care Captain. Anandi is Artivist and Founder of a grassroots initiative and soon to be social enterprise known as Sustainable Queens (SustyQ),which promotes health and community engagement in Queens by integrating artistic creativity, holistic wellness practices, and ecological principles of building healing spaces. She envisioned a "Queens High Line" once upon a time and has been an enthusiastic member of the Friends of The QueensWay Steering Committee ever since. When this Guyanese native is not playing with dirt or crafting shenanigans through tactical urbanism; she devours books and uses social media for good.

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