How Jackie Robinson changed the face of baseball

Through his extraordinary talent, perseverance and dignity, baseball great Jackie Robinson helped open major league baseball to black men.

With climate doom looming, let’s reset economic goals

Economic growth is the holy grail for most politicians. But it can boost carbon emissions and exacerbate the climate crisis. Time to adjust our goals?

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Fundraising campaign update: We need your support!

Our goal for this year's fundraising campaign is to raise $25,000. We're not there yet, and we need your help to achieve our goals.

Student Ambassadors: Leading by example

They are energetic, creative, alert and driven. They love to lead. They are News-Decoder's Student Ambassadors for 2019-20.

Prizes honor efforts to fight fake news, gun violence

Two global prizes supported by News-Decoder recognize projects in the UK and U.S. that fight fake news and gun violence while engaging youth in the media.

Student Ambassadors: Leading by example

They are energetic, creative, alert and driven. They love to lead. They are News-Decoder's Student Ambassadors for 2019-20.

Watch: Comparing Paris’s metro to NYC’s subway

Are the frustrations and joys of New York's subway unique to my home city? A summer criss-crossing Paris in its metro answered my question.

Riding the rails to a life with less guilt

Ashamed of flying because it worsens your carbon footprint? You're not alone if you want to ride the rails -- as I recently did when my life took a turn.

Google speech policy requires difficult trade-offs

A new speech policy looks set to rein in Google's intellectually freewheeling culture. It points to difficult trade-offs today’s organizations must make.

We need to keep disarmament treaties, not scrap them

In a world with nuclear weapons, every agreement counts. So the decision by the U.S. and Russia to scrap a disarmament treaty does matter.

Decoder: Who are the Kurdish people?

The Kurds are the world’s largest nation without a state. Yet, when thrust onto the world agenda, questions over the group's identity invariably arise.

Media literacy: Watch out. Shorthand labels can be a trap

Are the Houthis in Yemen "Iran-backed" or "Iran-aligned"? Are Hezbollah members "terrorists" or "liberators"? Labels can make a big difference.

Decoder: Confused about Puerto Rico? You’re not alone

The people of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens but have no vote in Congress. The island is a U.S. territory, but many Americans know nothing about it.