Former Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs on why he wants to end poverty

Michael Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton, California. Nick Otto | AFP | Getty Images Michael Tubbs faced the odds against him while growing up in Stockton, California, as the son of a young single mother and an incarcerated father. Tubbs, 31, felt the expectations for his life as a black man in America were either … Read more

Volatile cocoa prices are pushing African farmers further into poverty

Women members of a cocoa agricultural cooperative dry cocoa beans on April 17, 2019 on a farm near Adzob, south of Ivory Coast. Yusuf Sanogo | AFP | Getty Images Volatility in cocoa markets means farmers in Africa will lose nearly 20% of their income, prompting accusations that global chocolate makers are “turning a blind … Read more