Published on Oct 26, 2015 for AJ+
The little town of St. George, in Ontario, Canada, is celebrating Christmas in October to make a dream come true for a Evan Leversage, a 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer.
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Just outside Toronto, members of a local mosque have teamed up with members of a nearby Christian church and Jewish synagogue to help a Syrian family bring seven refugee relatives to Canada.
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An artist who is postering American cities with images of raised hands says conflicting evidence about the killing of Michael Brown hasn't changed the power of his visual protest.
YOLA, NIGERIA -- More than a million Nigerians have fled Boko Haram violence in the country's northeast. In the meantime, many are getting entrepreneurial.
LAGOS,NIGERIA -- Life in the floating slum of Makoko in Feb. 2015.
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Visit the music-teaching couple Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot as well as their students who get together in Brooklyn once a week to learn the violin -- and pound some Genesees. "We thought that people like activities and they like beer, so what do we know how to do?" Lanctot recalls. "We could teach violin and give "˜em beer?" With that, Booze Music was created.
Hundreds gathered in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 28, 2014. It was Black Friday, but shopping wasn't what they had in mind.
Times Square, New York City. Following the death of Eric Garner, protesters gathered to read the names of more than 100 people who have died at the hands of police or racist violence.
After the tear gas had finally dispersed, protesters continued to gather in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown as police officers looked on.
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Ariel Creamer lives in Rockaway New York, one of the areas that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last October. After evacuating with her family, she returned to friends and neighbors who had lost everything and decided to help -- with Facebook.
Slone, 40, is a professional graffiti artist -- selling his canvases for tens of thousands of dollars , doing custom work and even painting live for audiences at sold-out venues around the country.
It's a far cry from his life growing up in Brooklyn, where he found a way into the world of graffiti in the 1970s.
"I learned a lot about the movement and I saw a lot of my friends get killed along the way," he says. Nevertheless, he was hooked.
Sharon Harris has been in over 40 flash mobs in just a few months, she often does two or three per week. She calls it her anti-chemo. A cancer survivor, mobbing is the first thing on her bucket list and she doesn't plan on stopping any time soon.