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Malala Yousafzai: What to know about the Pakistani activist for girls’ education

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is known around the world for her activism for gender equality.

In 2014, Yousafzai, then 17, became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor. In her home country, Pakistan, she was outspoken in insisting that girls have a right to an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman while riding a school bus at age 15. She recovered and went on to fight against girls’ oppression worldwide.

She told The Associated Press this month: “I think when you raise

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What an Activist Can Teach an Education Behemoth

(Bloomberg Opinion) — When new chief executive officers take over, they often face a stark choice: Praise their predecessors and continue in the same vein, or throw them under the bus and pursue a new tack.

Even if they’d prefer to start afresh, they usually at least make a show of adopting their forerunner’s strategy. In the case of Pearson Plc, the activist investor Cevian Capital AB might have given the successor to outgoing CEO John Fallon cover to do away with the theatrics and forge their own vision for the education company.

Cevian announced on Thursday that it has

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Larry Aubry, black activist icon and ‘godfather of South Central Los Angeles,’ dies

Larry Aubry, a columnist with the Los Angeles Sentinel and a longtime community activist, died at age 86. <span class="copyright">(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Larry Aubry, a columnist with the Los Angeles Sentinel and a longtime community activist, died at age 86. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Larry Aubry, an icon of black activist Los Angeles who witnessed white resistance to school integration and the Watts and 1992 riots without losing faith that hard work and outrage would manifest racial justice, has died.

Aubry, 86, died May 16 after a short illness, writer Erin Aubry Kaplan, one of his five children, said. A writer as well as an activist, he composed more than 1,700 hard-hitting columns over 33 years for the Los Angeles

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