In Liberia, cheap technology and relative political stability have spawned a generation of rappers and producers. Disenfranchised men who may have otherwise picked up a gun are now picking up a mic instead. Jake Heller reports on how hip-hop is giving a voice to Liberia’s ostracized youth.

It hasn’t been an easy road to the principal’s office for Roberto Padilla. So when the 33-year-old starts his first full school year as principal of West Prep Academy this fall, he’s looking to make an impact. Jake Heller reports.


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