Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman, a reporter based in Brooklyn, New York, is writing a
book about the legacy of US colonial ties with Liberia. Her work in
Liberia was produced with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis

Firestone’s Super Bowl Fumble Firestone’s Super Bowl Fumble

Few people watching the Firestone-sponsored Super Bowl halftime show are aware of the company's reputation in Liberia for harsh working conditions, child labor and environmental ru...

Feb 1, 2008 / Feature / Ruthie Ackerman

Scars and Stripes Scars and Stripes

Liberia's former child soldiers deserve more than the empty promises the world has given them.

Jan 10, 2008 / Feature / Ruthie Ackerman