Category «North America»

Heather Heyer: The Hero Who Perished Because We Were Ignorant

This week, thousands of white supremacist supporters have gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in a nearby park. Groups involved carried torches around the University of Virginia, large groups have injured counter-protesters from the University, and 20 people were involved in a car crash. …

Quotes From Black Revolutionary Women To Remind You Who You Are

Angela Davis Speaking to Crowd

Something that I have found comforting in the days following an incident of racial violence such as this latest act of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia is speaking with fellow radicals and engrossing myself in the words and writings of black, revolutionary women and femmes. #Charlottesville 9:56pm 🔘 CHANTS: “One people, one nation, end immigration” …

People Of Color’s Stories Are Not Commodities

As a Dominican-American writer, I’ve oftentimes found the most poetry and words in my culture and the history kneaded among it. While a melange of my works has definitely attempted to capture the arresting and vibrant facets of the heritage, I’ve found there to be an underlying pressure to discuss and/or mention the struggles faced …

The Power Of Simplicity

Simplicity is defined as “the quality or condition of being easy to understand and/or do.” The power of simplicity is often underestimated, but it has been proven that it helps with the biggest and hardest challenges. America was built on a poor foundation, and with poor foundation you get poor building. America is a very …

Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

President Donald Trump has once again created controversy by tweeting something that set the media off. On July 22nd, 2017, he tweeted the following:  He is rumored to be questioning his advisers about self-pardoning. What exactly is a presidential pardon? A pardon is “a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of …

Karen Handel Can’t Even See The Glass Ceiling, Much Less Shatter It

Last week, a progressive Democrat almost won a special election for a seat in Congress in a historically conservative part of the ultra-red state of Georgia. For many across the country, thirty-year-old documentary filmmaker and former Congressional aide, Democrat Jon Ossoff, brought hope for a progressive future. He symbolized “the Resistance” moving in on Trump …

Trump Administration’s Judicial Nominee Shows Once Again That Women Aren’t A Priority

Donald Trump has only been president for a few short months, but has already established himself and his administration as nefariously self-interested and blatantly anti-woman. His recent nomination of 52-year-old conservative Kentucky lawyer John K. Bush to serve on the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is just another example of his restrictive conservative agenda …

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