Parallels of Democratic Turmoil: Looking at Riots in the U.S. and Brazil
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by Alex Yates
2d ago
People filled the plaza in the place where all three powers of governance meet in Brasília, Brazil. A sea of green and gold as hundreds of citizens displayed their nation’s colors before entering the seats of power, destroying property, and overpowering the police. People climbed to the roof of the Congress building and unfurled a ..read more
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Famine Increases School Dropouts
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by Courtney Andrews
3d ago
by Grace Ndanu I am used to children not attending school due to cultural practices and beliefs. Young girls might be sold out to their husbands when they are minutes or hours old. This led to child preference in some Kenyan communities, where only boys are taken to school while the girls are forced to ..read more
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Steps That Outside Governments Can Take Toward Ending the Human Rights Violations of North Korea
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by A. Price
5d ago
Note from the author: This post is the fourth of my four-part series on the North Korean Regime. I recommend reading the other parts before this one for understanding, but doing so is optional. To find the other parts, scroll down and click on “View all posts by A. Price.”  The Democratic People’s Republic of ..read more
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Climate Crisis Shifts Gender Roles
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by Courtney Andrews
1w ago
by Grace Ndanu In Kenya, every person is assigned their duties right from birth. When a girl is born her room is painted pink, her toys will be dolls, a house and house essentials. On the other hand, the boy’s room is painted blue and his toys are cars, a spider man and a fire ..read more
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Attack on Gender-Affirming Healthcare in Texas
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by Nikhita Mudium
1w ago
After decades of systemic and societal discrimination, an array of hope burst through the clouds of despair for transgender individuals. Recently, greater acceptance of transgender individuals in modern culture has opened doors to accessible and evidence-based transgender healthcare. Budding healthcare infrastructure has helped transgender individuals transition and care for their changing bodies providing relief for the marginalized ..read more
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Haiti: How will this end?
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by Nikhita Mudium
2w ago
Peace in Haiti is akin to a momentary breath of fresh air. Gripped by the terror of political and humanitarian crises since its founding as the world’s first Black republic, Haiti is constantly reeling from one cause of instability to the next. Today’s maelstrom of political inaction, violence, and human rights disasters in Haiti is ..read more
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Reclaimed Lives: The Power of Storytelling
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by Courtney Andrews
2w ago
BY: Alesa R. Liles, PhD, MSW Autonomy within our lives is often something many take for granted. We can make choices for ourselves whether it is a need or want or even a subconscious choice we don’t even think about. This right to choose is a fundamental aspect of humanity. For almost 2 million people incarcerated ..read more
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Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we Celebrate Human Rights Day
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by Chadra Pittman
2w ago
by Chadra Pittman “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr                                             On ..read more
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Book Bans in the United States: History Says it All
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by Nikhita Mudium
3w ago
My mother is the youngest of 5 Indian daughters, all of whom are PhDs, professors, researchers, and educators. My grandfather, a lawyer, raised her, and like clockwork, he repeated that knowledge is akin to clay, a necessary foundation for anyone’s house of decisions, thoughts, ideologies, and actions. Because of this, nothing was more important than ..read more
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The Ongoing Alabama Prison Crisis: From the Past to the Present
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by Kala Bhattar
1M ago
This is a continuation of the conversation about the Alabama Prison Crisis as exposed by Mary Scott Hodgin in her podcast, “Deliberate Indifference.” If you have not read the previous blog post on this topic, “The Ongoing Alabama Prison Crisis: A History”, it is recommended that you do so. Also, if you would like more ..read more
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