Israel’s Illegal Occupation of Palestine

In the past month, the “conflict” between Palestine and Israel has received renewed media attention after the Supreme Court of Israel’s court order authorized the forcible removal of Palestinian families from their homes in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. What is the historical context of this “conflict?” What exactly is going on in Palestine? And… Continue reading Israel’s Illegal Occupation of Palestine

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The Significance of the National Holiday Juneteenth, Black Independence Day

Juneteenth is a national holiday on June 19th. Also known as Freedom Day, Black Independence Day, and Emancipation Day, the day is a celebration of the end of slavery in America. On this day in 1865, General Gordon Granger informed enslaved people in Galveston, Texas of their freedom from slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation from… Continue reading The Significance of the National Holiday Juneteenth, Black Independence Day

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Pride Month Spotlight: Audre Lorde, Black Lesbian Icon

This pride month, we will be highlighting influential activists that dedicated their lives to fighting injustice. Our first spotlight is on Audre Lorde, self-proclaimed “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” Audre Lorde was born Audrey Geraldine Lorde on February 18, 1934 to Caribbean immigrant parents in New York City. She discovered her love for poetry at… Continue reading Pride Month Spotlight: Audre Lorde, Black Lesbian Icon

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Unrest and Military Coup in Myanmar

Background of Myanmar Coup In November, the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the seats needed to form a government. However, the Myanmar government claims that the election was fraudulent. The military recently threatened to “take action” over the alleged election fraud. However, the Union Election Commission denied claims that the election was fraudulent last… Continue reading Unrest and Military Coup in Myanmar

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Yemen Airport Explosion; 25+ Killed And Over 100 Injured

What happened? On December 30, Yemen’s Aden airport was attacked as a plane with cabinet members of Yemen’s new government was landing. At least 25 people were killed and 110 injured. The death toll is expected to rise, as over 30 people are in critical condition. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. A… Continue reading Yemen Airport Explosion; 25+ Killed And Over 100 Injured

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Cop in Philippines Shoots Mother and Son Execution-Style

On Sunday, December 20th, in the Philippines, off-duty police officer Jonel Nuezca shot and killed Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio execution-style in front of their house. Reports state that an argument took place between Nuezca and the Gregorio’s over a makeshift air cannon (commonly used during New Years’ celebrations). Neuzca attempted to arrest Frank… Continue reading Cop in Philippines Shoots Mother and Son Execution-Style

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Ethiopia’s military attack on capital of Tigray region

This past Saturday, the military forces of Ethiopia began to attack Mekele, the capital of the northern Tigray region. Diplomatic efforts by three former African presidents were unsuccessful in coming to a truce between the regions. The attacks have been directed against the political party TPFL, controlled the coalition that was in charge of Ethiopia… Continue reading Ethiopia’s military attack on capital of Tigray region

History of “Thanksgiving”

The most common story told when teaching about the history of “Thanksgiving” is that Native Americans helped English colonists figure out how to live in the New World at Plymouth. Then, the colonists and Native Americans gathered in 1621 to celebrate and commemorate the peace. Unfortunately, the peace at Plymouth did not last. Over time,… Continue reading History of “Thanksgiving”

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