In the wake of everything going on in the world today, one must increase consciousness. I am a black woman in a country that is not set up for me. Therefore, I have to make myself knowledgeable about current events in the black communities and support my Kings and Queens. These days all I hear in the streets is, “why is the news not covering this…why are they imprisoning our black brothers…why, why why?” Stop blaming society for the problems in our communities. We are a part of society. Here are tips I use to deal with everyday life in America as an African-American.
You have probably heard a lot about the Dreamers, and you are wondering: Who are they? Why do I care? What can I do?Well, I am here to tell you. The Dreamers is a term coined by Barak Obama when referring to immigrants who migrated to the United States as a child and have successfully established a life here.
Really let that sink in. Donald Trump with 5 kids, 3 baby moms, pending sexual assault cases from both women and children, an unprecedented amount of bankruptcies and a comb over that would inspire a Rogaine commercial, is Your President.We could get into the how or the why but we know how and we know why. The focus now has to be, how do we proceed going forward? Do we elevate the standard Trump has to meet or do we allow him to run this country like a chicken with his head cut off?
Children in Yemen are facing an immense catastrophe due to volatile armed conflicts. Boys and girls are growing up in the most impoverished country of the Middle East, with little access to education and development. Consequently, Save the Children is an organization that works to promote and protect children’s rights.
In Guatemala, the average length of schooling is 4.1 years, which places the country last in the Education Index, compared to all other Latin American nations. There are 3.2 million Guatemalan children between the age of 6 and 15 in 18,000 public primary schools, and 93% have no access to technology. The use of technology, specifically computers, can reshape power and knowledge in significant ways.
Guatemalan textiles are known globally for being unique, colorful and deeply rooted in this country’s traditions. Locals from villages in rural areas work on weaving these textiles and making them one of a kind. Several Guatemalan women are empowering themselves by starting their own businesses and making beautiful handbags with these textiles.
On November 4th, 2016, I got into my car, drove into the inner city, and casted my ballot for the presidential election. This was my first time being an active voter since I arrived to the country about a decade ago.
In light of the upcoming presidential elections, and despite any political preferences or dislikes, Hillary Clinton is without a doubt a female figure to admire. As a woman, she’s been through a lot and she’s stood up like a warrior after every one of her falls.
I was having a conversation not too long ago with a friend of mine who happens to be Caucasian. He told me something along the lines of: “I don’t understand how anyone could be racist. I also don’t understand why some people take out their frustrations on current white people. The past was unfortunate, and I sympathize. But I am not racist. My ancestors were.”
Culture is an essential character of an individual’s life because it encircles the social, political and economic spheres. Culture is the clothes you wear, the food you eat, the mantras you were taught growing up, passed down from generations; culture is what makes races, ethnicities, tribes and countries unique.
Recently, Hilary Clinton had been featured on the popular “Humans of New York” page. I think this is possibly the most transparent she’s ever been as far as politics go. She recounted a story in which she was getting ready to take a law school entry exam when she found herself in a room full of men who targeted all sorts of despicable insults to her.
Despite the recent shocking realization of the Panama Papers – documents that exposed how powerful individuals have corruptibly used bank accounts and companies to bury their wealth and avert taxes – Panama is contradictorily progressing in economic and social terms.
The mass shooting that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida shook the souls of a grieving nation. At times like these, especially in the midst of a political election, politicians often use this atrocity to push their own political agendas. Trump recently released a statement in which he reinforced his views on banning admissions from the Middle East and cutting off immigration.
There are moments in life you wish you could rewind and enjoy every second, once again. This happened to me after attending the Organization of the Americas States (OAS) model in Washington DC. This is seminar that simulates how the various committees of the Organization of the American States work every day. The OAS
GUATEMALA - Frustration over prevalent corruption, the new government which inaugurated in January 14, is expected to begin a new democratic era, and consequently, continue with the newly Central American Spring.