Mrs. Michelle Obama is not only the first African-American First Lady of the United States, but an advocate for higher education, women empowerment, and gender equality.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
It was no surprise that when First Lady, Michelle Obama met up with Prince Harry, she instantly liked him.
The two global figures kicked off this year’s Invictus Games for wounded veterans. Apparently Mrs. Obama couldn’t hide her admiration for the British Royal, known for melting hearts wherever he goes.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
I had just received the news that Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election.
Similar to my friends, one may assume I cried out of fear – I am a 23-year-old black woman living in America.
However, my tears were due to the fact that Hillary Clinton, an American lawyer and politician – the first female presidential nominee in American history, lost the Presidential Election.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More