activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

Rich Monetti2 days ago
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Holds Rally in Front of Republican Headquarters
17 people needlessly shot dead at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. It certainly feels the same. So does the immediate, angry response that implores change. But determined high sch...
Jennifer Tran3 days ago
Hear the Echo
It happened again and we are not surprised. It is a strange time to be alive. We have access to so much information all the time; we are bombarded with it daily, if we allow ourselves to be. I find my...
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Dr. Williams3 days ago
Still The Carnage Continues
History is ripe with incidents that reoccur most times through different scenarios but tragically so much of the outcomes remain the same. We are living in an age where we have yet to learn from our m...
Kath Clarke4 days ago
What We Know About Mass Shootings
It has been two days since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that has left 17 dead. While we mourn and share the stories of those who have died, it's also important to look forward and ask: what ...
James Howell9 days ago
Should We Boycott the NFL?
I have heard a lot of talk about boycotting the NFL on both sides. Some want to boycott because of the way the players protest, and some want to boycott because the NFL and the NFLPA has not properly ...
James Howell10 days ago
It's Ok to Be...
"I see no changes, all I see are racist faces, misplaced hate makes disgrace to races.”- Tupac Shakur There has been a rash of flyers popping up in North Carolina as well as other states. These flyers...
James Howell12 days ago
Never Forget Where You Come From
There has been a trend lately among NFL players and others. I’m not talking about kneeling, I’m talking about making changes in their own community. It started with Colin Kaepernick, who has been rais...
Endangered: Coral Reefs
Imagine scuba-diving in the shallow waters of the ocean and seeing the beautiful variation of colors on every single unique reef fish, giant clam, lobster, seahorse, and sea turtle swimming above the ...
Single Payer Health Care: How We Can Achieve It, a Call to Action
Republicans don’t want single-payer because they really would prefer we pay for everything, from healthcare, to education. Forget about conceding to party lines. Think about who needs health care and ...
Joe Wilson19 days ago
What Does Our Future Hold?
Humanity is at its peak of development. We live in the age of advancement, whether it's space travel, cancer treatment, or virtual reality. With such an exponential growth of wealth and technologies, ...
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Matthew Riet23 days ago
Homelessness
I love sports! Specifically the NFL and the NBA. I want to play in the NFL when I'm older. All the players are role models for many people. For example Jimmy Butler, a 3 time NBA all-star, a 3-time NB...
The Lucky Refugees
Ever since I was little I remember moving from country to country, crying to my parents because—yet again—I had to make new friends and a new life. By the time I was eight, I actually liked it and wou...
Azaria Brown24 days ago
To the Gentlemen That Walked Out During My Pro-Black Speech
Picture it: On January 25, 2018, my organization hosted an open mic night for students to get on stage and share their stories with one another. It provided an opportunity for people to be more transp...
Russell Brummera month ago
World Peace
War is good for nothing; all it does is cause more war. Violence is a disease, not an attribute. Aggression can be an attribute, and there's nothing wrong with it. Peace is just giving aggression heal...
Misha Alslebena month ago
What's for Dinner? Plastic!
Imagine 25 years from now you and your family take a trip to the beach, you pile out of the car, and can hear the wave rushing to the shore. As you walk to the beach you see a couple bottles, caps and...
Harry Benedicta month ago
The Standing Rock Series
This was the final day of Oceti just before they sent the military in to disperse camp... We had gathered at the other bridge where the invisible line for the reservation is now next to where Rosebud ...
Harry Benedicta month ago
The Standing Rock Series: The Calm Before the Storm
This was during my second trip to Standing Rock; camp had grown significantly in a short time after I left from a few hundred to a couple thousand people. It was in that time we had many successive pe...
Harry Benedicta month ago
The Standing Rock Series
When this journey began, this chapter I should say, I did not know truly what to expect, but I knew it was somewhere I was meant to be. Every now and then, there are moments in life that come to you t...