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.

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Matthew Rieta year 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 Browna year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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...
Umm Rayaana year ago
Her Name Is Ahed
Born on the 30th of March, 2001 in a small village called Nabi Salih, which is around 12 miles north west of Ramallah in the West Bank. Her father, Bassem, was born in 1967—the year of Six Day War. Du...
Ryan Goldena year ago
Make America Kind Again
A lack of compassion in the United States has caused one of the greatest divisions in the country's history. There is a large group of people in this country who feel that they should only care for th...
Chloe Larsona year ago
The Crisis That is: Net Neutrality
What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality prohibits any form of internet service from increasing or decreasing internet speeds along with prohibiting them from blocking certain content or websites. Inter...
Arlo La year ago
Why You Shouldn't Touch My Hair
“Don’t touch my hair, when it’s the feelings I wear.” — Solange Knowles When your hair defies gravity, and you go places where others' follicles do not, you reach a sense of dissonance for people’s wa...
Eli Willa year ago
Understanding White Privilege as a White Person
Let’s start with the basics: What is white privilege? White privilege is not something that white people participate in on purpose. It give “perks” to white people that we do not earn and that people ...
Dustin Murphya year ago
John Oliver Calls on Us Gamers to Oppose Trump's Net Neutrality Changes — And It's No Joke
It's a Friday night and you're sitting at home watching your favorite stream. You notice the quality has begun to degrade, some of the content seems amiss, and the whole experience is just stuttering ...
Dustin Murphya year ago
The Internet Is Taking a Stand Against Net Neutrality Changes and This Is Important for Home Entertainment
There's no doubt if you are reading this, that the internet is something of an importance to you today. Whether you are working on write-ups, working on a spreadsheet for your job, or even sending ema...
Jamie Kramera year ago
Here's the Lowdown on Net Neutrality
On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes to repeal the current net neutrality rules. These rules are from the Obama-era and ensure internet service providers offer equal acc...
The World's Food Dilemma
Mother always says "Eat your vegetables!" and will spend countless days bargaining and begging her kid(s) to eat food that will keep them healthy. Children spend years avoiding many veggies because th...
James Williamsa year ago
Egypt's Darkest Hour: Exposing the Homophobic Purge Our Media Is Brushing Aside
Amidst news of the mosque bombing in terror-struck Egypt, there remains an ongoing undercurrent of injustice. Set against a backdrop of what seems like a gradually emerging utopia of support for the L...