Tagged in "controversies"

It seems every time one racially-charged incident ends, a gender or religious controversy takes its place; Ruminate on the issues dividing our nation and world.

Dear Black People

Dre Joseph
in Culture

Before slavery, the inferiority of Africans did not exist and definitely not in the way it is perpetrated now. People from different parts of the world were not reduced down to the basic epithets of ‘black’ and ‘white’ but were referred to by their nation name. Slavery changed all that, making it necessary to label African people in a particular way to fuel the trade and stem any early counter arguments against it. The problem is, people across the world have taken these lies as gospel and that ...

So What Will Happen Next For Us In the UK?

Phil Rowan
in Culture

There is apprehension with nervous indications all around a bar that is close to our House of Commons in Westminster. We have just had a 'Day of Rage' following on from the Grenfell Tower disaster in ...

Dear Donald, Thank You for Keeping Media Companies Busy

Corey Gittleman
in Culture

Dear Donald, Although I might not particularly agree with your political views or the actions in which you have taken in office, I owe you a thank you. The things that you do and say are all over vari...

What Was Johnny Depp Thinking?

Christina St-Jean
in Entertainment

Actor Johnny Depp has drawn sharp criticism for recent remarks that suggested he - or someone else - might attempt to assassinate United States President Donald Trump. "Threatening to assassinate a si...

Fade to Black

Dre Joseph
in Culture

When most people see a spider in their house, more often than not, their first reaction is, "Oh shit? Where's my slipper!" or something along those lines. Oddly enough, though, "house" spiders do not aim to harm us (humans), they're simply just trying to get from point A to point B in their ordinary, daily lives as insects. They're just trying to do what spiders do--eat bugs, give birth to smaller baby spiders and, of course, avoid becoming a tiny gush stain on the mean end of a size 10.5 slippe...

Moving Tribute From the Whole Country

Lizzy Arrow
in Culture

The hardest thing of all is when you are a victim of any kind of trauma that we hear about every day; most importantly the recent events that we have heard about, seen, helped, and applauded. This is ...

Libertarians

Mickey Finn
in Culture

I know, I know. You’re probably picturing some country whack-job in flannel in front of a pile of MRE’s and ammunition. Well, that is a bullshit image that the media paints of Libertarianism the same ...

The Wonder Woman of Tel Aviv

Zane DeYoung
in Culture

There’s a billboard on the Tel Aviv highway that proclaims “We Love You” under a picture of Wonder Woman. More accurately, under a picture of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. In Israel, she’s kind of a big ...

A Face Saving Rewrite of Named Person

Méave Gallagher
in Culture

Parts 4 and parts 5 of the children and young person Act (Scotland)2014, that are currently revoked from law and commonly known as named person and child plans, are making their way back to the Scotti...

Can Tax Cuts Be Considered "Trickle Down Economics"?

M. Andrei Andreescu
in Culture

Critics of tax cuts as governmental policy often claim that this approach to economics primarily serves the interests of the rich, whose niggardliness and cupidity only allows the poor to benefit from...

Preventing the Next Nabra

Amal Matan
in Culture

In the past 48 hours, the headlines have been plastered with a variety of horrifying losses of innocent life. The victims of the Finsbury Park Terror Attack have something in common with Nabra Hassane...

Head of Council Should Be Arrested for Grenfell Tower Fire

Johnny Vedmore
in Culture

The leader of the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington Council, Nick Paget-Brown, should be the first arrested for the Grenfell Tower fire and the local authorities immediate response. The responsi...

Theresa May Cancels Queen's Speech

Jordan Catto
in Culture

Following a tumultuous few months in British Politics, including Theresa May's deceitful reasoning for a snap election, her shambolic election campaign and the frankly concerning deal/no-deal dance wi...

Most Racist American Laws

Miranda O'Conner
in Culture

The law exists to protect people, to keep Americans safe – but the politicians who passed the most racist American laws must not have gotten that memo. These laws were not passed in order to better Am...

Political Correctness and I

Jordan Catto
in Culture

Political correctness has become something of a taboo subject in the UK, with a general disdain towards the concept felt by most, coupled with the fear of being labelled a xenophobe, racist or misogyn...

The Pulled Show

Edward Anderson
in Culture

The Carmichael Show was a surprise hit for NBC when they debuted it 2 summers ago. It won over critics by tackling controversial, and timely topics while still managing to be funny. It's a rare feat i...