Tagged in "history"

Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

Puerto Rico: Statehood or Independence?

Michael Blair
in Culture

Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Julio Ricardo Varela, a Puerto Rican political journalist and advocate of a shared agreement approach to the future of the place of his birth and upbringing....

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 ...

The End of the US Constitution

Brian Paredes
in Culture

Reading that title what first comes to mind? Do you think I am anti-American? Do you immediately assume I am a rebelling millennial? Do you assume I don't know any better? Or perhaps you are intrigued...

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...

Election Night 2017: Corbyn and the Robin of Hope

Johnny Vedmore
in Culture

National voting has become a yearly endeavour in the United Kingdom. The election day rain filled the puddles that the democratic minded sploshed through on their way to the polling booths. The local ...

#Brexit for Beginners

Jordan Catto
in Culture

On the 29th March 2017, Theresa May delivered the UK’s official notice of departure from the European Union, triggering article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This was in the same week we saw protests in Lo...

The Conservatives Who Are Rewriting History on Wikipedia

Johnny Vedmore
in Culture

The rule of thumb tends to be that the victorious rewrite history. At least that’s what we are told by those who we suppose to have been the winners. However, nowadays our history is written through c...

The War on One Word

Janine Addison
in Culture

The "N" word. Oh yes we are going there. Why? Because it seems the lessons throughout the years need repeating. The "N" word was created to make black people feel bad about being black. The derogatory...

The Orlando Massacre: Resilience, Strength, and Love, The Queer Community A Year On

Aris Sizer
in Culture

A year ago today the worst mass shooting in American history, which was carried out specifically against the LGBT community, taking 49 lives in total, most of them people of color. Even a year later I...

White Women and Our Imprints

Krow Fischer
in Culture

As we strive to bring balance to our history and present situation, it seems some people are having strong reactions. I have been noticing a huge backlash towards feminism, predominantly from men who ...

This Fictional Memo to the President from 1989 Predicted Terrorism in the US

Natasha Sydor
in Entertainment

Editor's Note from Omni, 1989: On my corner, the drug guys hang out cracking (which in this context means trading insults) until launched to the pay phone by their beeping pagers. Current fashion dict...

Five Facts About Bulgaria to Start With

Nikolay Simeonov
in Culture

Bulgaria is a European country located in the eastern part of the Balkan peninsula. Like every Balkan state, we have a unique nature, rich history and corrupted politicians. For years we have been des...

Letter to White Canadians

Krow Fischer
in Culture

We, the descendants of the colonists, have some work to do.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Looks to Apologize to Vets Ousted For Being Gay

Christina St-Jean
in Culture

Once upon a time, it was believed that those who identified as homosexual were security risks. In fact, it was also believed that those people who were homosexual were criminals - a belief that wasn't...

No Peace! Where's Our Government?

Lizzy Arrow
in Culture

From Thatcher (conservative) to Blair (Labour) to brown (labour) to Cameron (conservative) joint with Clegg (liberal Democratics) to now May (conservative), what have all five people got on their hand...

Terrorism Is a Failure to Tackle Mental Health Issues Globally

Johnny Vedmore
in Culture

We are avoiding confronting the root cause of modern terrorism. We are to blame. Every attack that has happened in the past 50 years, whether it be the IRA or Islamic fundamentalism, has been a direct...