humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of politicians, legislators, activists, women in politics and the everyday voter.

Georgie Coxa day ago
The Apple Tree
My Dear Mahnaz, There are two types of fire in this world, azizam. The first is a calm, tender fire, one whose gentle heat warms the bones and comforts the soul. This is the kind your father was. Atas...
Alex Gould7 days ago
Terror Changes a City in a Day
Terrorism has changed London in so many ways. Often, we don't even notice it. It's usual to be stuck at the train station, with no bin to put your gum in, because the IRA hid bombs in public litter bi...
Rich Monetti12 days ago
Israeli Survivor of Munich Olympics Shares Story
Recently at Chabad of Bedford Hills, Dan Alon recounted his ordeal as an Israeli athlete at the 1972 Olympic Games, and the pain he kept silent for the next 35 years. But the tragedy that took the liv...
Maria Luisa12 days ago
Does America Have a Mental Health Problem?
On Sunday, November 5, a man shot up a church located in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing up to 26 people, making this the United State's 307th mass shooting this year. Donald Trump's response left ...
Tanya Young13 days ago
The Strange Career of Jill Crow — Part 2
As more twisted tales of sexual harassment by Kevin Spacey come out, it is clear that the workplace abuser counts on three things: their leverage, your silence as well as the "Aunt Tom"— that is, the ...
Jonathan Norton13 days ago
Why Is It Like This?
Today, death seems to be a normalcy. We turn on the news and hear about another 30 people killed and it sucks; But we move on cause you know... What else can we do? We go to work and we hear about a p...
Clare Woodford18 days ago
The American Dream
Is the American Dream a Myth or Reality? 325,051,571 people are living in America right now. 43.3 million of them are immigrants. 43.3 million families, children, hardworking citizens, all seeking the...
Natalie Mendez24 days ago
I AM America’s Subculture & You Can’t Kick Me Out
I was born in the Bronx, New York to a 20-year-old, single mother who had just came to America for the first time, two years prior. My father had been another Dominican man who had come to America alo...
Niara Savagea month ago
The Implosion of the Black Family
The state of the black family correlates directly to the strength and magnitude of black power.
Ruth Greena month ago
Homeless in Seattle
In the 21st century, homelessness is rampant in most major cities of America. It exists on a large scale and can be easily seen no matter where you go. Take Seattle for example and I write from experi...
#WomenBoycottTwitter: Did It Make A Difference, Or Did Women Silence Their Voice?
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's...
Dear Theresa...
With a swift yet pugnacious jostle from the relative stability of being one of the top ranked nations within the European Union, the Conservatives have once again cast Britain into the throes of emerg...
Kimberly Alcorna month ago
So We Disagree? NBD
People get upset about nearly everything these days. Unless you live with your head under the sand, you've probably seen some of the latest social media fighting firsthand; the debate about whether to...
Denise Willis2 months ago
What Is Happening to America?
The people of this country have been shocked, and saddened, by the massacre that took place in Las Vegas last weekend, and they are saddened every time there is a school shooting, or a sniper hiding i...
Amber Lee2 months ago
The Real Tragedy of Terrorism
I don't like living on this planet right now. The human race is awful, every day it seems like we invent new horrific ways to destroy ourselves and our planet. I want it to stop, I truly want peace an...
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DONOVAN LORD2 months ago
The Truth About Race
So often people are concerned with race. In America, it is a most volatile subject, one that causes hate crimes, murders, hatred, bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, and many other horrible consequenc...
Rosa Carol2 months ago
Hate or Love... Your Choice
Going to work this morning, I started talking to a woman that I usually engage when I run into her on our daily commute. I start off with the friendly good morning, and this time she proceeds to share...
Jenny Vidler2 months ago
Immigrant
There's something about the word immigrant that always has a negative connotation. Growing up in California, USA my first image when I hear the word immigrant is someone who is Mexican coming to Calif...