humanity

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

Atif Jamil Pagaan3 months ago
Christians in Pakistan Need to Change the Narrative
Christianity has three hundred years life in the sub continent of India, which is now divided into five countries. Pakistan is one of those countries which came into being in the year 1947. I know the...
Michael Thielmann3 months ago
PC Today, Taboo Tomorrow
It can be difficult to keep up with what words are acceptable, what words may be considered outdated, and what words some people are likely to find downright offensive. Many of us have felt the squeez...
Sharieff Massey4 months ago
Southern Pride, My Ass
While in Minnesota last week, I found myself at a crossroads once again. I was scheduled for an orientation for a truck driver job, along with four other truckers. Of the five of us, I was the only Bl...
Katrina BG4 months ago
Makeup's Dark Secret: Child Mica Mines
Mica is a shiny silicate mineral with a layered structure, found as minute scales in granite and other rocks, or as crystals. It's an unassuming mineral essential to modern life. It's been used in eve...
Sam Tensen4 months ago
Balancing My Reality
How painful must it be to wake up before the rest? I can't focus. There's too much input. How must I act? I'm awake and all I see are androids dependent on the system that will be their own downfall. ...
Jonathan Reed4 months ago
Powerful Prince
Every-so-often we are reminded of the powerful influence our Royal Family has. From charity work, global events, patronages, to the influential fashion choices. But they also, in times of deep pain an...
C. Raymond Martin4 months ago
All Your Heroes Are Dead
"Man, in his arrogance, thinks himself a great work. Worthy of the interposition of a deity..." Darwin wrote in his notebook in the decades prior before he would publish The Origin of Species, this si...
Kaylee Spivey Good4 months ago
The False Paradox: Cultural Heritage vs Human Life
As I sat on the train on my commute home on Monday April 16, I, like millions of others, read the news in horror. Notre Dame was burning. My heart hurt as it felt like I had seen this scene play out a...
Tessa Giasson4 months ago
The Ongoing Battle for Gay Rights
Growing up in the 70s and 80s was not always easy, but it was particularly hard if someone was anything out of the “ordinary.” This era was crucial when it came to things like human rights and toleran...
Ade A4 months ago
The Problem of Race
Racism and prejudice have been present in almost every civilization and society throughout history. Even though the world has progressed greatly in the last couple of decades, both socially and techno...
Kubvoruno Dzimiri5 months ago
Why You Must Have Close Friends that Have Political Beliefs Different from Your Own
I've always had close friends of different political stripes. It's enriched my life, and enabled me to have empathy for people who I may disagree with, but still able to continue to have a cordial rel...
Dalila Abdelkhalek5 months ago
Turns Out You Can Really Create the World You Want to Live in
I used to work for an employment agency. I used to get sent off to work at different locations, mostly to help cater the lunch at big companies, and did it on and off for about three years. Though the...
Lee Bowman5 months ago
Sleeping Rough in a Murder Capital
In 2016 a small Lincolnshire Market Town was labelled by Home Office figures as the most murderous place in England and Wales, and the least integrated town in Britain. Figures showed that there was a...
Lee Bowman5 months ago
A Night in a Shelter...
2019 and we are only giving someone a place to lay their head in a safe, warm environment when the weather dictates. The chance of a conversation, a hot drink, and a small piece of cake to line their ...
Brunei Wants to Punish Gay Sex and Adultery with Death by Stoning
Brunei wants to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning. It seems to be a history of the Middle Ages, but it is in 2019. Authorities in the tiny Asian country of Brunei intend to put into ef...
Meriska Mahabeer5 months ago
I See Humans, but No Humanity
I've started and stopped and deleted and rewritten this so many times because what do I say? What can I say? What do I say to mothers and fathers who have lost their sons and daughters, wives and husb...
Catherine Agati5 months ago
How Do We Measure Up?
Hakas are being performed multiple times a day in New Zealand at the moment and sadly it is not for a rugby game or wedding. The Hakas are being performed to honor the 50 people that recently lost the...
McKayla Sillitoe5 months ago
The Day of the Mandalay Bay Shooting
I grew up in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada for the last ten or so years of my young life. As you can probably imagine, the city life was just as fascinating to me as it was for any other child that g...