humanity

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

Nina Domricheva8 months ago
Living in Two Regimes: Communism vs Capitalism
Sitting in the comfort of my living room, I flipped the remote control and stumbled upon a TV program that stirred my emotions and brought me 30 years back. The show was about a Communistic regime in ...
Sarah Bryan8 months ago
Knowledge: Is It Really Power?
Political cartoons are in and of themselves meant to comment through imagery and text on contemporary social issues, evoking a strong emotional opinion in the viewer. In one of Nick Anderson’s politic...
Rich Monetti8 months ago
I Stand With Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick makes me proud to be an American, and as others kneel in, I swell in allegiance. I hope you allow me to explain. One reason I can so easily overlook the sit down is my deep skepticism...
Sedona Schuehle8 months ago
There Have NOT Been 22 School Shootings This Year
First, and most importantly, skewing statistics to suit an argument only discredits the argument that would have been just as important and shocking otherwise. The number presented below is by no mean...
Diane Nivens8 months ago
Healthcare for the Poor
Healthcare has been a hot button topic in this country for some time. What no one talks about, however, is what options are available for uninsured women who are trying to get adequate treatment for a...
Hanin Najjar8 months ago
A Story of Reconciliation
Sabina Haque, like many other parents in Trump’s America, does not know what to say when her eight-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter ask her, “What will happen to us?” Sabina Haque, the Portland b...
Mason Palmer8 months ago
Humour & Offense
There is a big problem within society these days in which people seem to believe that humour and offensiveness are anything but subjective. If someone is offended by a joke, then they are automaticall...
Living With the Terror
I can recollect the day like it was simply yesterday. It was one of those plain, exhausting days in Afghanistan. Around then, I didn't know we were holding tight to our lives just by living there as n...
Janine Addison8 months ago
Oppression Is Not a Trend
I am no longer surprised what the world is doing, especially when it comes to race relations. There seems to be this new epidemic of White folks calling the police for whatever black, brown, or any pe...
Tim Bryce8 months ago
What Can We Expect From Generation Z?
Click for AUDIO VERSION. For far too long we have belabored the strengths and weaknesses of the Millennials (aka, Generation Y), but what about their successors, Generation Z? This is the Generation b...
Maria 8 months ago
Half White, Half Black
I moved to America at the age of 10, in the middle of winter and in the whitest state ever, Maine. Not three months after I had landed in the U.S, I was to start school, and let me tell you, it was an...
Isabella S9 months ago
Love > Hate
Dr. Martin Luther King jr. the icon went through an immense amount of racism while keeping a nonviolent mind. Yes, we all know, but it is how he managed to push through and be an activist. To have lov...
Jaz Persing9 months ago
Love in the Time of POTUS 45
I’m drinking champagne alone in the Broadway Bar on the night of the Women’s March on Washington. I just left the Orpheum, where the Literary Death Match poets and readers declared hopes for daughters...
Danielle Dragani9 months ago
Cattle
"Holy sh*t man," he came running back after a moment, papers flapping wildly in his hand. I was working another minimum wage job in an endless stream of minimum wage jobs, and I was still trying to fo...
Mason Palmer9 months ago
Free Speech In 2018
I am a strong believer in someone's right to free speech. I think people should be able to voice their opinion and make jokes about anything they want. I do believe there is definitely a time and plac...
Teri Ford9 months ago
The Real Harrison, AR
I started on this journey when I applied for a government job for a "Public Safety Dispatcher" in what I presumed was Buffalo, NY. I was sick and tired of working a job where there were so few women a...
Paula Macena9 months ago
Your Black Coffee Is Offensive
To the boy who walked out in the middle of class and almost skipped his math test because of me: you know who you are. You had brought coffee to class. My friend tried it and said it had a bitter tast...
Michael Thielmann9 months ago
Earning Our Survival?
Human beings are meant for so much more than what we have known in our painful history. Even with all the progress we have made in the last two centuries or so, we find ourselves in a time where our d...