humanity

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

Rich Monettia year 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 Schuehlea year 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 Nivensa year 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 Najjara year 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 Palmera year 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 Addisona year 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 Brycea year 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 a year 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 Sa year 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 Persinga year 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...
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 Palmera year 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 Forda year 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 Macenaa year 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...
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...
Peter Rosea year ago
Manners and Politics
Manner is defined as; the style or customary way of doing or accomplishing something. Manners are defined as: a socially acceptable way of behaving. One of the basic examples of bad manners is latenes...
James Howella year ago
What Would Captain America Do?
Each of you, for himself or herself, by himself or herself, and on his or her own responsibility, must speak. It is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullyi...