Tremors

Como un polvorón crujiente, un mazapán recién abierto Los edificios de la ciudad se derrumbaron Convertidos en un polvo cruel Las calles se llenaron de personas preocupadas, Ciudadanos confundidos, tal vez derrotados   Tan sólo lo pude ver en las noticias Con seres queridos, yo no pude estar Gracias a dios, la mia esta bien,…

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Hair Here and Abroad

Originally, I set out to compare my own personal hair experience in the United States versus in my experience in Ghana. However, considering SheaMoisture’s recent business ventures, I’ve decided to make a few changes. BLACK HAIR IS POLITICAL. Not just in the United States but everywhere. Policing Black hair has always been used as a…

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Bombs Promoting Peace

The idea that bombing a country can promote peace is not a new one–at least not in this country. The United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the second World War. They’ve done it in past years. And Donald Trump has done it now to Syria. Allegedly, the bombing was done in response to an…

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Counting the Fallen

by Dhiksha Balaji photo: India Water Portal We must account for the treelessness. Cyclone Vardah has uprooted more than 13,600 trees in Chennai, according to an early official count of the Tamil Nadu government. Some experts will tell you that it was, for the most part, only the trees that were never meant to grow…

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Mexico’s Moral Dance with Gay Rights

by Arturo Pineda *also published in The Politic* In May on the National Day of the Fight against Homophobia, the Mexican President, Peña Nieto of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), announced via Twitter he had signed an initiative to amend the Mexican Constitution to recognize same-sex marriage across the country, and grant adoption rights to…

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