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Civil Rights in America, a New but Old Debate. Meet My Grandfather, Julius W. Robertson, Atty.



Supreme Court of the United States, Photo by Brandon Kopp

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:46 PM EDT, 05 July 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Among Attorney Julius W. Robertson many talents as an author, civil rights activist and lawyer, he was also the lead attorney on the case of Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company, and he is my maternal grandfather. I believe that his […]

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Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa



Apartheid, El espejo sudafricano - CCCB, Photo by Rubén Díaz

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black. I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]

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International Volunteers Series: Caregiver in Cochabamba, Bolivia




Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 08:07 a.m. DST, 24 June 2014 BOLIVIA, Cochabamba — This week I spoke with Charlene Becicka, a caregiver at an orphanage in a rural pueblo outside of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba is known as the “City of Eternal Sunshine” because of the beautiful weather year round. This orphanage offers a […]

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Dear Chicago | Mother Buries Four Children



Targets, Photo by Hypersapiens

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:03 p.m. DST, 05 June 2014 This post is inspired by a DailyMail article, “Tears of a Mother who lost her FOUR Children to Chicago’s Gun Crime Epidemic” Dear Chicago, Its been awhile since we last spoke on the Yard at Howard University, I remember you telling […]

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The Wolf of the Matter



"Polar wolf's argument" Photo by: Tambako The Jaguar

Two Wolves | A Cherokee Legend Last Modified: 02:38 p.m. DST, 3 June 2014 An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, […]

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