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Timbuktu Rebuilt After Radical Islamist Destroyed

23/07/2015

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Timbuktu, Mali, Photo by Xavier Bartaburu

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 11:02 a.m. EDT, 23 July 2015 TIMBUKTU, Mali – In 2012 we reported on the modern trend of the destruction of ancient artifacts by radicals, and in Mali the destruction of Timbuktu was an equally notable travesty. It is incomprehensible that any Muslim would try to destroy this legendary center […]

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“Well, Who Burns Churches in God’s Name??!!” South Carolina Black Churches Under Fire

02/07/2015

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New Orleans LA: A four alarm fire burns down the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans on January 7, 2011 at between 9 and 10 p.m.

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 23:57 p.m. EST, 2 July 2015 SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES Ragged pieces of the Confederate Flag Dipped in blood still smoulders upon The basement floor of Mount Zion AME Church. A White man in ‘Blackface‘ Adorned in the KKK’s uniform Waves his right hand in the air, […]

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Live Like You Were Dying | Tim McGraw

18/06/2015

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Cairo, Egypt Terminally Ill Patient, Photo by JoAnn Pollonais

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 09:53 a.m. EDT, 18 June 2015 Tim McGraw‘s song ‘Live Like You Were Dying,’ serves as yet another reminder that each of us is allotted a certain amount of time here on earth. None of us knows the date or hour that we will be called home, which is why […]

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Afghanistan Female Delegation Negotiates Face-to-Face with Taliban in Historic Oslo Meeting

13/06/2015

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Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament, and Fawzia Koofi, Parliamentarian, greet one another at a breakfast at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, March 19, 2011. (S.K. Vemmer/Department of State)

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 03:04 a.m. EST, 13 June 2015 OSLO, Norway – Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the first all-female delegation of Afghan women led by Parliamentarians Shukria Barakzai and Fawzia Koofi, met with Taliban representatives in Oslo, Norway to discuss women’s rights, with a particular focus on […]

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Qatar: Conciliators, Regional Superpower, or Simply Another Wealthy Arab Nation?

07/06/2015

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar & E.U. High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton in Doha, Qatar, Photo EU-AFP Photo-Osama Faisa

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:26 p.m. EST, 7 June 2015 DOHA, Qatar – An internationally renowned nation which was once known only for its pearl-fishing has become a major global player. Pumping out nearly 2.3 millions of barrels of natural gas a day which gets shipped around the globe as LNG, it […]

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