Frida Kahlo was born in July 1907. She is most often remembered for her self-portraits that depicted pain, passion, and bold coloring. Early in her life, she was afflicted with Polio, and dealt with the aftermath of a bus accident that left her with spine, collarbone, and rib fractures, as well as a broken foot.… Continue reading Who Was Frida Kahlo? What is she remembered for?
This past Saturday, the military forces of Ethiopia began to attack Mekele, the capital of the northern Tigray region. Diplomatic efforts by three former African presidents were unsuccessful in coming to a truce between the regions. The attacks have been directed against the political party TPFL, controlled the coalition that was in charge of Ethiopia… Continue reading Ethiopia’s military attack on capital of Tigray region
The most common story told when teaching about the history of “Thanksgiving” is that Native Americans helped English colonists figure out how to live in the New World at Plymouth. Then, the colonists and Native Americans gathered in 1621 to celebrate and commemorate the peace. Unfortunately, the peace at Plymouth did not last. Over time,… Continue reading History of “Thanksgiving”
Although we are a nonpartisan organization, it is important to always hold political leaders accountable and push for meaningful change. This is especially true for presidents and other high-ranking officials such as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. All information is from Biden’s campaign website. For ______, Biden and Harris want to _____: Source: https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/ *This… Continue reading Policies of President Biden and VP Kamala Harris
Near Talill Air Base in Iraq, an alarming number of newborns are experiencing severe, and occasionally life-threatening, birth defects. In addition, Fallujah, Iraq, has seen an increase in child mortality, leukemia, and cancer. Read on to learn more about the cause of the crisis and the impact that it has had on communities. What is… Continue reading Birth Defect Crisis and “Toxic Legacy” From U.S. Invasion of Iraq
According to the US Census Bureau, 22 million Americans reported sometimes, or often, did not have enough to eat within the past week. Feeding America, the nonprofit organization responsible for millions of meals, is expecting shortages in the next year. Read on to learn more. That number, 22 million, is up 3 million from early… Continue reading Food Bank Meal Shortage Over Next 12 Months
Over the past few weeks, fighting has occurred between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The conflict has caused a number of casualties, both military and civilian. Read on to learn more. What is the cause of the conflict? The conflict began as over the dispute for the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Local ethnic forces of Armenia had… Continue reading What is the cause of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia?
What is poaching? Poaching is the hunting of wildlife in a place where such practices are forbidden by violates local, state, or federal laws. It can include killing animals out of season or without a license, with an illegal weapon, or in a way that is unlawful. In addition, killing endangered species, killing an animal… Continue reading The Startling Occurrence of Poaching in Africa This Year
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Notorious RBG, spent her life fighting for women’s rights. Her impact and legacy will live on. Zikhronah livrakha, may her memory be a blessing. She graduated top of her class from Columbia Law School after attending Cornell University undergraduate. Ginsburg was the first person to be on both Harvard and Columbia law… Continue reading The Incredible Life Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)
Many people use the terms “America” and “United States” interchangeably, even though they have different meanings. Read on to learn more. What “America” means: “America” refers to all land in the Western hemisphere. This includes North and South America. Central America is considered a part of North America. What “United States” means: The United States… Continue reading Explanation of “America” vs “United States of America”