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Positive Profile III: Anthony Bourdain

June 17, 2018

The late Anthony Michael Bourdain was born June 25th, 1956 in “The Big Apple”, New York City, though he spent much of his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey. According to Bourdain, it was when he tried his very first oyster in France that he realized his love of food. He would go on to graduate […]

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Stories We Forgot II: Libyan Slave Trade

May 21, 2018

INTRO In late 2017, a grainy video of Black, African men from various West African nations shocked the world. The video showed what appeared to be an auction in Tripoli, Libya; and for sale? The men and their service, for approx. $400. The video brought focus to the exploitation that many migrants and refugees face […]

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Positive Profile II: W. Kamau Bell

May 13, 2018

Walter Kamau Bell, Father, Husband, Stand-up Comic and eloquent journalist. The unique combination of skills that this Emmy Award winning African-American man brings to the table make room for us all in his CNN series: ‘United Shades of America’. Who better to tell the story of the mosaic of minorities living in America than someone […]

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Positive Profile I: Donte Robinson + Rashon Nelson

May 5, 2018

Today is the first ‘Positivity Profile’ post! Let’s honour Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson today, as they are setting a great example for young people. Now you might have heard about the recent arrests that took place at a Starbucks in Downtown Philadelphia. On April 12, 2018 The two young men were poised to hold […]

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“Non sire, ce n’est pas une révolte, c’est une révolution”: The Toulouse Riots

April 19, 2018

On Sunday April 15th, 2018, a Muslim woman wearing a Niqab was put under arrest for exercising her religious beliefs. This incident took place in Bellefontaine, a suburb of the city of Toulouse, France. It is alleged that the woman was asked to present her Identity card to Police, however being that it was a […]

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Modern Day Slavery: The Legacy of the Arab Slave Trade Continues

November 29, 2017

The Arab slave trade originally began in the 9th-Century in the Swahili Coast Area of Southeast Africa, encompassing what is today known as Kenya, Tanzania and the Northern part of Mozambique. It was there where the Arabs began treating various sub-groups of Bantu Peoples throughout the continent as Slaves, trading them and working them as […]

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Stifled Voices: Jagtar Singh Johal

November 17, 2017

A report by the Sikh Federation UK chapter recounts a chillingly true tale of horror. On November 4th, 2017 Jagtar Singh Johal of Dumbarton, Scotland was snatched off the street and thrown into a van by Police in the State of Punjab, India. The 30-year-old young man was in his family’s native region of Punjab […]

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A Moment of Shame During The Month of ‘Pride’

June 21, 2017

June is widely recognized as the time of the year that spans a month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ pride, a month for people to put aside their own differences, and respect the differences of others. The month and it’s festivities are meant to bring awareness and acceptance for those who identify with non-traditional sexual preferences or […]

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