Slavery Education Students

American Students and the Distorted Truth About Slavery

American history cannot be studied unless it is studied with all it entails, even parts people would much rather not remember. Regardless of how dark our history is, we cannot mold it into a version that is more pleasant for the ears. Slavery was real and it deserves to be studied and understood properly. American students learn a version of slavery that is considered the sanitized version. They are not given all the necessary information about what really happened in the past of their country.
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Scientology Money Pyramid Scheme Tax

Scientology and Money: A Religious Pyramid Scheme?

The best things in life you just can’t buy, right? Wrong! It turns out you can buy your ticket to complete mind control and endless lives in a perfect universe. At least when you’re a member of Scientology, that is. The Church of Scientology has spent decades perfecting their formula to get the most money out of its devoted followers while fixing a neat tax exemption in the USA. The Pyramid Scheme Religion, or how to gain mind control with just a fracture of a million dollars (if you’re lucky).
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US Gun Violence: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

The USA is stuck in a Perpetuum Mobile of gun violence and mass shootings. After yet another mass school shooting in Florida that ended innocent lives far too early, ripped families apart, and left many traumatized, we have to ask ourselves: where exactly did it go wrong? This is not yet another prompt for gun control or an “all guns are bad” article. This is the sincere question of a human being dumbstruck by the frequent nonsensical violence in supposedly one of the greatest nations on earth.
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African Union Espionage Spying Africa

Espionage in Africa: The Business of Spying

Accusations and counter-accusations have been rife in the diplomatic departments after French magazine Le Monde published a report that the Republic of China had been spying on the African Union by bugging the AU headquarters building. The building was a gift to the AU and consequently used for espionage. China was in charge of the construction and everything related to the building.
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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: A Hoax, a Scam, a Disturbing Reality

Every year on February 14th, lovebirds around the world scramble to find the perfect gift, the perfect card and flowers, and the perfect venue to woo their partners with on Valentine’s Day. The world will be draped in red hearts and cupids and romance, and love will be, metaphorically, in the air. It may be a comfort to know for those who are not a part of a couple during this love-smothered month that the history behind Valentine’s Day is anything but romantic. From sacrificial goats and dogs to imprisonment and execution, to the eventual mating of birds, the holiday – as well as its namesake, Saint Valentine – has a pretty dark past.
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Weinstein Aftermath Dawn Truth

A New Dawn of Truth: The World After Weinstein

It’s a new year, but what does “new” really mean? It’s hardly ever a new beginning when we twist the numbers one over again, it is only a new chapter in an old book we have been reading for too long. The story moves on, but it’s still very much the same story we have been reading for ages. It has the same characters, the same players, the same structure. And yet a new chapter can also mean bring a new development. 2017 was the year of abuse victims regaining their voices against sexual abuse and harassment, it was a new cornerstone, but does that mean anything in 2018? 2017 was our long overdue plot twist, but it ended on a cliffhanger, begging for a resolution. In the end, what can we take from the #MeToo and the #TimesUp campaigns into the new year? Where do we go from here, what lessons did we learn in the Weinstein aftermath and how do we handle the truth?
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Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil LGBTQ+ Activism India

Prince Manvendra Singh: The Face of LGBTQ+ Activism in India

In order to inspire change, conventions have to be broken. Hurdles have to be consistently overcome to truly change our lives. LGBTQ+ activism is at the heart of breaking these conventions, first and foremost in countries where LGBTQ+ is not nearly as commonly accepted. India is one of these countries where the LGBTQ+ community struggles to gain a footing. It’s here where it’s especially important to break conventions, in this case by the only openly gay prince in the nation, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, which plans to rebuild his pink palace into a center for LGTBQ+ people in need of support.
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Social Media Facebook Anxiety Addiction

Quitting Social Media: My Facebook Anxiety

I can say I am a social media user. I use it every day and I can say that I had been victimized by the pressure that my online friends’ lives put on me. Like many other people, I thought I needed to show the world that I was somebody, too. That I had to prove that I was happy. You know, just to make my life appear more interesting to others. We can consider “others” as people who give likes and shares not because they totally trust in you, but because they found you amusing – that does not necessarily mean your life really is. Social media can amount to an anxiety, it did for me.
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Westernization Traditionalism Africa Western Influence

Westernization or Traditionalism: Africa under Western Influence

Africa is a continent full of diversity. Other than the immense wealth of natural resources, there also exists a rich diversity in demographical characteristics, cultures, and traditions. With Africa now becoming increasingly westernized, these indigenous cultures and traditions are at risk of being wiped out. But they won’t go quietly, there is a fierce battle of westernization vs. traditionalism on the continent.
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Rape Culture India

Rape Culture in India: Is Society To Blame?

Recently, news surfaced that broke the hearts of the world. An 8-month old baby girl in New Delhi, India, was brutally raped. She was left alone at home with her 28-year old cousin while her parents were at work, who proceeded to rape her. She is currently on life support and is struggling to live as her organs are failing due the suffered trauma. The man responsible has been arrested but has yet to be charged with a crime.
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