“For Women’s History Month, Here Are 6 Women to Remember”

In a month Americans dedicate to celebrating the women in our lives—mothers, sisters, daughters, and celebrated historical figures alike—and at a time when national and cultural divisions are entrenched pretexts for persecution, it’s important to remember the women around the world who have fought, often in obscurity, for justice and equality. Women have risked their... Continue Reading →

“The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)”

Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

Five Major World Religions – What Are They?

"BUDDHISM: Worldwide: est. over 400 million; U.S.: est. 1.5 million CHRISTIANITY: Worldwide: est. 1.973 billion; U.S.: est. 135 million HINDUISM: Worldwide: est. 820 million; U.S.: est. 1.5 million ISLAM: Worldwide: est. 1.28 billion; U.S.: est. 6 million JUDAISM: Worldwide: est. 14.2 million; U.S.: est. 6 million America has become a symbol of hope for many... Continue Reading →

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” – Esther Lederer

In the long run we inevitably hurt ourselves more than others do. Someone in the past did something that we found hurtful. They did or said something, or failed to do or say something, and we experienced physical or emotional hurt. It’s bound to happen. Each instance of hurt only happened one time in our... Continue Reading →

“How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings”

November 9, 2012 Illustration by Tom Gauld By MARK BINELLI For decades, a succession of city officials has struggled mightily to rebrand Detroit’s battered image. Their ideas have included casino gambling, an ’80s festival mall, new ballparks, hosting a Formula One grand prix, hosting a Super Bowl, even commissioning (this was Mayor Coleman Young, in... Continue Reading →

“Native Americans and the (U.S.) Federal Government”

      Written by: Andrew Boxer   At the start of the twentieth century there were approximately 250,000 Native Americans in the USA – just 0.3 per cent of the population – most living on reservations where they exercised a limited degree of self-government. During the course of the nineteenth century they had been... Continue Reading →

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