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We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back Malala Yousafzai

HIDDEN FIGURES

Happy Women’s History Month! Every March since 1987, Congress has designated March as Women’s History Month. This month, and every month of the year, we celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the achievements women have made over the course of American history. It is also a time to reflect… Continue reading HIDDEN FIGURES

PROTECT OUR ELDERS

Happy (late) Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财 (gong xi fa cai)! I hope that everybody’s new year will be prosperous and full of luck. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, xenophobia and anti-Asian hate crimes have run rampant, rising by 1900%. However, these attacks haven’t been publicized and aren’t talked about in the media. This… Continue reading PROTECT OUR ELDERS

The Art of the Fang People

Happy #BlackHistoryMonth everybody! This week’s post was inspired by a reading I had in my English Class. We had been reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad which has been criticized for its racist remarks against Africans. One of the most notable critics of this book was Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe. In 1975, he spoke… Continue reading The Art of the Fang People

#BlackHistoryMonth

Hello World! February 1st marks the start of Black History Month! Black History Month is an annual celebration of Black achievements and contributions to society. We celebrate Black History month because the contributions of Black Americans have been downplayed, overlooked, and misrepresented. This month, and every day of the year, should be spent celebrating the… Continue reading #BlackHistoryMonth

#MLKDay

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) Today, the third Monday of January, January 18th, marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honors the life and accomplishments of Dr. King. In the face of oppression, he… Continue reading #MLKDay

HELP SAVE THE ARCTIC REFUGE!

There are only ~4 days until oil companies will bid on destroying the arctic, harming the land of indigenous peoples (the Gwich’in) and animals (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge houses 200 species of birds). In early December, the Trump administration announced it would auction off drilling rights in the US Arctic. By doing this, it… Continue reading HELP SAVE THE ARCTIC REFUGE!

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