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Dorian

Dorian Left Bahamas in Crisis, Mostly Spared the US

Posted: September 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

At least 20 people were killed in the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian stalled over the islands last weekend, devastating residents with two days of winds up to 185 mph along with unrelenting rainfall.  More bodies are being discovered as the damage is still being assessed, but Dorian has left the region to deal with an […]

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Texas shooting

Weekend Review: 7 Dead In Another Texas Shooting

Posted: September 2, 2019 at 4:06 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, WORLD

On Saturday, a 36-year-old man went on a shooting spree in Texas which left 7 dead and more than 20 wounded.  Seth Ator was pulled over by police for failing to use his turn signal and began firing upon officers with what they described as an AR-style weapon. According to police, Ator began shooting at […]

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Amazon

Wkend Review: Brazil Deploys Military to Combat Amazon Fires

Posted: August 26, 2019 at 12:22 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES

Parts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is on fire and burning at a startling rate. An estimated 44,000 troops will be made available to fight the fires in six Brazilian states — Roraima, Rondonia, Tocantins, Para, Acre and Mato Grosso. The military will reportedly use aircraft to dump thousands of gallons of water on […]

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digital rights

Your Digital Rights Could Be At Risk: Only 1 State Bans Warrantless Searches

Posted: August 25, 2019 at 11:02 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Technology, U.S.

California’s Supreme Court struck down a probation ruling over digital rights on August 15. The probation let officers search a minor’s social media accounts and phone without a warrant. Ricardo P. gave up his phone and social media accounts for search as a result of his arrest in 2014. The court convicted him of assisting […]

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White Supremacy

The Resounding Hate of White Supremacy

Posted: August 22, 2019 at 10:20 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

White supremacy has always loomed near the surface of American society. It was rampant in the founding when masses of natives were slaughtered to make room for white settlers and when the new country went to war with itself over slavery.  White supremacy flourished openly when the U.S. was reconstructed after the Civil War under […]

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Tlaib

Weekend Review: Israel Bar U.S. Reps. Omar and Tlaib

Posted: August 19, 2019 at 5:21 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, WORLD

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu banned Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from travel to the country following a tweet from Pres. Trump.  Trump wrote, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said […]

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FGM

Female Genital Mutilation​ Still Legal In Amerca

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 6:29 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, Investigative Report, U.S., WORLD

Female genital mutilation (FGM), or female circumcision, seems like a thing of the past. Western society tends to associate it with an older, more cultish version of religion. But as technology progresses, the world grows smaller. More cultural practices, typically done in secret, have come to light. And the United States needs to rise to […]

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Epstein

Weekend Reviews: Jeffrey Epstein Found

Posted: August 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S., WORLD

The U.S. Justice Department has reported that Jeffrey Epstein, accused child sex trafficker, was found dead of apparent suicide in his jail cell in a federal prison in Manhattan. Epstein hung himself and was found unresponsive early Saturday morning, but  was pronounced dead at the hospital. Epstein, 66, faced the prospect of up to 45 […]

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Medicare

Medicare-For-All Vs GOP War on Women’s Healthcare

Posted: August 11, 2019 at 11:52 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

During the first two rounds of primary debates, the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination spent a good deal of their allotted time discussing healthcare reform and, in particular, versions of an expanded Medicare public option.  Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support a Medicare For All plan that would phase out private insurance over […]

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Democratic

​2020 Democratic​ Presidential Candidates by Popularity

Posted: August 11, 2019 at 11:32 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

There are currently 24 Democratic candidates running for the nomination in 2020. With so many on the platform, voters feel overwhelmed by the choices. Who better to ask than the people who elected them into office, before? Senators, congressional representatives, and former governors all have approval ratings from their districts. Some candidates running, like Mayor […]

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