Christianity: a Renewal of Hope, Life and Freedom for African-Americans

With Easter finally having arrived, a renewal of life and good weather has finally arrived. Just as Jesus Christ rose from the dead, the flowers are now in bloom, the barren trees have sprouted new leaves and the warmth of the sun pounds the ground below from the sky. During Spring, we all give thanks […]

Blink and You’ll Miss It: The Papal Visit 2015 Edition

January 19 was the last day of Pope Francis’s visit to the Philippines. Upon arriving at the Villamor Air Base with my family and walking to the main road, I was hardly surprised to see that as early as at five in the morning, there were rows and rows of people standing and waiting to […]

What You Should Know About Gaza

The argument that Gaza is not an American concern because it does not affect the public directly can be put to bed as a New York crowd in Times Square gathers to protest the atrocities happening in Gaza this very moment. What You Need To Know About What Is Happening in Gaza: What Triggered this […]

Winter Olympics Woes: Poor conditions and Ongoing Construction

As world renowned athletes and reporters continue to arrive in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, they may not find the same amenities and facilities they’re used to. Amid continued debate on whether Sochi is ready for one of the biggest events of the year, people from around the world are seeing for themselves if […]

Will TIME’s Next Person of the Year Be Sponsored by Red Bull?

As we speak, the editors from TIME magazine are once again convening to determine who the Person of the Year will be. Intended to identify the person who has most influenced the news, previous winners include such names as Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, and current president Barack Obama. You might recall that last […]

The Clash of Races

Is there racial discrimination in Venezuela? No. This is the answer you will get from about 90 per cent or more of the population here in Venezuela. There is no racial discrimination, only there are issues with classes, you would be told. Venezuela presents a very difficult fabric which is interwoven and mixed to the […]

London Plans for the Future as Preparations are Made for the Olympics

From the Summer Olympics held in China four years ago, we remember iconic buildings like the Bird’s Nest stadium and the bubble-textured Water Cube swimming center, eye-catching structures that distracted us from the fact that the Olympics are a logistical and infrastructural nightmare. The athletic facilities to house the actual sporting events are a priority […]

I love Oreos but I hate being called one.

I have been fortunate enough to have my life decided for me by some highly intellectual individuals within my own race. I will grow up to be only surrounded by Caucasian people by choice and will become smitten with a blonde haired, glistening white-teethed man called Chad and when we have our free time, we will […]

Color Me Pantone: The Humanae Project

Pantone is a company that claims to be “the world-renowned authority on color”.  The main idea of Pantone is to “identify, match, and communicate colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community”, as their website says. Brazilian artist, Angelica Dass, is putting Pantone’s color match system to […]

There is no Honor in Killing.

A 22-year-old Afghan woman by the name of Najiba was brutally murdered in what was (by her husband’s account) a justified killing, brought on her by the “indecency” of an adulterous affair with a Taliban commander. The young woman was mercilessly shot to death in an open field surrounded by no less than 150 men, that […]

The West Bank wall and hope in Israel

Prior to my trip to Israel, I’ll admit I had stereotypes. I feared for my safety at first, but those fears quickly disappeared as I began to learn about the culture and encountered the friendliness of the locals. Then, before our group drove into Bethlehem, I had more stereotypes. As a Christian, I imagined the […]