Maya Angelou, Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Who Had Disability, Inspires Generations

By Tameir Yeheyes

Maya Angelou, Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Who Had Disability, Inspires Generations

Maya Angelou on american postage stamp Maya Angelou was an award-winning author, poet, civil rights activist, college professor and screen writer. Most recognized for her literary works, Angelou was and remains among the most influential woman of her time. After passing away in 2014, Angelou still is widely remembered and honored for her hard work […]

New oil discoveries in Guyana

New oil discoveries in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana announced that the US-based oil giant, ExxonMobil, had made two additional discoveries of oil offshore Guyana building on the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than five billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek block. “This continues to be positive news for the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, […]

Spinal Cord Injuries & Monetary Compensation

Spinal Cord Injuries & Monetary Compensation

You hop onto your motorcycle for a leisurely drive to the beach, and you crash. You hop into your car to go shopping for groceries, and you crash.  You are injured due to a defective product you assumed was safe since you thought the manufacturer was reputable.  You dived into a pool before checking its […]

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

By Kayleen Devlin and Rob Brown (BBC)

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

(BBC News) Almost half of 16-24s say they don’t use a condom when sleeping with someone for the first time. But why? Trying to avoid a potentially awkward conversation just before having sex might have something to do with it. But having ‘the condom chat’ is more important than ever, with a young person being […]

Trans Women Are Fighting Back Against Police Abuse

Transgender people are often profiled as sex workers and targeted with bogus arrests

(By NYCLU) On her way home from the bus stop on a spring night in the Bronx last year, Linda Dominguez cut across a park because it was the most direct route to her apartment. Even though others leaving the bus were also crossing the park, three officers from the New York City Police Department […]

Foods to help lower cholesterol

By Penda Honeyghan

Foods to help lower cholesterol

Many people rely on prescription drugs to keep their cholesterol levels in check. And while this might be the way to best guarantee that low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or bad cholesterol is kept in the balance, medical internist Dr Samantha Nicholson said that taking better care when planning your diet can actively help with increasing the […]

IDB commends Jamaica on climate change activities

IDB commends Jamaica on climate change activities

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has commended Jamaica on its work to advance activities relating to its climate change agenda. “Jamaica is in a position of leadership. You are way ahead of a lot of countries in this realm,” said chief of operations, IDB Jamaica, Adriana La Valley, who was speaking at a Capacity-building Initiative […]

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Narrated by Sheryl Lee Ralph, the new documentary shines a light on the brave black and white women who crossed racial lines to fight slavery in America

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Sisters in Freedom, the extraordinary story of the black and white women who together created America’s first organized female political force and their daring battle to abolish slavery, caps off Black History Month with a public screening at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library. The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

By Travis Morales. Why are police who brutalize and murder rarely if ever charged, much less convicted and sent to prison?

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

BROOKLYN, NY (Workers World Today) — Three days before Christmas, 1994. The Baez family is altogether. Around 1 a.m., four of the Baez brothers go outside, and start a game of touch football. Everybody’s happy, playing around…then the ball goes off target, thud…it hits the roof of a cop car parked on the street. “Sorry […]

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