Senator Kamala Harris waves to crowd after announcing her candidacy for president (Photo: Kim Wilson / Shutterstock.com) On January 21, 2019, California Senator Kamala Harris threw her hat into the ring for the presidency. Harris is one of five other women announcing their candidacy for the presidency in the 2020 United States presidential election. She joins other […]
In the United States, women won the liberty to exercise their vote in 1920.
(By Dana Mathura) If you are lucky, you have grown up in an era where you or your daughters have seen women like Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton run for vice presidential candidacy and presidential candidacy, respectively. Times, though, was not always so welcoming to women running for political office. America has an extensive history […]
The singer has created a name for herself in the music realm but Robyn Rihanna Fenty is much more than just an artist. She has developed herself into an entrepreneur with several business ventures. Fenty even adds the title of philanthropist to her list as she delved into giving back throughout her career. Staying true […]
No entity is free from subjectivity—not even in the workplace—so an association of the Catholic faith held by the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court with their key rulings becomes problematic.
A little-known fact regarding the U.S. Supreme Court justices entails their religious stance—a majority are of the Catholic faith. This results in a more conservative group of individuals ruling on issues concerning education, gay rights and abortion. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., privately held, for-profit corporations were given the upperhand in being able […]
If you are a citizen and 18 years of age, have not been convicted of a felony and can communicate in English, be ready for jury duty.
You reach your hand into the mailbox only to pull out the most dreaded letter feared by all adults: jury duty. Immediately, you start calculating how to get out of what already feels like a life sentence to you. Rest assured, there are ways to not only avoid jury duty, but to do it legally. […]
If you are a borrower, but especially a black borrower, be wary of your due dates and sketch a plan of payment so you keep on top of your loan before it gets out of hand.
By now, we have all heard how immense the student debt crisis actually is. So, it should come as no surprise that student loans continue to wreak havoc on the lives of students who graduate with loan repayments. What is more, though, is that the loans carry on their effect long after students graduate. In the […]
Growing up in the Caribbean, for many, meant getting hands-on by cultivating your own food or even sewing your own clothes. Such is the case of Bridget Ward, a New York City-based fashion designer making waves in her community and beyond. Ward, originally from the island nation, St Vincent and the Grenadines, credits her Caribbean […]
A choice of life and death. A dialysis machine saves millions of lives. And, for many, the opportunity to get treatment is nonexistence. That lack of opportunity forces one to make the choice of life and death. Hardship, stress and heartache becomes an encompassing cocoon. Here is a heartbreaking reality. The Beginning of the Bad […]