If you've been watching the news at all in the past few weeks, you've seen the coverage of Facebook, but if you haven't, it's not good. What sparked national outrage this past month was the testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who spoke before Congress and alleged that the company knowingly harmed children, specifically teenage … Continue reading Facebook: Media Giant Under Fire
Vote the Change You Want to See!
Voting has never been more important. Looking back at one of the most pivotal presidential elections in history, won by an extremely close margin despite the largest voter turnout in history, it is clear to see why voting is so important. Yet, voting rights are under siege everywhere. In recent years, more than 400 anti-voter … Continue reading Vote the Change You Want to See!
Germany Officially Recognizes Namibian Genocide over a Century Later
Most have never heard of the Namibian Genocide. That is no accident. For the past hundred years, Germany has refused to recognize that it even took place. But last week, the country officially acknowledged committing the genocide and announced its aid package of $1.34 billion for Namibia. Between 1904 and 1907, the Herero and Nama … Continue reading Germany Officially Recognizes Namibian Genocide over a Century Later
Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?
You may have thought after Ted Cruz's infamous trip to Mexico while his state was amidst power blackouts in the dead of winter, he'd have learned to be a little more conscious of his actions and words. Nope, you thought wrong. Last week, Cruz replied on Twitter to a video comparing an ad for the … Continue reading Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?
YOU Can Help Spread Youth Violence Awareness Today! $$$ PRIZE
Youth violence is a rampant issue in Boston, especially in lower-income neighborhoods like Roxbury and Dorchester. This year, my committee on the Boston Mayor's Youth Council is working to address and raise awareness of that problem by creating a documentary in partnership with non-profit and city organizations. To make sure a diverse group of voices … Continue reading YOU Can Help Spread Youth Violence Awareness Today! $$$ PRIZE
The Ethnic Cleansing of the Uyghur Muslims
This week, I'd like to share an article I wrote for my school newspaper to give you a chance to learn more about what's happening in China right now: This past March, the Boston Latin School Topol Fellows hosted guest speakers to raise awareness about China’s ethnic cleansing of Uyghur Muslims. The idea for the … Continue reading The Ethnic Cleansing of the Uyghur Muslims