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People Claiming #ColumbusWasAHero Are On The Wrong Side Of History

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Christopher Columbus was a cruel colonizer who enslaved thousands of people and decimated the native populations he met. He killed, raped and plundere...

The Carnation Revolution: A Peaceful Coup in Portugal

ADST | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

On April 25, 1974, Portugal experienced a coup like no other. In an era characterized by the clash of ideologies and power players, the nearly bloodless revolution became known as the Carnation Revolution.

Philippines' Forgotten Revolution: General Luna and the Quest for Independence

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.26.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The brutal assassination of Luna by his fellow revolutionaries, who saw arrogance more than merit, serves as a cautionary tale, a reminder of how the Philippines' greatest enemy was (and is) internal divisions and narrow loyalties, which have stunted its nation-building quest to this date.

Indigenous Leaders Want Pope Francis To Rescind Bull Justifying Colonialism

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia, indigenous leaders from across the Americas -- from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in upstate Ne...

Why Are You Wasting Your Time in the Classroom?

Juliet Asante | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education
Juliet Asante

Many of these educational systems that are progressive, attempt to, one, incorporate an individual's learning trajectory with their core capacity to process information, and two, to marry soft education with hard education.

What Life Is Like In Egypt's Nubian Society

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

Photographer Nour El Refai spent more than a year documenting life among Egypt's Nubian community, capturing daily rituals, art, meals, social g...

Pope Francis Speaks Up for the Earth and Indigenous Peoples So How Can He Canonize Serra?

Matthew Fox | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Matthew Fox

I read Pope Francis' eco-encyclical with profound hope that it will effect a turning point in the global understanding of the impact of climate change on our Mother Earth.

International Development Is Selfish Work

Joan Hanawi | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Joan Hanawi

I think the challenge regarding development work lies in the fact that people with good intentions must cross not only borders, but they must also cross cultural backgrounds, histories, and realities in order to "help."

Interstellar Travel... Seriously?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Let's go ahead and use black holes or worm holes like the magical Big Boy civilizations do in science fiction. Here are some unpleasant facts to pop that balloon.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a ...

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

Maya Angelou and the Gift of Being Born a Black Woman

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

If you have the privilege of being born a black woman, it is my belief, that it is a part of your divine mission to liberate yourself from all external and internalized oppression and thereby liberate the world.

On Mars, Who's in Charge?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

One sign we're on our way not just to visit, but to colonize, Mars is that people are talking about what sort of governance the first settlers will implement and adhere to.

I Am Black And Jewish

Rachel Khan | Posted 05.06.2014 | World
Rachel Khan

I am the outcome of two peoples who suffered the worst atrocities in the history of humankind. The reason why my parents love one another so much is because they lived through the same experience.

A Shooting Star... Ghana Delves in

Juliet Asante | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Juliet Asante

In 2013 however, the country has once again taken a decisive role in the continents' democratic journey that is worth recommending.

One Woman's Work to Bring Hope (And Drinking Water) to a Senegalese High School

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mary Pauline Lowry

As part of an internship during her graduate studies in public policy, Yasmin Diallo Turk traveled to her husband's hometown of Thies, Senegal. She sp...

Watch What Happens: Art And Science Dream Team Takes Over A Deserted Island

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(Via MutualArt) To look at it, one would never suspect that the mostly barren, deserted island situated off the coast of Mexico would have such a c...

Paul Gauguin, In Search of the Primitive: Jacques Jouet's Savage

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Savage is highly successful, morally anchored experimental fiction. Jouet provokes fundamental rethinking of the permanent questions about the West's relation to its "savage" other.

The Obama Administration is Actually Increasing the US Presence in Iraq

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Schwartz

When U.S. troops are "withdrawn" from Iraq, their jobs are taken over by mercenaries -- the notorious "contractors," who are hired for fabulous sums of money to sustain the huge U.S. presence there.