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she chose to work towards bringing the change in the society

She chose to change; she had to stand up for her rights for it to be seen. Charlotte Mathews-Nelson has spent decades working as an activist. She grew up volunteering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She reactivated the college chapter of the NAACP at the Northeastern University. Sometimes when things aren’t right and you can see it, you have to stop...

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Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community to bring about a change for them

Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community in Massachusetts, it is about time for a change in the society. The  devastating disparities can be seen in the life of an immigrant child as compared to a child born in the U.S. Juan Gallego belongs to Colombia, where he was born and raised. Later, the family fled their homeland and sought asylum in Massachusetts 15 years...

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Orange Is the New Black is an American web series, a blend of drama and comedy. It is based on true incidents narrated in Piper Kerman’s autobiography- “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”. She narrates her experience at a minimum-security federal prison at the FCI Danbury.  The series has attracted many critics and fans binge-watching the series. However, Natasha Frost...

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Oklahoma

In what has been called the largest mass commutation in the history of the USA, at least 462 non-violent inmates were released in Oklahoma. 527 inmates had their sentences commuted, out of which 65 had detainers and were to be released later. The commutations had been approved by the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and then had been forwarded to Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is...

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Like most wars being fought around the world, the global war on drugs seems to be a never-ending battle. Across the world, governments and law enforcement agencies have devised multiple strategies to combat the growing drug crisis, but to no avail. From the suburbs of the United States to the farms of Punjab in India, the easy availability of drugs is scary. While our politicians...

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Veterans Day is one of the most famous  American Holidays that fall on the 11th of November each year. It celebrates the former and active US Members that were part of the war. It was originally known as Armistice Day and should not be confused with Memorial Day. With respect to this occasion, former US Representatives Chris Gibson and Seth Moulton shared their experience of...

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pop-culture

According to a study conducted on Americans, around 70% of them are likely to binge-watch a series – maybe even two – in holidays. With the overflowing collection of sci-fi or alternate reality shows, people are also more likely to prefer Westworld, Stranger Things or Mr Robot. As said by The Atlantic, pop-culture might be having their own ‘metaphysical moment’. However, according to Nathan Blake,...

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The evolution of medicine has brought with it higher life expectancy and reduced disease susceptibility. Human beings are safer from diseases now more than ever before. The advent of innovative technology in the form of vaccines and fresh research means that the difference in conditions between now and a hundred years ago is itself stark. In fact, around 1919, the Spanish Flu had broken out...

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Human society and morality have continuously evolved through the ages. From the primitive death penalty dealt in the form of barbaric executions being commonplace in feudal systems of governance, we gradually began to attach a value to the average human life. The evolution of our morality saw us question capital punishment as we defined and refined the notion of the ‘right to life’ and disputed...

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