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Justin Trudeau is seen as one of the world’s foremost progressive leaders. His election as the Prime Minister of Canada was met with great cheer among the liberals of the world, who deified Trudeau. As with any mainstream political leader, however, the Canadian’s track record was hardly blemish-free. While admittedly talking a great deal about environmentalism and a future full of green policies won him...

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As the election of 2015 had redefined the fate and perception of the superpower that is the United States of America, the election of 2020 is touted to make even bigger waves in the global scenario. This is owed to the deep dark abyss that is the Electoral College, as well as Donald Trump’s interspersed measures from time to time to carry on his incumbency....

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cold cases

Many cold cases involving anti-civil rights violence were recorded in the United States in its 1930s. Margaret Burnham, law professor in the Northeastern University, with her students carries out the investigation of such cases.   The story of a 14 year old, named Emmet Till who was kidnapped and murdered after whistling at a white woman is popular. He was falsely judged as the crime was committed...

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The power and viability of social media as a tool to change narratives altogether have changed and this has occurred throughout the watershed election of 2016. A sharp discontinuity can be observed which has forced us to question- how much exactly of our life’s decisions are now being unassumingly affected by data, codes, and algorithms? It all began when revenue generation in the form of...

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The Marshall Scholarship, which falls under the Marshall Plan offered to the U.K. after World War II, was launched in the year 1953. The U.S. gave it to the U.K. as an appreciation of gesture for help and assistance during the war. A student of Northeastern University, Michael Tormey was awarded the same which enabled him to study Transportation for two years in the U.K.   Tormey...

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The United States of America has been imposing a commercial, financial, and economic embargo on Cuba since February 7, 1962. As of 2018, six statutes have been maintaining the embargo enforced on Cuba. Whereas most transactions of Cuba with the U.S have been prohibited, the trade embargo remains in place. Even though the diplomatic relations have been restored between the two since 2015, a drift...

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The world today is obsessed with economic growth and prosperity. Morally bankrupt politicians, like Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, have won the vote of the people in the name of greater economic prosperity. In the process, they have demonised and otherised anyone that doesn’t fit into their vote bank. On grounds of religion, they have contributed to widespread islamophobia. The xenophobic rhetoric employed against refugees...

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To provide aid to the African- Americans suffering from heart failures in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug that would help them treat the disproportionately affected heart condition. The drug, the first race-based medicine, was received with much hype and appreciation. The drug was named BiDil and was referred to as a breakthrough drug for the African-Americans.   However, often the question arises...

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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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