Sergeant Edwin Raymond’s Fight to Raise Morality in the Police Force

The quota system, stop and frisk and the zero-tolerance policy have been forcing minorities into jail for minor crimes, creating a vicious cycle of poverty and mass incarceration. Bigoted commanders have been using the "broken windows" theory as a cover for inherently racist behavior. This theory states that neighborhoods that appear disorderly will increase further … Continue reading Sergeant Edwin Raymond’s Fight to Raise Morality in the Police Force

Public Outrage Over Corporate Handouts

 On December 12th, a #NoAmazon rally ignited on the steps of City Hall in opposition to Amazon’s second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. Hosted by NYC DA Tech Association, a variety of speakers ranging from non-profits to previous Amazon employees, joined forces to publicly vocalize the dangers of HQ2. $3 billion of public money … Continue reading Public Outrage Over Corporate Handouts

The Corporatism of Spirituality is Killing Sacred Practices

Yoga retreats ranging from $5,000-$13,000 USD are being sold to millionaires and billionaires alike, as a luxury experience. Many sacred practices ranging from yoga to meditation to plant medicine, are quickly becoming mass-marketed commodities of materialism. The spirituality and wellness industry has been booming since the surge of trendiness in yoga and meditation starting in … Continue reading The Corporatism of Spirituality is Killing Sacred Practices

Confronting Extremism: A Discussion with Director Deeyah Khan

The auditorium of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is packed with New Yorkers holding the same objective, to comprehend the increasing levels of extremism plaguing America. Eighteen years ago, on these very grounds, thousands of fellow New Yorkers perished at the hands of "extremists" (or so the government claims). The atmosphere feels tense as the … Continue reading Confronting Extremism: A Discussion with Director Deeyah Khan

Comuna 13: The Rise of Medellin’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood

Light spills onto the congested streets, casting shadows on the murals that envelop timeworn buildings with a halo of vibrant color. The street art here is not the usual graffiti tag, it is thought provoking and quite deep. The artistry is apparent. It is the kind of art one has to pause to interpret and … Continue reading Comuna 13: The Rise of Medellin’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood