Report: 1.3 - 2 Million People Killed in the "War on Terror"

A report released earlier this month has estimated that between 1.3 and 2 million people have been killed in the US lead “War on Terror.” The author notes that this is a conservative number and its possible more than 2 million people have be killed. These deaths occurred in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. The report… » 4/21/15 1:14am Today 1:14am

Two week volunteer trips to Africa or Asia

I saw this tweet below on Twitter and it got me thinking. Do any of the two week volunteer trips really make an impact? I remember reading an article where once the volunteers left, locals in Africa had to undo everything because honestly two weeks isn’t enough time to do a lot of things thoroughly (I’m not able to… » 4/19/15 9:38pm Sunday 9:38pm

Free Latin@ Coder Summit at Stanford, CA

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is proud to host its first Latin@ Coder Summit! The summit is part of the LOFT Code as a Second Language national initiative.

If you are a Latin@ coder, programmer, hacker, developer, and/ or a computer scientist, we invite you to be a part of this one of a kind experience.

Join…

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Makeup Post: Ka'Oir Glitzstick

First of all, I apologize to all the guys for yet another makeup post. If it helps, you can look at this like I’m signal boosting for a business by a woman of color. That’s a good thing, right? Right?!? » 4/19/15 12:17am Sunday 12:17am

Ben Affleck Edited Out His Racist Family History From Show

Finding Your Roots is a show hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. where famous people take a look at their family history. Ben Affleck was one of the celebrities on this show. Recently, emails were leaked that revealed that Ben had a section of his segment edited out where his slave owner ancestors were mentioned, which… » 4/17/15 9:54pm Friday 9:54pm

The Importance of Maintaining Culture - Jamaican Patois

One of the big projects we all have to do for our communications class is called: Teach us Something. Everyone has to find something that they know well and that matters to them to teach the rest of the class in a presentation and today my friend did hers. I would like to share some of it with you since I think a lot… » 4/17/15 9:38pm Friday 9:38pm

Meta-Appropriation?

If a large scale White blog writes a post about an appropriation video put forth by a Black woman that a smaller blog for POC wrote about a day previous on the same blogging platform, without credit to that smaller blog, is that appropriation of appropriation discourse? Meta-appropriation? Or coincidence? » 4/17/15 11:34am Friday 11:34am