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The Language of Justice: Activist June Jordan

The Language of Justice: Activist June Jordan

Poetry is not just for renaissance shepherds trying to woo a maiden faire. The unique format of the medium allows activists to speak out against injustice and promote—or rebuke—political systems. Poet, playwright, and essayist June Jordan redefined political activism...

Jane Addams: The Mother of Social Work

Jane Addams: The Mother of Social Work

Jane Addams was a champion of women and the working-class. During her lifetime, Addams was well known for her activism and writing. She was the founder of a progressive settlement, Hull House, which provided immigrants and laborers with education and social services...

The Benefits in Knowing More Than One Language as a Lawyer

The Benefits in Knowing More Than One Language as a Lawyer

Are you a lawyer considering learning a new language? Maybe you wonder if you’ll ever see the effort actually pay off. Although it can be time-consuming and difficult, it’s well worth your time. We live in a country where approximately 52.6 million people speak...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Maya Angelou

Author and Activist Spotlight: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's writing is both prolific and poignant, and although the American author has been gone for almost five years now, her words of strength and inspiration still impact the world of activism and literature. Before her passing, she had been reportedly working...

How to Get Involved in Your Local Government

How to Get Involved in Your Local Government

The most popular and well-known way to be involved in your local government is to vote. However, there are so many other ways of expressing your political opinions in a way that can impact legislature. Here are some steps to take if you are interested in playing an...

Five Books to Read about Women’s Rights

Five Books to Read about Women’s Rights

1. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai One tenet of women's rights is education, which some women around the world still lack. One girl with a zeal for learning tells her story in I Am Malala....

Breakdown of the Four Waves of Feminism

Breakdown of the Four Waves of Feminism

Often, feminism is thought of and regarded as a monolithic ideal. A fluid process or school to buy into. This, however, is a false notion. Over the last hundred+ years, feminism has developed in different iterations and during three major waves. This, of course, adds...

Politician Spotlight: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Politician Spotlight: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ascent within the Democratic Party has been incredible to observe over the last few months. She quickly transcended into the spotlight due to her much deserved victory in New York’s 14th Congressional District, which unseated Joe Crowley,...