humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of politicians, legislators, activists, women in politics and the everyday voter.

  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published about 3 hours ago
    4 Ways to Support Your Country During Tough Times

    4 Ways to Support Your Country During Tough Times

    Most people would agree that the times are fairly troubling these days. And with it comes stress, worry, confusion or anger. One of the most important things you can do? Don't get stuck in it. Recognize that things will get better. Stand by your country and see it through, even on the hardest days. Along with hanging on tight to this positive outlook, there are other things you can do to show support and love for your country. Keep reading for four ideas to make a difference.
  • EDB
    Published 4 days ago
    BLIND & GOING CRAZY

    BLIND & GOING CRAZY

    Monday August the 17th, 2020. Just a few weeks from now. Seventeen Days, four hundred and eight hours, OR twenty four thousand four hundred and eighty minuets, OR one million four hundred sixty eight thousand, eight hundred eighty second, just in case someone is counting UNTIL we as a nation will OFFICIALLY in a unusual way, begin the process of selecting the next president of these states United.
  • Elizabeth 'Wild' Roberts
    Published 6 days ago
    Life Is, Not Always As It Seems

    Life Is, Not Always As It Seems

    Imagine living in a country where you never know when you wake up, whether or not you will have running water to have a shower, to wash your hands, to flush the toilet or to wash up the dirty dishes left in the sink from last night.
  • J.T. Wellington
    Published 13 days ago
    Speaking from the Margin

    Speaking from the Margin

    Every day I get a visit from my past. No lie. Every. Day. The visit is not from a childhood friend or classmate; like that scene in a movie where the foggy mist gives a hint the person is somebody from the past or someone from the future visiting the present to give a warning about some major life event.
  • Anton Black
    Published 14 days ago
    Your London Will Never Be The Same

    Your London Will Never Be The Same

    The UK's economic model has, at least for the past three decades, funnelled people towards the capital. London, together with all the big cities around the globe have benefited from, what economists have called, "agglomeration effects". Strong global economic headwinds that have encouraged businesses to be as close as possible to each other.
  • Jeff McCarty
    Published 20 days ago
    Exponential Optimism

    Exponential Optimism

    In an age where a human being is merited upon the actions they take and the results of said actions, now more than ever is an important time for a conversation around the motives of our actions. If we were to continue to pull the layers back on the motives of human action, we will find multi-faceted reasons that drive our actions as a species. While some motives for our actions have a direct overlap between all humans, such as basic functions for maintaining our life force, other actions that humans decide to undertake seem driven by a different set of logic. Actions driven by motives of this nature may seem to have repercussions both short term and long term that are detrimental to the human being undertaking the action.
  • Jeff McCarty
    Published 20 days ago
    The Tightrope of Existence

    The Tightrope of Existence

    The forces of energy that human beings define as life comes in many forms. Within all forms of life, we find a duality that each form of life is intrinsically guided by. On one side, we find that life is resilient. Withstanding all obstacles, a physical being endowed with life is inclined to ensure the continuation of its own life. On the other side of the coin, we see the fragility of life. That all forms of life are fragile in their existence and are subject to the ultimate dissolution of death. Between these two ends that define the nature of life, is the existence of the human being.
  • Kendra Anderson
    Published 21 days ago
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  • Afreen Yousaf
    Published 23 days ago
    International Justice Day-17 July

    International Justice Day-17 July

    World Justice Day is also recognized as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day. It is celebrated around the world on July 17 every year to get a plan to strengthen international justice.
  • Kassy Mannoua Amoi
    Published 23 days ago
    America: Where are we going?

    America: Where are we going?

    America, land of the free and home of the brave, where the hell are you going?
  • Matthew Primous
    Published 26 days ago
    Heal The Nation

    Heal The Nation

    We have been given this unusual task passed down by those who love this country. Those who gave their lives, both leaders and veterans alike. We have to commit to this important and imperative task at hand for the future of our America is waiting for us. And they should not wait any longer for action must be taken now to guarantee the future of tomorrow. Everyone must commit to this and it is symbolic of voting. Our heritage and stability depend on America being more equal and more just than ever before. And though it comes with its toils we must strive for this nobility at whatever it may cost as those who did before us. A promise to turn away from fighting and dividing to unite as one for the good of all Americans, American Democracy, present, and future. And though the road is hard, we must keep this promise. This nation has to heal to lead the world in true harmony. We have to set aside divisiveness and lay down justice in a manner worthy of its cause. Many heinous things have happened in the past and that is why we learned from them and grow from them. We have to educate ourselves and our children so they will never happen again. We must tear down the lies of history and debunk the myths of America's past. This will remove the trauma from bigotry and hatred that have scared us far too long. The sooner we deal with its hurtful and wrecking mistakes, the better our nation will be for all of us. We all need to heal from the contradictions of the past, there are things that we were taught which blind us to reality. The more we move in that direction, the deeper our brotherhood and unity will be."Asked not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country," exclaimed John F. Kennedy. We have to look deep inside ourselves and find out who we truly are made of. We have to search the traditions and norms that our ancestors passed down to us and find out if they are truth or lies. Then we have to ask our family and friends to do the same, we must know our history then we can work on the history of our nation. It is when a person finds out their truthiness then they can lead others to the light. We can use that knowledge to open the eyes of our fellow Americans. It is a personal journey. It is not easy to discuss and be criticize for the wrongdoing of the past but it will bring about healing. The reasoning is the greatest advocate in this journey to restore order. We cannot ask a fellow citizen to answer what they have no prior knowledge on however we can make them think about their action and the root cause of their response. Our country has been known for caring about its people, respecting their decisions, and honoring their sacrifices. We must continue this motto and put action behind it. After citizens healed themselves then they can heal their government. Government is supposed to be a reflection of the people but how can it when many voices are shut out and ignored? This has got to change and we must realize that the government is the just consensus of the people. We must continually hope and believe in our country and consciously follow our leaders then as Abraham Lincoln once said, we will be "of the people, for the people, and by the people."
  • Purity Ezenwa
    Published 29 days ago
    English-born Nigerian striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa claims he was called a 'Fat Water Buffalo' during play-off tie against Fleetwood

    English-born Nigerian striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa claims he was called a 'Fat Water Buffalo' during play-off tie against Fleetwood

    English-born Nigerian striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa, who plays for Wycombe Wanderers has revealed he was racially abused during Monday's League One play-off match against Fleetwood.