News Articles and Race

References of racial division in media articles have only increased exponentially in recent years. "White supremacy", "Unconscious bias" and "police brutality" are now part of our vocabulary. Popular belief says it is because of the rhetoric of former President Trump that America is in this racial mess. Or others argue that "institutional racism" affects Blacks …

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My first poem: Faraway sigh (Lointain soupir)

When I was in 6th grade, I was already an aspiring writer. I loved expressing myself through words. Inspired through other people's poems, I wrote poems too (quite a lot). Poetry was a way to liberate myself and "engage with my emotions." Dwight Longenecker perfectly explains "Why you need poetry" in an essay. May it …

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4 Years to Remember – Achievements of a Contentious President

As promised in my previous post, I have written about successes of the Trump administration. In full account and details, 3 that I appreciated the most and 1 that I disliked. There are certainly more impacts of Trump's four years that can potentially be discussed. For now, I will stick to four main points: economy, …

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U.S. Congressional Record: 45 Communist Goals (Clever Journeys)

How Liberals Have Been Totally Suckered Into Being Communists How many of these original 45 goals can you identify as being achieved? Congressman A.S. Herlong JR. was a Democrat from Florida. A decade before this, Sen. Eugene McCarthy had conducted congressional hearings against the communists. Herein are the communist goals as published in 1963. THE 45 …

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The 1619 Project and the revision of America’s history

What if what children learning in history class was completely different from what all previous generations were taught? A change drastic and big enough to alter a civilization's identity and culture as well as push an issue already polemical and controversial to alter what it means to be a citizen of a country. This is …

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The little drummer boy (origin and carol)

The song “The Little Drummer boy” is now world-renowned with many covers by a diverse range of artists that even hit Billboard’s singles charts. With the Pentatonix hit no 1 in the winter of 2013-2014, Harry Simeone Chorale appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100 multiple times from 1959-1963 and David Bowie and Bing Crosby hit no …

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The 12 days of Christmas (origin and meaning)

This is one famous carol for Christmas across the world. It is on the surface a song about gifts and love on each of the days following Christmas. Originally a poem by Catholic clerics to disguise teachings, it was sung to help Catholics, especially the younger ones to learn about their faith at a time …

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The Christmas tree (origin)

Before Christianity, ancient people in the Northern hemisphere used to hang evergreen on their door and windows. This is because the evergreen stayed, well, green all-year round, even during winter, representing the everlasting life. Some believed that it chased evil spirits, witches and ghosts. To accentuate those beliefs, around the 20 to 23 of December, …

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