America The Melting Pot: “No, Where are You Really From?”

By HARITH MORGAN July 5th, 2018 “The nature of America being a “melting pot” or a “fruit salad” means that it is a country which people from around the globe flock to, bringing incredible cultural influences and contributions to the…

The Question Why: Is Our Education System Failing Us?

By MICHAEL ZINN May 24, 2018 “I’d like to make a request of our educators: please welcome the question “why,” and even go so far as to encourage it.” A few days ago, I was showing several professors a presentation…

A Poem on National Identity: Do All Lives Really Matter?

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA April 5th, 2018 “Empathy is not impossible, however; all human beings share certain ties, such as emotional connections, that are universal. “ Identifying with a country can be a source of pride and an integral part…

Is “Allahu Akbar” Really the Problem?

By EEMA MANZOOR April 1st, 2018 “Islamophobes, or anyone weary of Islam, often view the words “Allahu akbar” as a sign that people are about to die or kill others. Even many people who don’t necessarily dislike Muslims cower a…

Rosa Parks Day: Stop Being An Abusive Husband, America

By NIDA ALI March 23, 2018 “On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks said one word that put her name down in history books for years to come. She said, “No.” No to racism, no to injustice, no to inhumanity, no…

#MCM: Reasons Why we Love Martin Luther King Jr.

By REV 21 Staff January 15, 2018 “Here are a few of the many things that were established and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow civil rights activist leaders” In the midst of what can be…

Understanding The Micro-aggressions Towards Black People: What’s The Big Deal?

By SARAH HAKIM August 1, 2017 “I didn’t understand why wanting to feel someone’s hair would be offensive. Couldn’t a person just be curious and want to know more about what they do not know?” I never understood the discrimination…

Why We Left Our Good Life in Venezuela to Come to America

By ANDREA PARGEL January 11, 2017 ” It was really hard: my parents in particular doubted their decision, especially after Venezuela’s economy improved during the oil boom of 2004–2007.” When my parents and I left Venezuela, we were quite wealthy.…

Drug Control in China

By ANDY LEE CHAISIRI January 12, 2018 “Mainland China media’s done a great job framing the drug problem as something that affects dirty poor folks and urban elites.” In general mainland Chinese are not fearful of police (and police in…

Would Oprah 2020 be a Wise Move For The Democratic Party?

By ALEX JOHNSTON January 10, 2017 “She has the power to bring people together. She can make a great speech. Oprah 2020?  Hell no.“ Oprah is a wonderful person. Unlike Donald Trump, she really did pull herself up out of…

The FCC Repealed Net Neutrality Rules: Here’s Why You Should Care!

By DAJAUN WRIGHT December 15, 2017 “Net Neutrality is the idea that the ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) regulating and providing the Internet must treat all data on the Internet the same without discriminating against certain users, websites, companies or hardware…

Trump: Jerusalem is Now The Capital of Israel

By TAYLOR GRIFFIN December 11, 2017 “President Trump, like most Republican Presidential candidates, pledged to relocate the Embassy to Jerusalem. Now, Trump looks to actually go through with it. It is a long-sought victory for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Dear America: You Make Me Feel Oppressed

By NIHAN AHMAD December 8th, 2017 “September 11, 2001, the day The World Trade Center fell, that day was the happiest day of my year. At least, as much as I can remember.” Dear America, I’ve been meaning to write…

Where Does DACA Stand Now? | REV 21 Media

BY REV 21 STAFF December 8, 2017 READ: DACA: Has America Officially Forgotten Humanity? Its been two months since.Trump withdrew the DACA program which granted thousands of immigrants a work permit. Here’s whats going on with the program today!  

The Prison Industrial Complex: Lining Up Pockets by Locking Up People

By ITTECA KHAN November 28, 2017 “The overlapping interests of Government and Industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic political and social problems.”   The Prison Industrial Complex is a structure of society which helps maintain…

Foreign Citizen

By SADAF AYAZ November 25, 2017 “Earlier in the year, in the midst of this year’s election season, I felt more and more like I had been told what I meant to the country I had lived in all my…

Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?

By ALECIA LI MORGAN November 20, 2017 “There are bigger problems for the Native community to deal with these days than feeling the sting of Columbus Day or the nature of Thanksgiving. If anything, we discuss with our kids how…

America: Where Muhammad Becomes Moe

 By LAMEECE MUSTAFA October 25, 2017 “The first step to becoming a red-blooded part of America is to change your name.  Read more about being Muslim in America HERE or HERE! Herein lies the guide to becoming the perfect American in a Muslim…

Is America’s Racist Past Relevant Today?

By Admin October 16, 2017 “Why is it so important to remember the racist past of America when it comes to dealing with racism today? Why do so many people like to remove that from American history?” In the midst…

Why do Black Americans Support Trump?

By AARON ELLIS October 12, 2017 ” Despite the claims from his camp that polls show him owning over 40% of the Black and Hispanic vote, many of his polls have used skewed stats, like small sample sizes to seemingly…