#WhyIDidntReport: Why Ford’s Timing Is Understandable and Not Suspicious

ByAFIA EAMA September 24th, 2018 “Ford waited 20 years to share her trauma with another person and waited 30 years to seek professional help regarding it.“ Christine Blasey Ford has become a familiar name discussed in the news. Ford, a…

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…

Cultural Appropriation: What is It and Why is It a Problem

By ALISON SUMMERFIELD June 23rd, 2018 “The intent in cultural appreciation is usually benign but as it moves to the appropriation it becomes more exploitative. But motives are often mixed, sometimes subconscious and what’s perceived as appropriation could have been…

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…

Why You Should March for Science This Month

By VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY April 6th, 2018 “We need to make sure that science is not silenced – it is the driving force of human progress and innovation.” On April 22nd, 2017 (Earth Day), thousands of scientists and science advocates around…

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…

White Skin is the Wrong Skin: How to Pick the Right Foundation Shade

By HIBBA MAHMUD March 22, 2018 “From a beauty perspective, having the wrong shade of foundation can be detrimental to your look. Having a visibly lighter foundation makes the person appear ashy and grey, whereas a darker foundation makes a…

Why do Muslims want rights when they are a minority and denying rights when they are a majority?

By SAIMA USMANI February 28th, 2018 “I am a Muslim who demands my rights as a citizen of my free and amazing country, and I do not agree with denying any minority their rights. “ Muslims, you would be surprised…

#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.…

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…

Trying to Be White: A Social Epidemic

By ITTECA KHAN January 8, 2018 “The skin lightening business garners a monstrous TEN billion dollars a year by exploiting not only personal insecurities but also the global after effects of colonialism and white supremacy.” “With her curly black hair…

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!  

Historical Photographs That Will Make You Cry

By ASMITA DAS December 7, 2017 Here are a series of historical photographs and events that will make you cry, if not make you immensely sad. A picture can say a thousand words. Photographers play a huge role in shaping…

The Palestinian Narrative: First Hand Persecution by Israeli Soldiers

By MOHAMMAD KALBONEH December 4, 2017 “Israeli soldiers always guarded the Tomb. They always tried to mess with us as kids, trying to make fun of us, cursed us in Hebrew which we later got to understand the meaning of…