How Black Criminalization Comes Full Circle

The United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population with over two million incarcerated individuals. African-Americans represent about 13% of the U.S. population, but are incarcerated at six times the rate of [Read On…]

Where is Abdel Basset Sarout?

The silence of Basset stirs many rumors. He was a star in Syria as the national soccer team’s goalkeeper, and were he to have fled Syria like four million others since 2011, [Read On…]

Yemen Crisis and the Wheel of Contradiction

The Yemen Crisis only recently grabbed my attention during the usual morning routine of reading the news over breakfast. Lately, a story of violence, destruction, extremism, and political crisis breaks nearly everyday. [Read On…]

I Want to Be Like Carr

Sincere. Generous. Loyal. Hilarious. Empathetic. That was my friend David Carr. RIP. — Andrew Ross Sorkin (@andrewrsorkin) February 13, 2015 Andrew Ross Sorkin, a colleague of Carr’s at the New York Times, [Read On…]

The Forgotten Case of Kajieme Powell

Michael Brown’s death on August 9th was followed ten days later by the killing of Kajieme Powell, a twenty-five year old African-American male in St. Louis, Missouri. His death was even more [Read On…]

Deconstructing ISIL (Part 3)

The Red Line: Intervention in Syria and Iraq On August 21st, 2013, a chemical attack targets a Syrian rebel-held territory near Damascus, with surface rockets containing sarin, a deadly gas, killing more than [Read On…]