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Yara Alawi

Yara Alawi
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Feeling Sad About Trump? Here Are 5 Organizations That Need Your Help

Planned Parenthood helps millions of women, and men, around the world with reproductive health as well as cancer screenings. Trump recently signed an executive order defunding Planned Parenthood which could affect millions of people. You can donate HERE  The ACLU is a non-profit dedicated to defending people’s rights. They’ve been extremely involved in helping those affected with Trump’s Muslim Ban. You can donate HERE  The White Helmets are a group of volunteers in Syria that

Politics

The Intelligence Community Is At War With President Agent Orange

The Wall Street Journal and The Observer report that the intelligence community is withholding information from the White House, as our spies become more fearful of the Trump administrations ties to Russia. A senior NSA official explained that the NSA is ‘systematically holding back some of the good stuff’ from the Oval Office. The NSA is reportedly doing this because they fear the Trump Administration can’t be trusted with secrets. A white house official has

Politics

Trump Isn’t The President, Steve Bannon Is

It’s not news that Donald Trump is an incompetent two-year-old with the IQ of a pigeon, although that would be insulting to both two-year-olds and pigeons. Many of us wondered how a man that’s so unintelligent could possibly end up in the White House. But that’s because he didn’t. Trump is simply a puppet, that says outrageous things to gain the media’s attention, which distracts the public from the disgusting things his administration are doing.

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Six Dead After Shooting In Quebec City Mosque

Six people have died after a shooting in Quebec City, Canada. 8 other people were also injured in result of this tragic event. 39 other people were also at the mosque but were not harmed. Witnesses say there were at least 2 gunmen, dressed in black. Two suspects have been arrested but police haven’t given any further details on their identities. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement saying “It is heart wrenching to

Politics

Dear Donald Trump, We Will Not Give Up

Dear Donald Trump, you are now officially the president of the United States. But we will not respect you, we will not back down and we will not stop fighting for what is right. You are not normal. It’s 2017 and your hatred and bigotry won’t be tolerated. Your lack of experience and intelligence won’t go unnoticed. You can attack women, LGBT+, Muslims, Latinos and the disabled as much as you like, but we will

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Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence

Chelsea manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in August 2013. She was convicted of leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks. She will now be released in four months instead of in 2024. Chelsea manning is a trans women, formerly known as Bradley Manning. She attempted suicide twice last year and went on a hunger strike. She protested until doctors allowed her to receive gender reassignment surgery. Many people have spoken up for Chelsea including

Race

Disney’s Aladdin Is Racist

It’s no secret that Disney isn’t the best at portraying different cultures and races in a positive way, but why is no one talking about how racist Aladdin is? Aladdin, which came out in 1992, is a popular movie with fun songs and an interesting plot. But it’s not as innocent as it seems. Growing up, I loved watching Aladdin, just like any other child that enjoyed Disney movies. But I’ve realized how problematic Aladdin’s

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6 Reasons Why Michelle Obama Is The Best First Lady Of All Time

As the Obama presidency comes to an end, we should take this time to reflect and appreciate on what First Lady Michelle Obama has done for the country during the last 8 years. In Feb. 2010, Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign. The campaign is dedicated towards fighting child obesity and encouraging children to stay active and healthy. In 2011, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden started the Joining Forces campaign, aiming to support

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There’s a Crisis in Yemen and No One Is Talking About It

  If you’ve been on social media recently, you probably know about the crisis going on in Aleppo, Syria. Pictures of bloody kids and sobbing parents have flooded everyone’s timelines. Syria is finally getting the attention it deserves, which is great. But why haven’t you heard about the civil war in Yemen? The UN estimates that 10,000 people have been killed during 18 months. 7.6 million people are suffering from malnutrition and almost 3 million have

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