Jul 042016
 

People may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human rights violation to take it away.That’s according to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which passed a non-binding resolution in June that condemns countries that intentionally take away or disrupt its citizens’ internet access… gizmodo.com

Access to Internet is a right.

Access to Internet is a right.

 

Jun 182016
 

The sentencing hearing began with a surprise. Timothy Runnels, a 32-year-old former Independence, Missouri, police officer, sat at a large, rectangular defense table inside Courtroom 8B at the Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, late last month. He was waiting to learn his fate after pleading guilty to a federal crime he committed almost two years ago, on September 14, 2014… theintercept.comTaser

Jun 082016
 

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7, 1917. Brooks moved to Chicago at a young age. She began writing and publishing as a teenager, eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection A Street in Bronzeville. In 1950 Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her book Annie Allen. She died in her Chicago home on December 3, 2000… biography.comGwendolyn Brooks Continue reading »

Jun 012016
 

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is a 2D African Fantasy Action-RPG game that is introducing a new, rarely seen perspective to this genre. The dynamic and impressive gameplay has been more inspired by the “Tales of” series. The main narrative draws deeply from African culture and is hopefully the first entry in a series we call The Kiro’o Tales… aurionthegame.com

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan

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Nov 092015
 

The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the World Science Day for Peace and Developmentnational, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies… un.org
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Oct 312015
 

The European Parliament voted Thursday (10/30/2015) in support of a resolution that calls on member states to protect Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden from extradition.The vote, which has no legal force, was 285-281. The resolution urges nations to drop criminal charges and “consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender.”…cnn.com

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Oct 212015
 

Women’s roles in the United States workforce changed drastically during World War II. Rosie the Riveter became a cultural symbol representing the American women who worked in factories. Not all Rosiestop-secret-rosies-1, however, were blue collar workers. Women mathematicians, recruited by the U.S. Army, also helped in the war effort. Their work was classified and has remained obscure for more than sixty years… siam.org Continue reading »