(Issue 3) Politics Feature: Felicia Singh

Politics Editor Citrine Ghraowi interviews Felicia Singh, anti-racist teacher and candidate for New York City Council in Queens District 32.

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Swiping Right on Democracy

By Téa Franco Three days before the deadline to register to vote in the 2018 midterm election, my roommate Hannah helped me make a Tinder.  “What pictures do you want on your profile?” Hannah scrolled through my photos. “I don’t think it matters.” “Oh, it matters.” Hannah picked a picture of the two of us…

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Cancel the Kennedys

by James Taichi Collins Last month, the unthinkable happened in Massachusetts. Incumbent Ed Markey – a 74-year-old that most people in the commonwealth likely never even heard of – defeated challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III in the Democratic Primary for the Senate. This was the first time a “Kennedy” was defeated in Massachusetts, where the…

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El Barrio: Not for Sale

By Amber Skyy Gentrification is a rising epidemic happening in disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City for some time now. Neighborhoods in Manhattan such as Harlem are an ever changing landscape with visible social classes. Some people would argue that gentrification is a good thing because it brings public safety, housing, jobs, and opportunities. Jobs…

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Black Lives Matter is More Popular Than the Civil Rights Movement Ever Was – So Why Aren’t Our Political Leaders Taking Action?

By James Taichi Collins  Black Lives Matter is arguably the most massive political movement since the civil rights era. A recent poll by Civics Analytics indicates that “15 million to 26 million people in the United States have participated in demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.” According to a Morning Consult national poll, the…

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3-15-2011

By Citrine Ghraowi For all my life, I have never been more proud of anything than being able to call myself a Syrian. Over the last nine years though, pride has taken on a whole new meaning. In March of 2011, the world watched as Syria began to crumble when protesters took to the streets…

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Why Immigrants Lose

By James Taichi Collins Here is how I first learned about the nonprofit industrial complex, in a story proving that embarrassing moments can sometimes lead to satisfying memories.  ​In April 2018, I was a development fellow assisting in grant writing and fundraising at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) in Manhattan – one of the leading immigrant…

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