5 Lifestyle Changes That Will Help The Environment

  #1 - Ask the right questions. So many of us have made the mistake of asking people whether they believe in climate change. Instead of asking people if they believe the facts, we need to start creating progressive conversations by asking, "what do you think our society should do about climate change?" Ask questions like … Continue reading 5 Lifestyle Changes That Will Help The Environment

What Every Non-Muslim Should Know About Islam

Most people would probably be embarrassed to admit that they don't know much about faiths other than their own, which is OK because most people didn't major in Theology and most people aren't religious scholars. However, with the current political climate and with hate crimes on the rise, ignorance about faiths, beliefs, and cultures different … Continue reading What Every Non-Muslim Should Know About Islam

Are Spaniards Hispanic?

I've come to realize that there are a few misconceptions surrounding the geography and lexicon used to describe the people who descend from/live in Spanish-speaking countries. These are a few misconceptions I've heard people have over the years. Being from a Spanish-speaking country does not make a person "Spanish." Spanish is a language and a nationality, so if you … Continue reading Are Spaniards Hispanic?

Trump’s Playground – March 20-April 20

Executive Orders: Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders X This order rescinds the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order that requires companies that seek to work with the federal government to demonstrate that they comply with federal laws and executive orders. Source Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth X This order rescinds many strides made by the Obama … Continue reading Trump’s Playground – March 20-April 20

6 Reasons You Should Go To The March For Science This Saturday

If you care about the truth. If you think facts shouldn't be a partisan issue.  If you are a Republican, Democrat, or Independent who understands the facts of climate change and consider it an obligation to protect the current and future generations from a flooded, polluted, unbreathable planet. If you are concerned with the regressive policies of the … Continue reading 6 Reasons You Should Go To The March For Science This Saturday

The Caprice of the GOP

In the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court Justice, Senate Republicans changed a 200-year-old rule that required a 60 vote majority to end any filibustering in order to confirm the Supreme Court nominee. So, Conservatives changed a 200-year-old rule...when it was in their favor. When people were talking about changing the electoral college, these were the people whose … Continue reading The Caprice of the GOP

Books, Trump, and the “inner city”

About three years ago, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenéz was looking to make room in the annual budget by closing down 22 public libraries; next thing you knew, town halls were packed with angry Miamians, the Miami New Times was writing about it, and WLRN (our local NPR station) was reporting on it. The public outrage was so strong that … Continue reading Books, Trump, and the “inner city”