Culture and Media

The Taho Man

POEM   Sometimes, when the timing is right The taho man passes by my gate Just as I am outside Sweeping yesterday’s dead leaves away.   Sometimes, when he passes by my gate I have enough coins to buy a…

Commemorating World Environment Day: In Support of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

ACRYLIC PAINTINGS/POEM         By Lily Ramos Burrows and Genevieve Balance Kupang This commemoration of World Environment Day extends beyond June 5. The care for our common home is a daily commitment we ought to uphold. All global…

Philippine Elections 2022: TheNewPH Campaign for Voter Registration

SOCIAL MEDIA         A day after the annual Philippine independence day which is celebrated every June 12, my Facebook newsfeed showed posts like this. Following the hashtags reveal a campaign launched and spearheaded by Mega Magazine, a…

The book inspired by a Korean success story launched in Ethiopia

BOOK LAUNCH         The book, which highlights successful rapid economic growth stories of Korea as a model during the late Korean president Park Chung-hee’s era entitled Ethiopiyawiw Park directly translates as “The Ethiopian Park” was launched on…

Art in Search of Humanity

Individually I consider myself an optimist, but collectively I am an absolute pessimist. We have no choice but to continue working, in the hope that culture, education and tolerance will be weapons of mass construction with which to confront violence…

Abolishing Police and Abolishing Militaries

The similarities between the movement to abolish war and the movement to abolish police and prisons jump out at me anew when reading Mariame Kaba’s We Do This ‘Til We Free Us, which is about police and prison abolition. The book…

Julian Assange’s Father and Brother in NYC to Demand Journalist’s Freedom

John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s father and brother, traveled from Australia to undertake a nationwide tour of the U.S. from June 6 – July 2 to advocate for Julian’s release and to raise awareness about the importance of protecting…

The black identity and racism

ESSAY         by Dr. Emmanuel Sogah Introduction Table 1 – US Census Racial & Ethnic Categorization System All over the world, native Africans and People of African Descent (PAD) or people of dark skin complexion are identified…

Ode to Kabunian for Iyaman Farm

POEM (On the occasion of the World Environment Day)         by Genevieve Balance Kupang   Invigorated from a deep, sound slumber, a Sea of clouds greets refreshed eyes. How Magnificent! The Soul is overwhelmed by boundless artistry…

A cultural trip to Seoraksan National Park in observing World Environment Day

PERSONAL ACCOUNT/PHOTO ESSAY         On the same day that the world was observing the United Nations World Environment Day across the globe, there was a small number of people who gathered in Seoul to discuss social matters.…

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