Monthly Archives: August 2017


Understanding Charlottesville Hate Crime

Outrage over removal of confederate statue ended in the death of a young woman said Naz Smyth. It all began with the blanket of night and a mob like group descending through the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The scene was reminiscent of a movie. This, however, was only the beginning.

August 30th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |

BBC Gives Female Stars Pay Raise to Keep Quiet About Gender Gap

Naz Smyth: amidst BBC’s public annual report was a list of the 96 talents who made above £150,000. Some were expected, like Graham Norton and Radio 2 D.J Chris Evans but what has stirred quite the controversy is the fact that only a third of the list was inhabited by woman. To be exact, only Claudia Winkleman cracked the top ten which has illuminated the gender wage gap in a company that reaches 95% of British adults every week and global audience of 372 million according to US News.

August 17th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|

Naz Smyth on LGBT Pride Month Arrived Amid Turmoil, Fanfare

June was Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The past few years have seen both gains and losses for the inclusion of these folks into our nation.  The month honors the Stonewall Riots, a big event in the Gay Rights movement. Its recognition falls along political lines. It was celebrated under Clinton, starting in June of 2000. Bush decided to not recognize it through his terms. After, Obama picked up the torch, recognizing the month during all his tenure. Sadly, halfway through June, Trump has not yet recognized the month. (Newsweek) Interestingly, Ivanka Trump tweeted in support. Her post read, “I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.”  This [...]

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Human Rights|

News Roundup: Trump Clashes on Climate Change, Temer ‘Hush Money’ Still in Play

It’s been a busy week around the world. Trump’s World Tour Trump has been on a world tour for the past few weeks. His first stop was the Middle East. There, he visited Israel and Saudi Arabia. Afterward, he visited Europe. This portion of the trip included meetings at the Vatican, NATO and the G7. He was met with warmth in Saudi Arabia and Israel, but less so in Europe. In Saudi Arabia, he was able to cement a 110 billion dollar arms deal. They say it may help to empower a “Arab NATO” to fight radical Islamists. However, many are concerned it is a way to buy power in Washington. The G7 and European portion of the trip centered around Climate change. The Pope [...]

August 4th, 2017|Categories: None|