Category Archives: Perspective

Bear cubs are left to drown by their mother,

before fishermen step in to save them

Bear & cubs are part of the animal kingdom and the animal kingdom is one that we will never truly understand – no matter how hard we try. Jane Goodall tried her hardest to integrate into the world of wild chimpanzees, David Attenborough has attempted to show us the deepest and darkest spots in the ocean, and Steve Irwin has even tried to prove that crocodiles

Not Star Wars but Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory

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Phillip Jackson, Founder and Chairman, Board of Directors The Black Star Project

If Howard Shultz wasn’t the founder of Starbucks, he would have been one of the boycott protesters with us. He said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by the arrest of two Black men in a Starbucks Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who were taken away by police and subsequently

The Housing Crisis Didn’t Just Happen, It Was Created

Affordable Housing Matters

We didn’t just end up in the housing crisis; we’ve always been there. Based on the lack of progress and widespread inequities when it comes to access to housing, we’ve actually been there far too long.

The type of housing that we stand in need of now, is practically the same housing we marched for in the 1960s. Back then, leaders and civil rights groups joined together to demand housing that was safe, decent and affordable. And, as a result of their efforts, in 1968 the Fair Housing Act was passed.

Lakeith Smith Got 65 Years For The Death of a 16-Year-Old Killed By Police

Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court after being sentenced to 65 years in prison.
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Teen laughs, but unamused judge hands down 65-year sentence

An Alabama teen laughed at a judge’s comment during his sentencing hearing Thursday.
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Migration is a successful climate adaptation strategy

Governments across the world should legalise and regulate temporary climate migration, rather than try to prevent it.

Canada Unveils New $10 Bill With Black Civil Rights Icon

Viola Desmond was a key player in the country’s civil rights movement.

A Black woman activist will make history in Canada when her portrait appears prominently on the nation’s new bank notes, the first Canadian woman to do so.

‘Black Panther’ Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office

Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues its record-breaking streak, passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days.

Trade wars: Counting the cost of Trump’s tariff plan

A look at the winners and losers of a possible global trade war that could be sparked by Trump’s protectionist policies.