Civil Rights aren’t a thing of the past

By: Nia Mosley ~Staff Writer~ When one thinks of civil rights the first thought that typically pops into one’s mind is the movement of the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and it being only “back then.” But in reality, Civil Rights is a movement still very much present today. During my spring break this year, I went on an Alternative Breaks trip to Selma, Alabama. During my trip, I learned the importance of looking back at history to have a deeper understanding of the issues of today. Much of America’s systematic racism comes from the historical background that it … Continue reading Civil Rights aren’t a thing of the past

Where does travel ban leave Americans

By: Nia Mosley ~Guest Writer~ When I saw the headline stating that U.S. President Trump signed what is officially called “Protection of The Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” I was floored. This document indefinitely suspends refugees from entering the United States. This order has caused many Americans to have issues at home because of either a direct or indirect connection to the countries affected. The travel ban is geared toward seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. These countries are, as a lot of Americans know, filled with refugees of war, famine … Continue reading Where does travel ban leave Americans