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Civil rights activist Angela Davis gives her keynote speech.

Angela Davis helps kick off refounding of organization born from her 1970 arrest

November 27, 2019

More than 40 years after the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression was first founded in Chicago, activists have called for a refounding amid growing racism and repression of margin...

REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’  raises bar for other musicals

REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ raises bar for other musicals

February 15, 2019

There isn’t aneasy way to review a show that picks at your brain the way “Dear Evan Hansen” does. Between the score and the script, a 500-word article does not quite do the six-time Tony-winning...

“What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?” a summit of artists around the world, will be held at Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., April 29-May 1.

Summit uses art to bring human rights issues to light

April 24, 2017

Film, performance art, video installation and lectures will put a focus on human rights issues around the world at the upcoming University of Chicago Summit. The summit,“What is an Artistic Practice of ...

Human rights advocates needed now more than ever

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

February 20, 2017

Because of drastic human rights concerns around the world, the U.N. Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner presented its largest appeal ever—$253 million for 2017, according to a Feb. 15 article...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Internet access is good for more than memes

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

Mental health support needed before adulthood

Mental health support needed before adulthood

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 6, 2017

Many actors long for the same success Emma Stone achieved after her 2010 film “Easy A” garnered a widespread fanbase and critical acclaim. Stone said in a Jan. 26 The Hollywood Reporter interview tha...

Women’s March goes global

Women's March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

Children are not to blame in child marriages

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 5, 2016

Bangladesh is in the process of passing the “Prohibition of Child Marriage Act – 2016” as part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s promise to end child marriage by 2041, according to a Dec. 2 Financial ...

NGOs are not harmful spies

By Managing Editor

November 21, 2016

Some may be surprised that Russia is home to organizations that protect female, LGBT and minority citizens; provide psychological assistance to victims of abuse; work to reform the prison and criminal justice systems; further environmental protection; conduct academic and historical research and provide legal representation in discrimination cases. However, all of these services are offered by non-governmental organizations, or ...

Democracy must prevail in DRC

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

U.N. human rights experts calling for an end to the ban on political protests in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but DRC police have continued to enforce the ban by strengthening their presenc...

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

Gambia, Burundi and South Africa are planning to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a body that has tried human right violations since its creation in 2002. The countries criticized the cou...

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