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10 Ethical Brands That Support Indigenous Artisans and Communities

10 Ethical Brands That Support Indigenous Artisans and Communities

To date, the coronavirus has taken over 700,000 lives worldwide and it is even spreading into remote places, threatening the health and safety of indigenous tribes and native communities. In Brazil, the government’s COVID-19 response (or lack of) has shown incompetence to protect its tribal populations from the threat. According to Articulation of Indigenous Peoples...

Ending the Culture of Silence on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Ending the Culture of Silence on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Manila, Philippines: In June, high numbers of sexual harassment cases began to surface at a string of schools across Metro Manila after a former student at Miriam College High School shared her story of how her Grade 11 teacher had admitted to having inappropriate fantasies about his students with her. Emboldened by this display of...

14 Black-Owned Ethical and Sustainable Brands to Support

14 Black-Owned Ethical and Sustainable Brands to Support

Blackout Day 2020 has come and gone but the drive to achieve racial equality through economic power remains. There’s power in the Black dollar. So, buy from Black-owned businesses. Support Black entrepreneurs. Champion Black artists. The racial inequality gap can be closed when the Black community shares in the economic opportunities afforded all others. To...

Blackout Day 2020: Here’s How You Can Help End Systemic Racism

Blackout Day 2020: Here’s How You Can Help End Systemic Racism

Today (July 7) is Blackout Day, a movement encouraging blacks and people of color (BIPOC) and their allies to come together in solidarity and end systemic racism through their economic power, by refusing to spend a dime at any business unless Black-owned. How did Blackout Day begin? According to Wikipedia, the event was conceived in 2015...

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

A couple of years into the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” in the states engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Two years after the proclamation, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, was...

10 Unique Virtual Tours to Experience in Pandemic Lockdown

10 Unique Virtual Tours to Experience in Pandemic Lockdown

We don’t need to go through a door to enter a different realm. We don’t need a witch’s broom to fly us away. A good book alone can accompany us during self-isolation. A beautifully spun tale can bring us places. It serves as our portal to a different world. All we need to do is...