The recent racist-inspired slaughter in a church in South Carolina reminds us that racism remains in this country, despite the progress that has been made. It should be a source of pride that we have a black president, but for too many still, that legacy of racism cannot be vanquished. The photos of the shooter with the Confederate flag should give us pause. More than 50 years ago, in 1962 when
By Mary McKay on Jun 23, 2015
For Jared Hunter, nothing was working. The U.S. Army veteran was plagued with nightmares after letting an 11-year old boy die in Iraq. He had joined the Army out of high school out of a desire to serve his country, but the nightmares of that day became too much for him. He would be honorably discharged due to his PTSD after serving multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. But the nightmare
By Kate Mckibben on May 27, 2015
The official website of the city of San Diego needed a revamp — so officials asked the locals for their opinion on what should be included in the new version. As one of Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s initiatives, the city offered a survey to 30,000 people, allowing citizens to give input on what would improve the San Diego website. The survey closed April 17. "The City of San Diego website should be l
By Kate Mckibben on Apr 30, 2015
UKIP and The Greens represent the new blood of British politics, but both parties have had a rough time in the mainstream media recently. With scarcely more than a month before the elections, the media continue to scour the country in the hope of locating an outspoken UKIP candidate, whose ill-considered opinions can be misrepresented in the headlines. The Greens are also on the back foot, fending
By Thomas Rowsell on Apr 16, 2015
When the latest investment analysis data was released earlier this month, it was widely expected that real estate would emerge as the most desirable asset class. Few could have expected such a robust and consistent performance from the global property market, however, with house prices rising in a staggering 31 out of 41 of the world’s individual sectors. These figures were adjusted by inflation,
By Lewis Humphries on Mar 21, 2015
With the General Election a little over six weeks away, all political parties are now campaigning hard to win over undecided voters. While some parties may be struggling to make their policies and values known, however, the conservatives have delivered a clear vision for how they wish to drive economic growth in the UK. This includes the development of a ‘Northern powerhouse’, which will capitaliz
By Lewis Humphries on Mar 19, 2015
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