“If One Can Anyone Can All You Gotta Do Is Try”: Powerful Art Works Of Faith Ringgold, A Painter, Author And Civil Rights Activist

"If One Can Anyone Can All You Gotta Do Is Try": Powerful Art Works Of Faith Ringgold, A Painter, Author And Civil Rights Activist

Faith Ringgold was born Faith Willi Jones in 1930 in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Her mother, a fashion designer and seamstress, encouraged Faith’s creative pursuits from a young age. Ringgold earned a bachelor’s degree from City College of the City University of New York in 1955. She then taught art in New York City public schools and worked on a master’s degree at City College, which she completed in 1959. Continue reading »

“Hong Kong On Fire”: Local Photographer Captured Stunning Images Of The Days In Fight For Civil Rights

"Hong Kong On Fire": Local Photographer Captured Stunning Images Of The Days In Fight For Civil Rights

The 2019 Hong Kong protests are an ongoing series of demonstrations in Hong Kong and solidarity protests in other cities abroad which began with the aim of withdrawing an extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. If enacted, the bill would allow local authorities to detain and extradite people who are wanted in territories that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with, including mainland China and Taiwan. Concerns were raised that the bill would place Hong Kong citizens and visitors under mainland Chinese jurisdiction, undermining the autonomy of the region and people’s rights and freedom. Continue reading »

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

The sad truth about gender equality in Germany: Men dominate the management and executive boards – with 91.4%. Time to prove that women belong in leadership too. Based on a data project, L’Oreal Paris collected and analyzed several studies and data sets with results that led to the first cosmetic advertising for men. Continue reading »

Nature Takes Back Its Rights With The Vegetal Objects Of Camille Kachani

Nature Takes Back Its Rights With The Vegetal Objects Of Camille Kachani

With her amazing vegetal objects, where the wood used returns to life, Brazilian artist and designer Camille Kachani imagines a world where nature takes back its rights. This series of furniture and everyday objects questions poetically our use of nature by asking a simple question: does nature really belong to us? Continue reading »

Hundreds Protest I-594 at Olympia Gun-Rights Rally

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The best man in a wedding party, who all declined to be identified, stands near the bride and groom as he holds an AR-10 rifle he was handed while the party was having their pre-wedding portraits taken on the steps of the capitol before a rally nearby by gun-rights advocates to protest a new expanded gun background check law in Washington state Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The wedding party was not part of the protest, but posed for pictures with it after being handed it by gun activist Brandon Lyons, who said “we’ve all just broken the law”, by handing the gun over. Saturday’s protest was called the “I Will Not Comply” rally, and those attending said they will openly exchange firearms in opposition to the state’s new voter-approved universal background check law, Initiative 594. The law, which took effect on December 4, requires background checks on all sales and transfers, including private transactions and many loans and gifts. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)
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Animal Rights Activists Intercept Truck Carrying 350 Cats

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A truck load of around 350 cats destined to be taken to a meat processing factory has been intercepted by animal rights activists in the Putuo district of Shanghai on Wednesday. The cats were mostly strays from around Shanghai city but also included stolen pet cats with some of the animals still wearing collars and tags around their necks. The vehicle was reportedly headed to Guangzhou in South China to a ‘fake meat’ factory where the cat meat would have been treated and sold as pork/lamb. However, before it was able to leave activists stopped the truck and rang the police. The driver was detained on the grounds he had no livestock license for transportation. (Photo: Jonathan Browning/REX) Continue reading »

Activist Group Performs for the Rights of Elephants in Barcelona

Activist Group Performs for the Rights of Elephants in Barcelona

An activist from the animal-rights group AnimaNaturalis takes part in a performance to mark the “International Day for the Rights of the Elephants” in front of Barcelona’s Zoo, on June 20, in Barcelona. (Lluis Genelluis Gene / AFP via Getty Images)