In the wake of a death of an Icon

  By: Matthew McKenzie Los Angeles, California- In the early morning of Sunday, January 26th, retired Laker superstar Kobe Bryant and 9 others including his daughter Giana Bryant, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, and Ara Zobayan passed away in a horrendous helicopter accident in Calabasas in Los Angeles, … Continue reading In the wake of a death of an Icon

African Heritage Food Co-Op

By Matthew McKenzie Niagara Falls, NY- For a lot Americans, especially those living in poorer urban settings, environment access to fresh fruits and vegetables is just not a reality. Food deserts, as defined by the American Nutrition Association are parts of the country that lack reliable supply of fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. … Continue reading African Heritage Food Co-Op

Muslim Student Alliance: Uyghur Concentration Camps

By: Matthew Mckenzie XINJIANG, CHINA- When most think about Islam they do not generally think of China, but the country is home to a large population of Muslims, that ethnically identifies as uyghur. The Chinese province of Xinjiang is very close to middle east and was taken over by the Chinese communist party in 1944. … Continue reading Muslim Student Alliance: Uyghur Concentration Camps

The world’s largest election

By Matthew McKenzie NEW DEHLI, INDIA- Starting on April 11, over 900 million potential voters in 29 states and in 7 smaller territories will be heading to the polls for the general elections of the world's biggest democracy: India. This will be another instance of record breaking voter eligibility for the nation, after they set … Continue reading The world’s largest election

Angela Davis: the intersectional struggle

Photo by: Cora Wright By: Matt McKenzie BUFFALO, N.Y. - Feb. 27 started out pretty rough. I had to drive through a blizzard, endure a long search for a parking spot and an even longer walk to Alumni Arena on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo, but it was more than worth it. … Continue reading Angela Davis: the intersectional struggle

NU Social Justice and Environmental houses build relationship with UN

By: Matthew McKenzie NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The inaugural semester of the Niagara University Social Justice and the Environmental houses was one of both ups and downs, but altogether the houses are a culmination of the work of a lot passionate and intelligent people looking to address local social issues and to truly build lasting … Continue reading NU Social Justice and Environmental houses build relationship with UN

Humanitarian issues within Metropolitan Detention Center

By: Matthew McKenzie BROOKLYN, N.Y. - It is estimated that the over 1,600 inhabitants of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York - some of whom have not even faced trial - have been without reliable electricity, heat and hot water from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3 despite reports that most of the necessary … Continue reading Humanitarian issues within Metropolitan Detention Center