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Did you know that over half of the approximately 152 million children who are working in child labor situations across the world do so in dangerous and hazardous conditions, like open-pit mines or construction sites?

According to the International Labor Organization, the actual definition of child labor is “work that is mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful to children that interferes with their schooling, by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, obliging them to leave school prematurely, or requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.”

Across the world, out…


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This image from Eater.com is a burger made of fried insect meat. Food experts, researchers and scientists predict that the insect protein market will be worth $8 billion by 2030.

The following introduction is a fictional, but very possible, kitchen scene from the year 2050:

Curtis was carefully trying to decide on the healthiest type of meat to add to the salad that he was preparing for his mother. She had diabetes, so whenever he stopped by her house to make her a meal, he had to be mindful of the ingredients he used.

The caring 47-year-old son chopped up some red onions, olives, and basil leaves, put them in a little bowl, then poured in a couple of teaspoons of balsamic vinegar before stirring it all together. Then, he…


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I know. It’s been argued about probably as much as (if not more than) what the very best blunt is for rolling weed. But still, here were are, finally finding out which are the Top 3 Rolling Papers. I had to split them up into categories to be fair. So, here are, in my opinion, the Best New Rolling Papers, the Most Innovative Rolling Papers, and finally, the Best Classic Rolling Papers.

Best New Rolling Papers: High Hemp Organic

In today’s world, everything that’s consumed is assumed to be better if it’s organic, and it’s true. For cannabis smokers, one of the things they will appreciate the…


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Congressman John Lewis at the location of Bloody Sunday. Image from The Selma Times Journal.

U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis died on July 17th, 2020 from pancreatic cancer. After representing Georgia’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives for over 30 years, one of our strongest soldiers against racial injustice passed away at the age of 80.

I think young people today should look at everything he did in his early 20’s and realize that no matter how young you are, you can make a huge difference in society. I personally appreciate him the most for putting himself in harm’s way just so I can vote.

That being said, please honor…


Written by Limus Woods. Interview with Kenyatta Oliver, Founder of Infinite Hope Behavioral Health & Community Outreach Center of Kingstree, South Carolina.

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When I spoke with Ms. Kenyatta Oliver, Founder and Owner of Infinite Hope Behavioral Health & Community Outreach Center in Kingstree, SC, it was the first time that I’d interviewed a teacher since doing the research for my eBook How To Get Along With Your Students’ Parents.

I’d heard about her new center (one that she’d started earlier in 2020) on Live 5 News a couple of days before our interview. Ms. Oliver feels that learning (while social…


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Legendary Houston rapper, Scarface, is now in need of a kidney due to COVID-19 complications. He told one of the members of the rap group that he got started with in the 1980’s, Chuck D from The Geto Boys, that he had been diagnosed with the Coronavirus earlier this year, back in March when the deadly disease first hit the United States.

Scarface recently posted on Instagram that he was in need of someone who had a B+ blood type to donate him a kidney. And, when Atlanta rapper T.I. saw that post, he spread the word and offered a…


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Donald Trump. Image from Deadline.

I think the first thing that I ever wrote about Donald Trump was back in 2017, and it was about weed. The article was originally written for this website called The Alaska Cannabis Institute, and was about the governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington all sending a letter to the Trump Administration to get them not to change marijuana policies in places where it was legal to sell it.

Before that, I didn’t do any writing at all about Trump. All I knew about him was that he was one of the richest guys in the world, and that…


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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Image from The NY Times.

On Sept. 18th 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications from pancreatic cancer. The longtime advocate for women’s and civil rights will be remembered for her toughness while on the Supreme Court (even in her old age) but mostly for the work she did in her younger years.

‘In my lifetime, I expect to see three, four, perhaps even more women on the high court bench, women not shaped from the same mold, but of different complexions’- Watch RBG’s call for a more just America in her 1993 confirmation hearing pic.twitter.com/bhg1aigZhJ

Born in New York on…


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People in the background listen as Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he was to lose the November election. Image from The Los Angeles Times.

In the past, Donald Trump has shunned the idea of a traditional transfer of power, even way back to the 2016 campaign when he was seemingly joking about it. Now, with the election just over a month away, he was recently asked by a reporter at a news conference how he would respond if he was to lose the election in November.

The question was asked because of the fact that there are many American cities right now that are rioting because of racial killings by police, and most recently because of the decision to only indict one of the…


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Although the family of slain African-American ER Technician Breanna Taylor recently received a settlement from the Louisville police department for her death, justice still had not been served because none of the police officers were charged with her killing. Breanna was shot while she was asleep after cops busted into her apartment (the wrong apartment for the person they were looking for) with a no-knock warrant on March 13th, 2020.

Many people in Louisville, Kentucky (as well as across the United States as a whole) feel that what recently occurred does not equal justice, because only one of the policemen…

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Curiosity drives me, but I’m mostly interested in researching and writing about urban news, music, and health topics. A lil’ politics, too. Sometimes.

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