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Human Rights

The inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Preamble, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.

Towards an Age-Friendly World

By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Contributing Editor, Global Health

By 2050, a full 25% of the world’s population will be 65 years old or older and their life expectancies are expected to increase as well. By 2020, the number of older people will double and outnumber the number of children younger than 5 years of age. This demographic shift has numerous implications for the health and state of the world, and many communities will have to rise to the challenge of preparing themselves for an older society.   (more…)

Am I Still Human?

By P. Hartsfield P. Hartsfield, currently incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center, shares this vivid blow-by-blow first-hand account of his harrowing initiation to Tamms Supermax Prison six years ago. Hartsfield discusses how he continues to suffer from the trauma he experienced … Continue reading

“Sold To Africa”: Remembering Patrice Lumumba

By Keisha Blain | African American Intellectual History Society Fifty-five years ago, on January 17, 1961, Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically-elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was assassinated in a coordinated transnational effort backed by the … Continue reading