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5 Ways Bezos Could've Used His Billions Differently
Ultra-rich Jeff Bezos, could've used his money for humanitarian purposes. He 100% didn't. It's his money, right? Even if it means it was..
"The Sound of Things Falling": Colombia's Upheaval Continues
I finished reading this extraordinary book that takes place in Colombia's history spanning from the 1960's to the late 1990's, only to read
Undocumented: 3 Ways Latinos Live in Fear
Next to my divorce, being undocumented was the most stressful experience of my life. Looking back, if I had a choice to go back...
So, you *think* you're a BIPOC ally?
Recently, I was told by a fellow BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), about how a "toxic, white feminist" decided to write a...
Silencing 10-year-old Iris Haq Lukolyo
(Heather Haq; iStock; Lily illustration) What were you doing when you were 10-years-old? I was going through a childhood trauma. My...
White Buffalo Woman: Walking the Path
Pictured: White Buffalo Calf Woman For Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), the following is inspired by "Goddess Meditations," by...
Trapped in Poverty: Emigrants Sending Money Home
La familia. Family. We love them and we struggle with them, too. One thing many Latino emigrants face as so-called ambassadors to America
Five Tips How to Avoid Paying Taxes
Propublica.org dropped a wonderful bombshell report recently, cheerfully outlining how the Ultra-Rich avoid paying taxes.
Saying "YES" to Mental Health Wellness
Naomi Osaka. This week marks the power of a woman of color - an athlete, a champion - and the choice to say "yes" to her own mental health
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