Etiene A. Andrade

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Is Gentrification a Human-Rights Violation?

A Brooklyn-based group is arguing that the displacement of longtime residents meets a definition conceived by the United Nations in the aftermath of World War II.<p>No one will be surprised to learn that the campaign to build a national movement against gentrification is being waged out of an office …

Human Rights

Correspondents Report - The inequality of death: how news coverage can dehumanise us 30/08/2015

ELIZABETH JACKSON: The sad reality is: a fair percentage of our foreign correspondents' daily work involves tragedy of some kind. Often that involves …

Public (School) Enemy Number One: How Structural Racism Undermines New Orleans Public Education

Let there be no mistake. Public enemy number one in New Orleans' public schools is structural racism.<p>Despite the various narratives of progress, black and brown kids across our city--almost regardless of school, age, neighborhood, or income--are punished, threatened, failing, and producing …

People throw around the word ‘gentrification’ without much context. Check this important history lesson.

THE COLUMBIA RIVER WAS FIFTEEN FEET ABOVE NORMAL levels the morning of Memorial Day, 1948. Alongside the river rested Vanport, an Oregon town built …

The Bilingual Brain: How Language Helps Shape Our Ability to Process Information

<b>In an increasingly globalised world, there are many practical benefits to speaking two languages rather than one. Even in the US, which is largely</b> …

Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire …

Here’s why American students don’t learn computer science

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>America’s youth isn’t getting a decent education when it comes to the basics of technology, and now we’re seeing some data on …

The 37 best websites for learning a new skill

These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.<p>They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.<p>There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost …

3 Important English Language Learning Apps Are Free Today

August 17, 2015<br>Language learning is one of the key areas exponentially enhanced by the widespread of Internet technologies and mobile connectivity. …

5 Meditation Alternatives for Anxiety (That Don't Require Sitting Still)

I <i>struggle</i> with meditation. As a mind-body wellness coach I recommend it all the time because it really does help, but in a subtle way.<p>I don't feel that epiphany after I meditate like my dependable runner's high that comes after a three miler. I just feel... <i>normal</i>.<p><b>Throughout the day, however, I'll</b> …

These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

If this is what 7th graders can dream up, it’s hard to figure out why old people are still in charge.<p>This summer, while other seventh graders were playing <i>Minecraft</i>, one small group of middle school students built tiny cities in real life, complete with working smart cars, prototypes of universal …

Political Parties In Different Universes On Voting Rights

Guess which party talked about the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and which one didn't mention it.<p>WASHINGTON -- It was as if the two major political parties' presidential hopefuls were in separate universes Thursday, as the Democratic candidates consistently highlighted the 50th …

There's one very memorable scene in HBO's new Kurt Cobain documentary

The documentary has a treasure trove of never-before-seen material that looks back on the childhood and private life of the legendary lead singer of Nirvana, who tragically took his own life in April 1994 at the age of 27.<p>But there's one particular piece in the film, directed by Brett Morgen ("The …