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Articles by Alexandra Kilpatrick

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Egyptian Artists Continue Work Despite State Oppression And Censorship

Egyptians protested in Cairo's Tahrir Square and demanded an end to Hosni Mubarak's 30 year reign in 2011 and while Mubarak was dismissed as leader, the resulting regimes became more and more oppressive, the economy deteriorated and police began increasingly brutal practices.

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Brazil Convenes All-Male Cabinet As First Female President Is Impeached

Brazil's Senate recently voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff, the nation's first female president. Vice President Michel Temer replaced Roussef and immediately chose a new all-male cabinet with no people of color.

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Peabody Awards Recognize Diverse TV Shows Often Overlooked

The Peabody Awards recently recognized a number of television shows and films that the Emmy Awards failed to recognize.

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Turkey’s Prime Minister And Party Leader Resign In The Wake Of Conflict

Turkey's prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu resigned after a conflict with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Davutoglu announced that he would step down as premier and bow out of the upcoming elections for leader of the Justice and Development Party on May 22.

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Female Directors Continue To Be Drastically Underrepresented In Independent Film

While female film directors are better represented in independent films than in studio films, only 28 percent of independent film directors are women, according to a recent study.

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Rio Sees Increase In Killings By Police Ahead Of Summer Olympics

Police killings in Rio have increased 54 percent since 2014, when Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup. The Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in Rio in August.

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Asian And Latino Actors Are Struggling To Find Roles In Hollywood

Asian actors represent a mere 5.1 percent of speaking or named characters in film, television or digital series in 2014, while Latinos represent only 5.8 percent.

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Human Rights Advocates Report Turkish Border Guards Are Killing Syrian Refugees

Turkish border guards are killing and wounding Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Turkey, according to a recent report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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Not Even Congresswomen Are Safe From Online Harassment

Representative Katherine Clark of Massachusetts has battled swatting and other forms of harassment, especially against women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.

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On 101st Commemoration Of Armenian Genocide, Wall Street Journal Runs Ad Denying It

Sunday, April 24 was the day of remembrance for Armenian genocide. The Wall Street Journal chose to mark this date by running a full-page ad on Wednesday, April 20, claiming that Turks and Armenians lost a similar number of lives in 1915.

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Artist Uses Work To Comment On American Islamophobia

Artist Siti Azzah Binti Syed Sultan is using art to address Islamophobia in America. The 20-year-old artist came to the United States in 2012 and recently decided to address the issue of Islamophobia in her artwork after witnessing the phenomenon. She stitched together pieces of hijabs mailed to ...

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Germany Wants To Double Refugee Deportations

According to a government coordinator for migrant issues in Germany, the country should increase the number of deportations of migrants whose asylum applications have been rejected. He specifically recommended doubling last year's deportation numbers.

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Chinese Court Rules Against Marriage Equality

Chinese courts addressed the issue of same-sex marriage for the first time in a court case in early April. The court ruled against a gay couple seeking to register for marriage.

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Iowa Responds To Influx Of Refugees With Job Training And Support Services

AmeriCorps and Iowa refugee groups partnered back in September to create RefugeeRISE, an organization dedicated to leverage resources to better train refugees and help build the workforce in Iowa.

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Facing Thousands Of Protesters After Panama Papers, Iceland’s Prime Minister Resigns

Iceland's prime minister recently resigned after thousands protested after the Panama papers revealed that some of the world's most wealthy had evaded taxes.

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