Africa is Becoming a Hotbed for Rampant Financial Crime

Africa has some of the poorest nations in the world, and with billions of dollars per year lost through financial crime, the poor are only getting poorer. Rising financial crime in Africa has become a key element in hampered economic growth for the continent. According to a recent report by the Institute for Security Studies […]

PCOS and My Battle with the Androgens

Across all of my studies in neuroscience and the health sciences, only now have I really learned the specifics about the female reproductive system and the processes of fertilization and ovulation in detail. I know, it seems a little odd to be a grown woman of 23 years and have only really learned about these […]

Newly-Sponsored California Bill to Require Women on Company Boards

A new bill proposing to have at least one woman on the board of a publicly-traded company headquartered in California has now been sponsored. SB-826 By law, women may soon become a part of every company board in California. The SB 826 bill sets to advance gender representation in corporate governance as well as promote workplace […]

Office of Refugee Resettlement Quietly Removes Entire Staff Directory Webpage

(Sunlight Foundation) The Office of Refugee Resettlement removed its staff directory from its website, likely between October and December of last year. The change came just before the political firestorm over the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the border and accusations that the office has failed to communicate transparently with the public during the controversy. The […]

Activists Protest Inhumane Conditions at Whole Foods/Amazon Farm Supplier

Activists from the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) marched and protested at Petaluma Farms in Sonoma County, California for the second time in recent months after receiving “horrifying footage of birds rotting to death inside.” Petaluma Farms markets itself as a cage-free farm and supplies both Amazon and Whole Foods under various brand names […]

Pesticide Used in Monsanto’s Roundup and Linked to Cancer Found in Breakfast Cereals

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released a report that found glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, in all but two of the 45 conventional breakfast cereals, snack bars, and granola brands it tested. The EWG’s report comes just days after a historic verdict in a California court awarded $289 million to a […]

‘Steven Universe’ Creator Reflects on Historic Same Sex Wedding

Popular animated kids’ TV show “Steven Universe” made history when it depicted a same-sex wedding last month. Show creator, Rebecca Sugar, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly (EW) to reflect on the significance and challenge of addressing the issue on a show geared for children. The marriage was between characters Ruby and Sapphire, two members of […]