Harambe: a Fallen Comrade & Martyr

It was the day after Harambe’s 17th birthday when a three-year-old child climbed over a protective fence and tumbled into the moat surrounding the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. An inquisitive Harambe saw the child flailing around in the shallow water, as if he were injured. Harambe, being the good-natured western lowland gorilla that he is, […]

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Who Watches the Watchmen?

US Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel defied all odds by becoming the first African American woman to win an individual medal in swimming. Manuel tied for gold with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak in the women’s 100 meter freestyle, with both athletes setting an Olympic record time of 52.07 seconds.  After winning her first gold medal, Manuel spoke to reporters […]

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