New Music: Danny K – “A Country Called Home”

Danny Krikorian is an Armenian-Syrian immigrant who came to the US at the age of 7. He is now 28. A DACA recipient, he is threatened by the new presidency’s announcement of DACA’s repeal. Upon this revelation, Danny K prepared and has released a short & sweet lyrical ballad – a traditional Hip-Hop record, lacingContinue reading “New Music: Danny K – “A Country Called Home””

Flirting with Fascism

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that white nationalism has triumphed in America. Brexit, the decision for England to leave the UK, laid the trajectory of the Western world earlier this year. The world is undergoing vast changes in response to economic decline and a rise in global terrorism, particularly from the Middle East. It has beenContinue reading “Flirting with Fascism”

Uncovering My Personal Legend: A Journey for Self-Actualization Amidst Chimerical Wish Fantasies

There are so many opportunities I, and many like me, were denied due to institutional obstacles for immigrants, even one like me, who has lived in the US since he was 6. That was in 1996. It’s now 2016, and I’m 28. I still have no status anywhere except Syria, my home country, which forContinue reading “Uncovering My Personal Legend: A Journey for Self-Actualization Amidst Chimerical Wish Fantasies”

Who Is Tim Kaine? A Brief History

Tim Kaine has been officially declared as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate. As news tabloids emblazon images of the newly chosen “veep” on television and computer screens, many ordinary Americans are left wondering – who is this guy? It is a fair question, since for most Americans, Tim Kaine is a stranger and aContinue reading “Who Is Tim Kaine? A Brief History”

[New Music] “Sufi in the West” the complete album!

KRIKOS aka Danny Krikorian offers his latest album #SufiintheWest brought to you by @ColoursoftheCulture. Visit DannyKrikorian.com for updates! Credits: KRIKOS executive producer Nirmine Hammam cover art Colours of the Culture curator KRIKOSSufi in the WestCol

The Rebalancing of Powers: From ‘Brexit’ to Babel?

There is a disconnect between national policy and international relations. The decision to leave the EU by the UK, or “Brexit”, is a symbol of that disconnect. But in order to understand the origins of this decision, it is important to highlight the UK’s tradition of reluctance and hesitation towards the EU since its inception.Continue reading “The Rebalancing of Powers: From ‘Brexit’ to Babel?”

When Minorities Rule

Anger has no ideology. It constantly flip flops between extreme strands of leftist or rightist political orientations. That’s why often times you will find individuals who are on the fringes of society attacking all those who participate in mainstream politics, no matter their ideology. Take Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. They promise hand-outs, whether itsContinue reading “When Minorities Rule”

Who Partakes in Political Violence?

Terrorism is a tactic adopted by particular groups for a political objective. The individuals that partake in this violence often exhibit common characteristics. One of these characteristics is impoverishment (Lee 2011). In parts of the world where state capacity to serve the public is low, terrorist group participation is more likely. In other words, theseContinue reading “Who Partakes in Political Violence?”

The World to Come

A young immigrant child in Orlando, I came to the Far West from the Persian Gulf,, To the Gulf from the Levant, and to the Levant from the highlands of Armenia. Now, here I am, In the strong hold of modern imperium, America, Seeking my own freedom, from the dual extremes of ignorance, and theContinue reading “The World to Come”

We Major! Minorities in America in 2016 & Beyond

  White Supremacy is real. At one time in America’s history, it was a norm. Today, it is more veiled – nonetheless in today’s political arena, we are witnessing the ugliness of America’s culture of bigotry creep in. The Republican party has been reduced to a conservative, racist party of white men & their brainwashedContinue reading “We Major! Minorities in America in 2016 & Beyond”

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