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The Invasion of Ukraine from a Black Perspective: Lecture with Journalist Terrell Jermaine Starr

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On March 11, Terrell Jermaine Starr, an independent journalist based in Kyiv, gave a lecture to Miami University students titled, “Covering the War in Ukraine as a Black Correspondent.” By Kade Tibberts March 12, 2024. Terrell Jermaine Starr is the … Continue reading

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Film “Songs of Solomon” Offers Moving Reflection on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

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By Trent Shockey Directed by Arman Nshanian, “Songs of Solomon” is a poignant narrative that delves into the depths of historical trauma, particularly amidst the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century. As the world commemorated the … Continue reading

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An Irishman in the Tsar’s Army

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By Charlie Fair Portrait by Johann Jacob Haid             The 17th and 18th centuries were a very unfortunate time to be Irish. A brutal civil war between royalist and parliamentarian forces fought across England, Scotland, and Ireland had weakened the … Continue reading

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All Along the Silk Road

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By Natasha Netzorg Central Asia has a rich history; located at the convergence of different peoples, it bears heavy influences from surrounding regions, a fact that is especially true for Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan, unlike Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan, was comprised of settled … Continue reading

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Small Town, Big Dreams

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By Natasha Netzorg Kyrgyzstan is a small but mountainous country, which makes traveling across the country difficult, and all the more impressive that nomads once regularly made this journey. Today, that means to travel from Bishkek to the small town … Continue reading

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Discovering Kyrgyzstan

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By Natasha Netzorg During the long moments where the melatonin can’t overcome the uncomfortable seats and the crying babies, the mind wanders to the possibilities, opportunities, and challenges that are to come. Ten hours on a plane is a long … Continue reading

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