From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’


  An Iraqi refugee remembers the day when 12 of his relatives, including a six-month-old, died in the Battle for Mosul. Mohamed fled Mosul after a US attack, apparently targeting an ISIL sniper, killed 12 relatives including his mother, father and six siblings [Jawahir Hassan Al-Naimi/Al Jazeera] By: Richard Hardigan/Al Jazerra  Lesbos, Greece – At 5am … More From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’

Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?


Sub-Saharans in Tangier pray to be ‘lucky ones’ who reach Spain The popular Morocco-Spain route comes with danger, as authorities carry out raids and the navy fires on migrant boats. Migrants and refugees often ask Father Martinez of the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral for assistance and prayers [Joe Wallen/Al Jazeera] By: Joe Wallen/Al … More Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?

Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers a Bandaid to slow the bleeding


Sacramento is the fastest growing big city in the State of California.  The capital city has seen a 9.4 increase in rent, three times higher than the national average and double the states average. With rents averaging $1700, the Capital city has become an attractive and lower cost alternative to renters in the San Francisco … More Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers a Bandaid to slow the bleeding

Hard Times and Selective Palate’s in Downtown Oakland


Hard times can happen in a second to anyone. In 2008, millions of Americans who believed they where on a solid ground financially found themselves out of work. Millions lost their homes and cars. As a result, I’m one of those people who do not take life for granted. I’m always worried about money and … More Hard Times and Selective Palate’s in Downtown Oakland