Zainab Akande
Zainab Akande

Born and raised in New York City, Zainab is a University of Delaware alum, currently working on obtaining her M.A. in journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York. http://zainabakande.com/

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Aug. 17, 2013

10 Cities That Could Become The "New" New York

With rising costs seeing no end in sight, hopeful city migrants may soon have to seek out another place to thrive and call home.

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Aug. 9, 2013

Rehteah Parsons Bullies Will Go to Trial, But It Wasn't Just the Courts That Failed Her

The road to justice is being led only after years of Rehtaeh Parsons' suicide. Here is how it happened and here is how another situation like this can be prevented.
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Aug. 2, 2013

Beware: With New Technology, Your TV Could Be Watching You

With the new Samsung Smart TV, hackers have arrived on home turf. So what can you do to protect yourself?
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July 31, 2013

Why 'Welcome To Night Vale' is America's Most Popular Podcast

How to write a LGBTQ romance featuring a POC character. Now that's what I call incredible.
July 26, 2013

13% Of Americans Still Do Not Approve Of Interracial Marriage

There's more going on here than just sheer racism.
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July 26, 2013

Dominique Strauss-Kahn To Be Tried For Pimping

Step aside Anthony Weiner and R.I.P. Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” debacle. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is the latest leader to joinin the political sex scandal parade.

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July 19, 2013

Schindler’s List is Being Sold On eBay At a Starting Bid Of $3,000,000

Here are five interesting facts about Schindler's lifesaving list.
July 19, 2013

Yet Another Male Texas Republican Wants to Limit Your Access to Abortion

Rep. Phil King wants to ban all abortions after six weeks, well before the fetus has reached viability. Has Texas gone mad?
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July 14, 2013

Black, 17, and Shot Dead in Florida: Why Isn't Jordan Davis Getting the Attention Travyon Martin Is?

It's disturbing how similar the two murders are. But one is a household name while the other remains in the dark.
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July 12, 2013

Pay It Forward Plan: Oregon's Student Debt Solution is Creative, But Is it Feasible?

Ultimately, tuition-free college still doesn't solve student debt. But it does help.
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July 7, 2013

How to Find An Apartment in New York City

Spoiler alert: it's really, really, really hard. But not impossible.

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July 5, 2013

Simi Valley Firework Explosion YouTube: Are Fireworks Worth the Trouble?

Even being reasonably safe can make you sorry come the 4th of July, but won't stop people from coming out to view the show.
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June 28, 2013

Who's a Bigger Traitor: Edward Snowden Or Clarence Thomas?

It's the recent Supreme Court choice on the Voting Rights Act vs. espionage. So who's the biggest traitor?
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June 28, 2013

Gay Pennsylvania Congressman Barred From Speaking Because Of "God's Law"

Whatever happened to the separation of church and state?
June 24, 2013

Paula Deen Fired: Is Bill Maher Right to Defend Paula Deen's Racism?

The host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher says we need to cut Paula Deen some slack for her racial slur. Here's why he's wrong.
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June 18, 2013

The World Has Exploded in Revolt — Here Are the 3 Biggest Protests Happening Today

To quote V for Vendetta: "People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people."

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June 15, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times Photographers Fired: The Arts Will Always Find a Way to Bounce Back

The arts and creativity are more resilient during times of economic and recession than you think.
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June 10, 2013

WWDC 2013 Rumors: 4 Things to Expect From Apple's Big Announcement

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is kicking off Monday in San Francisco and the world of tech is thrilled to see what's next for Apple.
June 10, 2013

Apple WWDC 2013: 4 Expectations For Apple Conference

It's that time of year again! The WWDC kicks off Monday in San Francisco and the world of tech is thrilled to see what's next for Apple.
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May 19, 2013

Eurovision 2013: 5 Songs You Must Hear

Eurovision, which is essentially the European "American Idol," gives us excellent music every year, and here are some of the greatest songs from the 2013 contest.