Posting History for Denise Oliver Velez
|Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
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|Racist laws restrict over 4 million U.S. citizens from voting
Flags of U.S. colonial territories The right to vote in the United States does not include every U.S. citizen of voting age. I'm not talking ...
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|On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
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|Geert Wilders. An ill wind blowin' to Texas
Geert Wilders, heads the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands At the invitation of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most divisive bigots in ...
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|Now they just kill us one by one
Cartoon decrying the Hamburg massacre of July 1876 As people raise a hue and cry, for a media minute, about yet another police murder of an unarmed black man—this time Walter Scott ...
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|Human Rights activist Sabeen Mehmud assassinated in Pakistan
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan. Sabeen Mehmud was shot ...
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|90 for 90. Getting out the vote in Virginia
Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid, the first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly since Reconstruction While much of the media is focusing on presidential hopefuls for 2016, ...
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|Elmo and Surgeon General Murthy team up to talk about vaccinations
The Daily Dot has teamed up with the Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Elmo: Elmo and the surgeon general set the record straight on the vaccine debate There’s been a lot of Internet “...
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|Ordinary people who made a difference: The Dunnes Stores strikers
I am often asked by my students, "What power do ordinary people have to make change in the world?" In these times of hate and ethnic, religious, and racial tensions in this nation and around the ...
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|Sex trafficking isn't 'sex work'
As church-going citizens rise and don their Sunday best to celebrate Easter, women, girls, (and some men and boys) in brothels, flat-back houses, after-hours joints, and on street corners are ...
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|NRA targets Loretta Lynch
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|Bernadette Devlin McAliskey: an Irish heroine
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey Another Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New York City has come and gone and still the ...
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|White Supremacist suspect arrested for AZ shooting rampage
The news was breaking yesterday, and I watched as reports on the manhunt for the shooter trickled in. One person was dead, another in critical and others injured. The first descriptions that came in ...
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|Happy birthday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the ...
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|Republicans pick a bale of Cotton
Sen. Tom Cotton at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the future of Guantanamo. In other words, they are packaging yet ...
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|Step it up for gender equality! International Women's Day 2015
The official United Nations theme for International Women's Day 2015 is "Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!" :
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|To be young, gifted, black and dead.
BREAKING: Unarmed 19 year old #TonyRobinson just shot/killed by Madison, WI police officer http://t.co/P56fOMD5Gl pic.twitter.com/5qCcoSd5Sn — CandaceTX (@CandaceTX)
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|I owe my soul to the Ferguson court
Inside the Ferguson court. Black people pay fees and fines. White people collect them. After reading the Department of Justice (DOJ)
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|Whose history is women's history?
Hidatsa woman, Mrs. White Duck As we segue from Black ...
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| Black and female eye on the Oscars
Though I have been following the issue of diversity (and the lack of it) in media and film for many years...since my days in the the late 70's working towards pushing public broadcasting to deal ...
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|Kidnapping the free and renting out the enslaved
Slave tag used to identify enslaved workers in Charleston South Carolina. Most of us are familiar with photos of shackles and chains that symbolize the enslavement of Africans during ...
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|Thomas Jefferson, hypocrite. Robert 'Councillor' Carter, emancipator.
Robert Carter III of Nomini Hall, Virginia Every time I have to hear yet another paean to the Founding Fathers, or see George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as graven images on Mount Rushmore, I ...
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|"Love and Justice" at Moral March in Raleigh NC, on Valentine's Day
Thousands of activists and protestors gathered again this year for the HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh, North Carolina. As usual, it was virtually ignored by the national media, but was covered by ...
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|Orangeburg, SC, 1968: The massacre of students you may not have heard of
Murdered in Orangeburg, February 8, 1968: Delano Herman Middleton, 17, Samuel Ephesians Hammond Jr., 18, Henry Ezekial Smith, 19 Most ...
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|How much do you know about black history?
"Carter G. Woodson. Teacher, Historian, Publisher"
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|Perhaps 'no-go' Jindal would like to discuss ethnic enclaves in the U.S.
After embarrassing himself spouting Faux News propaganda about "no-go zones" (which even Fox disclaimed), Bobby Jindal, governor of ...
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|A call to action and a time to remember: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015
The day that we celebrate and remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is not just about him or his history. It is a call to action, to service, not just on January 19, but year round. Dr. King'
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|Mia Love will get no love from us
Mia Love speaking at the 2013 CPAC in Washington D.C. on March 16, 2013. It is clear that Tea Party Republican Ludmya Bourdeau "Mia" Love, newly elected to Congress from Utah's 4th District, won't ...
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|On not being "Charlie"
For the last few days I've been faced with a quandary. How to denounce murder, defend free-speech and a free press and how to "not be Charlie," (Je ne suis ...
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|Remembering the Rosewood Massacre
Remains of Sarah Carrier's house in Rosewood, Florida, claimed to have been taken January 4, 1923 but probably taken in the days ...
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|New Year's Eve Celebration in Rio for the Goddess of the Sea, Iemanjá
New Year's fireworks over Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro Around the world there will be firework celebrations for the New Year, and it is doubtful that any of them will top the numbers of people ...
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|Protests should not stop, until police stop killing us.
People demonstrating for a change in the way America polices itself—who are calling for justice and fairness in a system that is clearly unequal—are not responsible for the deaths of two NYC ...
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|What happened to Lennon Lacy? Was it a lynching?
National headlines have been focused on the response to the chokehold homicide of Eric Garner in NYC, continuing events taking place in Ferguson around the murder of Mike Brown, and demonstrations ...
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|Christmas in her soul: Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro, circa 1968. October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997 As the holiday season is upon us, and as we continue to contrast seasonal joy with the ongoing battles for justice taking place across ...
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|Ignoring torture here at home
It is incredibly important that news headlines, pundits, bloggers, and activists are once again discussing heinous tortures perpetrated by our government—excused and explained away by the ...
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|'She's Beautiful When She's Angry'
August 26, 1970 Women’s March for Equality, Fifth Avenue, NYC, on the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Photo: Diana Davies More than 20,000 people, mostly women, marched down Fifth ...
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|New York's foulest: Just who do they serve and protect?
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is referred to as "New York's Finest," and has a motto of Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect , emblazoned on the side of their shiny blue-and-white ...
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|Journey for Justice - rally in Jefferson City Missouri, 1PM today
Missourinet's Kyle Loethen joined marchers on Highway 50 near the halfway point on the Journey for Justice march to the Missouri State Capitol. The NAACP has organized a civil rights march from ...
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|Marshalling forces for justice
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, 1967, in the Oval Office At a time in this nation, when we are facing the deep disparities in our justice system, often spoken of as "Just-Us"—
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|Well they sure got their lies together
No Justice - no peace. RIP. Mike Brown. Another travesty. No surprise here.
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|Roofies, rape, and 'It's On Us'
In an intense conversation last week with a group of my students about issues surrounding rape and sexual assault, one of the young women in the group shared her experience with having been ...
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|The 'other' U.S. slave trade
While there are few U.S. citizens of any age who deny that this country was founded— allowing for and prospering by—the purchasing and enslavement of Africans via the Atlantic slave trade, ...
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|Ain't gonna let no Republicans turn me round!
Watching the Tuesday election results, and reading the ...
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|Why we must vote—and help others vote as well
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American ...
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|Nuns on the bus. Ride on!
Vice President Joe Biden with Nuns on the Bus in ...
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|New Pew Study - Left and right on news and views
Though I doubt that the results of this recent PEW media study will surprise any Daily Kos readers, it is being widely reported. Here's ABC's AP report: Survey Shows Media Differences Due to ...
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|A fiery prophet for social justice and for why we must vote: the Rev. William Barber
Rev. William Barber If we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now! —the Rev. Dr. William Barber II. Election Day 2014 is on Tuesday, November 4, a little over two weeks away. This ...
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|Sane approaches to health epidemics: Medical anthropologists address Ebola fearmongering
There's no reason we can't stop this...with staff, stuff and systems.—Paul Farmer ...
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|From juba to jitterbug to jookin: Black dance in America
Jitterbugs (V) by William H. Johnson Black Americans have made enormous contributions to what is known worldwide as "American culture"—in the arts, music, literature, sciences, cuisine, and style.
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|Anti-choice 'Chiaroscuro PAC' goes after progressive NY Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk
New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) 46th Senate ...
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|The Civil War never ended. The neo-Confederate tea party fights on
Questioning the Confederate flag at a Baton Rouge tea party gathering I learned about the Civil War in school, and at home. I knew I was ...
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|New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet responds to Rhimes furor.
This is a longish update to my earlier piece today , "The Grey Lady. What the Shonda Rhimes furor tells us about editorial diversity at the NY Times" We hear yet again from The New York Times ...
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|The Grey Lady. What the Shonda Rhimes furor tells us about editorial diversity at the NY Times
Shonda Rhimes - screenwriter, director, and producer. Growing up in a jazzy bohemian household I heard the the hipster slang term " grey " used to reference "white people". Well, the ...
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|Terror on Embassy Row: The assassination of Orlando Letelier
Orlando Letelier, (April 13, 1932 – September 21, 1976) When most people in the United States speak of international terrorism that has taken place on our soil, the immediate response is to talk ...
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|Neo-Nazi, racist KY write-in senate candidate who spews "With Jews, We Lose"!
From Hate-Watch : Robert Ransdell, former regional coordinator for the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA) in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a current coordinator for the similarly-minded National Alliance ...
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|Oklahoma cop accused of raping black women goes back to court tomorrow
Photo of Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw from Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Bond has been lowered for an Oklahoma ...
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|Moral March to the Polls—today—in Wilmington NC
The Moral Monday movement continues its massive efforts to register voters across North Carolina, and throughout the south. Today, the focus is on Wilmington, North Carolina and if you can't be ...
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|They are trying to stop the student vote. We won't let them!
Student at SUNY New Paltz reading a voter registration form distributed by NYPIRG. "They," of course, refers to Republicans. "We" refers to every person who believes the ...
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|Racists swarm to attack #Ferguson Kids video
Yesterday smoothnmellow posted a diary, " Out of the Mouths of (Ferguson) Babes... ", which made the rec list. It featured a video produced by FCKH8 , of young people from Ferguson MO, talking about ...
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|Fighting racism … one keystroke at a time
How many times have you clicked on a news article or a blog piece, or watched a YouTube, only to find that the comments section attached to it is a slime pit of some of the most vile racist ...
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|Baton Rouge cop texts about "Pulling a Ferguson"
Well he has resigned. Here was the story: Published on Sep 5, ...
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|The View from a Brooklyn Boricua - Rosie Perez
Many of you may not watch The View. But lots of women do, and for the first time ever, The View will have a Latina, ...
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|White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens?
When I saw this video posted here recently, I had to go back and look at it again. I saw a white man with a gun. I heard a policeman saying, "Place the weapon down on the ground, please. ... ...
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|Bring 'Ragin' Cajun' Lt. General Honoré to Ferguson
Lieutenant General Russel Honoré (retired) Like most of us, you've probably been watching events unfold in Ferguson, ...
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|Moral Mondays - Rev. Barber talks about Ferguson (updated w. transcript)
(clip from Pre-Moral Week of Action LiveStream Broadcast )
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|CNN reports "Broken Eye Socket" didn't happen
Can't find any CNN text but here's a report on the video content from Medialite : Earlier this week, Fox News reported that Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-...
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|Support these steps to stop police abuse. All our rights are under attack
A broad coalition of groups who are engaged in defending our rights has come together in response to the events in Ferguson, and beyond: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, A. ...
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|'Show Me' Missouri racism
Demonstrators raise their hands in the air, ...
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|Something is rotten in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Michael Peroutka, winner of the Republican primary for a county council seat in Anne Arundel County, ...
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|Furor and fuss about Black Jesus
Premiering on August 7 (11 PM ET/10 PM CT) on the Adult Swim Network, The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus has been reaping controversy since word about it hit the streets. ...
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|Ethnic Studies is not racist. But guess who is?
This guy. John Huppenthal. An elected Republican official, currently running for re-election in Arizona. What's worse than his just being a garden-variety bigot is that he is the Arizona ...
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|What not to say to black people when you are Rand Paul
In his ...
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|Detroit owns a piece of my soul
As I prepare to leave Detroit, Michigan, today and head back to New York after attending the Netroots Nation 2014 gathering of bloggers, I'm ...
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|Votes, paid for in blood
Nothing is more fundamental in our democracy than our right to vote. We are witnesses today to attacks on that hard-won right—by Republicans across the nation—and nowhere is it more apparent ...
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|Pre-registering young people to vote: A key strategy for 2014 and 2016
The recent escalation of the war on women's rights to contraception in the Hobby Lobby decision by the male members ...
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|Celebrating Pops' birthday on the Fourth of July
Statue of Louis Armstrong at Algiers Point in New Orleans, Louisiana. We kicked this off last year, ...
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|Sugar, slavery and subtlety
"A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby" sugar sculpture by Kara Walker at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, New York (detail from larger photo)
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|Murdoch's minions: Jason and Naomi Schaefer-Riley
Jason Riley With Rupert Murdoch at the helm of the Wall Street Journal , the paper has become little more than a Fox News rag of right-wing spews or a New York Post in staid typeface. Par for the ...
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|The road to Juneteenth
We are approaching the celebration this week of the day that the last of the legally enslaved people in the U.S. received word of their freedom in Galveston, Texas, on June ...
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|Latinos/Hispanics checking the 'white' box on the census won't make them Republicans
In the last few weeks I've seen a flurry of articles in the major news media proclaiming loudly that more Latinos/Hispanics in the U.S. opted to check "white Hispanic" in the 2010 census survey. ...
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|First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at Maya Angelou's memorial service
Full transcript here . Here are some excerpts from coverage by The Guardian: Obama: Maya Angelou's words 'carried a ...
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|She passed us her wisdom and courage: Yuri Kochiyama, RIP
Now she has passed on. Rest in Peace. Yuri Kochiyama. May 19, 1921 to June 1, 2014. She was a daughter, mother, grandmother, friend, mentor, activist and powerful example to so many people ...
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|Rev. William Barber, Moral Mondays leader will be keynote speaker at Netroots Nation
Was elated to find this in my email: Rev. Barber to Open Netroots Nation We’re excited to welcome Rev. William Barber, the fiery preacher behind North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement, to ...
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|Blacklisting the rainbow
Judy Garland singing "Over the Rainbow" in the film The Wizard o f Oz . Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg There are very few people who haven't heard "
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|The Memorial Day history forgot: The Martyrs of the Race Course
Union Soldiers cemetery, "Martyrs of the Race course," Charleston, S.C A pencil drawing and a grainy ...
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|Secrets, AIDS, family, God, inequality and love
Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarando's uncle Miguel in the hospital with his mother So many stories have not yet been told about secrets that tear couples and families apart. Death doesn't stop the secrets, ...
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|Separate inequality: Homer Plessy and discrimination by law
The front of Plessy v. Ferguson ...
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|North Carolina: "new rules" to stop Moral Mondays protests
ThinkProgress reports ‘Moral Mondays’
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|What if the 200+ kidnapped girls were white?
What if they looked like these teenaged cheerleaders? Instead they look like this.
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|Donald and Shelly Sterling and the racism of housing discrimination
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling ...
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|#Bring Back Our Girls. U.S. Senate Resolution introduced
Just saw this press release from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA): Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria As Many As 234 Female Students from ...
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|William Buckley’s minions campaign to ax the Civil Rights Act
William F. Buckley Jr., founder of National Review, in 1955. I'm sure the ghost of William F. Buckley is smirking in elitist approval of the positions espoused by his intellectual heirs over at ...
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|Repeat after me: President. Obama. Is. Black.
Jacob Philadelphia ...
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|National Review pushes Betsey McCaughey "Obamacare death tax" conspiracy theory
As an update to Hunter's " Betsy McCaughey back with exciting new Obamacare theories ", from last year, I happened to see "Why the Fine Print of Obamacare Could Cost You in Life & Death" when ...
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|A Moral Movement for the Nation: Rev. Barber at Riverside Church Palm Sunday
Rev. Dr. William Barber II. one of the major forces of the Moral Monday Movement spreading across the south, came to New York City last Sunday to deliver a message . Sermon: "A Moral ...
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|Seeking justice: From Scottsboro to Central Park
Central Park 5 defendants in the courtroom, 1989 Recently elected mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio promised as part of his campaign that he would settle ...
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|LBJ Library Civil Rights Summit: April 8-10
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while Martin Luther King and others look on. “ We ...
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|Does your state get an 'F' for how it teaches the civil rights movement?
Civil rights march on Washington for jobs and justice, 1963 Do you want to fight racism, bigotry and injustice? Would you like to see our country continue to make progress and move forward in the ...
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|The 'strange fruit' was often female
Mary Burnett Talbert, National Director of the Anti-Lynching Crusaders This photo is of Mary Burnett ...
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