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|Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
|The Capturing of the Coyote
When the life of a coyote is deemed to be of more importance than the life of a black man. There have been many sightings of coyotes in Manhattan, New York. According to CBS , one female coyote ...
|DailyKos fighting to #LetOurPoorPeopleLive, Week 33
This week, we thought we'd use this forum to turn the spotlight on Daily Kos's campaign for the Medicaid Expansion Program: Medicaid expansion is a matter of life and death. We are all aware of ...
|As the Governors Squirm ... #LetOurPoorPeopleLive, #STDDs, Week 31
The Support the Dream Defenders group saw the cruelty of Red State governors and legislatures refusing to expand Medicaid. Thousands of people are needlessly in pain, filing for bankruptcy, and ...
|Good Cop, Bad Cop, Good Law (STDDs, Week 30)
"He may be a very nice man. But I haven't got the time to figure that out. All I know is, he's got a uniform and a gun and I have to relate to him that way. That's the only way to relate to ...
|Breaking news! Ted Cruz signs up for Obamacare! Hahahaha!
One day after announcing his plan to run for president and “repeal every word of Obamacare,” Ted Cruz confirmed that he plans on using Obamacare’s new state-level marketplace to enroll in ...
|F**k You, George Zimmerman! Murderer Blames Obama
You filthy murderer! How dare you?! http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin-obama Zimmerman goes on to express that he feels victimized by President Barack Obama. "...
|How to Argue for Medicaid Expansion: Morality and Economics. #LetOurPoorPeopleLive (STDDs, Week 29)
Note: This is a community diary with contributions from many members of the Support the Dream Defenders group. When using their Capital Punishment systems, Red State governors at a minimum ...
|Obamacare Saving Lives! Eat your hearts out, Republicans!
Sixteen million, four hundred thousand previously uninsured Americans now have access to quality healthcare thanks to Obamacare. Since several of the Affordable Care Act’s March coverage ...
|We Mailed All Our FOIA Requests! #LetOurPoorPeopleLive #STDDs, Week 28
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has made a difference in the ...
|Why would Eric Holder accept Darren Wilson's lies? (STDDs, Week 27)
I have read the Department of Justice report on their non-indictment of Darren Wilson, and, quite frankly, I am very disappointed. The report reads as if Bob McCulloch, the St. Louis county ...
|Remembering Trayvon Martin (Support the Dream Defenders, Week 26)
Three years ago, February 26, 2012, to be exact, a 17-year-old young man left his home to go pick up snacks for himself and his younger brother. On his way back to his loved ones, he took a ...
|Ok, let's settle this: What Color is this Damn Dress?
In private discussions, Gawker staff have been unable to agree on the color of the goddamn dress or develop a workable theory as to why it appears different colors to different people. With that in ...
|Will it never end? Another day, another slur
Zendaya Coleman, a beautiful 18 year-old-entertainer, wore dreadlocks to the Oscar Awards Show. She was just glowingly, adorably beautiful. What was the response from the fashion police over at ...
|YOLO, Man. Eat your heart out Fox. LOL!
Fox and right-wing nut jobs are apoplectic! President Obama made a video with BuzzFeed on Thursday to promote healthcare.gov. In it, he vamps in front of a mirror, draws a picture of his "crush" (...
|R.I.P., Bob Simon. 60 Minutes Correspondent Dies in Car Crash
Bob Simon, a correspondent for "60 Minutes," was killed when the livery cab he was a passenger in crashed on the West Side Highway on Wednesday night, a police source said. The 73-year-old ...
|Celebrating the Life of Robert Nesta Marley with a Punky Reggae Party! All are Invited
Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945; today would have been his 70th birthday. Millions of words have been written about Bob Marley, and no doubt millions more will be written; is ...
|Let Our Poor People Live - We Could Use Your Help on This Important Project (STDDs, Week 23)
The [Support the Dream Defenders http://www.dailykos.com/user/Support%20The%20Dream%20Defenders] Daily Kos Group has recently initiated an important project to assist those around the country who ...
|Happy Birthday to the Crown Prince of Reggae, Mr. Dennis Brown
Dennis Emmanuel Brown, born February 1, 1957, would have been 58 years old today. Sadly, he exited this earthly stage July 1, 1999, after suffering a cardiac arrest. It was known that he had a ...
|Revisiting the Dream Defenders and Their Mission (STDDs, Week 22)
For the past five months, we have been busy with our Michael Brown Over-Policed Rights Act of 2015 (MBOPRA) and our Medicaid Expansion FOIA requests campaign . We still have a lot to do on both ...
|Welcome back, Venus!
Venus Williams will be playing in the quarterfinals of a major tournament for the first time in five years! The champion showed glimpses of her former phenomenal self, with serves of over 109 mph ...
|"How Many People Must Die Too Soon?" Fight the Powers with FOIA Requests! (STDDs, Week 21)
I have wonderful news! The voters of Pennsylvania and Alaska have saved the lives of over a 1000 people this year!* "How did they do that?" you may ask. In the last election cycle, voters used the ...
|This is how you do it...
I am in love. Haha! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-...
|Triumph Amid Heartache: Support the Dream Defenders' Year in Review!
According to the website Killed by Police, law enforcement officers have sent over a thousand people to early graves so far this year. The overwhelming majority of those killed were young black men. ...
|The Frankenstein We Have Created (Police rep speaks to MSNBC)
The president of Cleveland’s police union, Jeffrey Follmer, was on Chris Hayes's show on MSNBC last night and what he had to say, coupled with how he said it, was frightening. With the bravado of ...
|Charles Barkley is an idiot and Van Jones sets him straight
I saw Charles Barkley unintelligible, garbled nonsense of an analysis about the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and was embarrassed for him. The truth is, the loudmouth should never have ...
|And yet another UNARMED black man SHOT DEAD by police
This time in Phoenix, Arizona. Thirty-year-old Rumain Brisbon on his way to drop off lunch for his daughters, accosted and killed by 30-year-old unnamed white police officer. It's "open season ...
|Murderers need to get better scriptwriters
Seriously. Hint, murderers, nobody talks like that! No, please listen to me, Hollywood will not even take that script. Zimmerman: "He was on top of my…I shot him, and I didn't think I hit him ...
|Waiting for the Missouri Grand Jury ... Governor Nixon, We Have a FOIA Request for YOU! (Week 13)
... but we need a Missouri resident to file the request. We also need residents in 16 other states to step up. Residents in 3 states have already stepped up! (See chart below.) We have come to ...
|We Are Family...We Take Care of Our Own
What if you were told of a family member who is suffering from debilitating health and financial issues, and you had the ability help, would you? Of course you would, because here on the GOS more ...
|Whinin' and Groanin'? Enough! Use the Law to Fight Back. MBOPRA (Week 12)
As you may know, our primary goal in starting this series was to find a way to fight back against police brutality; to crowdsource a law that would police the police. We did that. And some funny, ...
|How Do We Go Forward? Why Should We? Police Thugs: Serve Them Justice. (Week 11)
After the shellacking we took this week, some people are ready to give up. "Not another mountain to climb," weary warriors groan. One reason we cannot stop fighting now is demonstrated in *Vest or ...
|People...Humans - Perfectly Imperfect
H/t to John Legend. No deep thoughts really, but Kos did say we can write whatever, whenever. :) Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, ...
|RIP, John Holt. Another legend exits the stage
I bet you know the group Blondie and their smash hit, The Tide is High ; but do you know who wrote and first recorded that song? Aha. John Holt was the lead singer for the trail-blazing group, The ...
|Not Talk, Walk. To Stop Bad Police, Fix the Law, Police the D**n Police: Good News! (Week 8)
70 days ago, a young unarmed American boy was gunned down on a hot August street in Ferguson, Missouri. People saw, people heard, and witnesses spoke up; but the killer is still free. --------------
|Law! Cameras! Action! We promote the Michael Brown Over-Policed Rights Act of 2015 (Week 7)
Since last Friday, thug-police have filled our pages with brutality and over-policing: A NYPD officer punched a teenager for smoking as he walked home . Another officer smashed a car's passenger ...
|Michael Brown Over-Policed Rights Act of 2015 (State)
THE MICHAEL BROWN OVER-POLICED RIGHTS ACT OF 2015 A B ILL To provide for reporting from Law Enforcement Agencies and to provide a private cause of action against Law ...
|Michael Brown Over-Policed Rights Act of 2015 (Federal)
A B ILL To provide for additional reporting from Law Enforcement Agencies and to provide a private cause of action against Law Enforcement Agencies that discriminate. ...
|*Take Action!* The Michael Brown Over-Policed Rights Act (Draft 6)
We on this site have ranted, raved, and expressed our outrage as one incident after another of police brutality has come to light. We have sent diary after diary detailing police brutality to the ...
|A Mother's Pain: Michael Brown's Mom Speaks to Steve Harvey
Offered without commentary.
|"You didn't need to shoot me, sir!" ... How to Police the Police (Draft 5)
Levar Jones: "What did I do?" ... "What did I do, sir?" ... "Why did you – why did you shoot me?" ... "I’m sorry." ... "Why did you pull me over? I was just pulled into the gas station." ... "
|If ALEC can make laws, so can Daily Kos! For These We TAKE ACTION (Draft 4)
The Reverend Dr. William Barber challenged us to use our anger to change the world. We are angry, and therefore we are working to change the racist culture of policing in this country. Since ...
|Another Case of the Black Boogeyman? Or, the Boogeyman Strikes Again!
An 18 year old student is missing and the police is looking for a black man in connection with her disappearance. The police is quite anxious to speak to this black man because a witness said he ...
|If ALEC can make laws, so can Daily Kos! The Michael Brown Over-Policed Rights Act of 2015 (Draft 3)
Please help hone our new statute into a keen razor to scrape away scoundrels and malevolent policies and practices from our police departments. Our families need this law. Our grandchildren need ...
|Congrats, Andrea Mitchell! (and MSNBC!)
You actually got an exclusive with the president of somethin' Senator John McCain! My, that must have been quite a task, eh Andrea? Great job, Rachel and company! You allowed the senator to lie ...
|Can you Spare Some Love for Serena?
Tonight the crowd at the US Open showed that they could be passionate, that they could give standing ovations, that they could carry a player when he was in danger of losing. They showered love on ...
|Let's Do Some Legislatin': The Michael Brown Over-Policed Rights Act of 2015 (Draft 2)
Why do we need a law to police the police, you may ask. Consider this: As reported by USA Today, police are involved in 400 killings per year. Is this what we want? ("
|Rev. Barber: "I Want you to be Angry"
Rev William Barber responding to the detention arrest of a black LGBT, Moral Monday advocate, gave this advice: “Police are hired by police chiefs, who are hired by people that are elected,” he ...
|Cops to Black Men: "You fit the Description..."
This is not a new phenomenon; this has been the practice since the good ol' days of slavery. If there's a suspect to be found and a black man is around, you can bet your last dollar that he'll be ...
|Help Wanted (Por Favor Ayúdenos) Let's Make a Law: Michael Brown Federal Policed Rights Act of 2015
INTRODUCTION Events in Ferguson and elsewhere require us to protect our citizens from out-of-control police departments. That's where you come in. Please help us craft a new law to send to ...
|Justice for Michael Brown: The Funeral (live blog)
MSNBC live streaming here. Service is being conducted by Charles Ewing who is the dead teen's grand uncle. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy. The White House has sent three aides. ...
|Liveblog: Ferguson News conference - Killer identified
Police chief framing the murder as a response to a robbery. Despicable. Darren Wilson. 6-year veteran While we were laboring under the impression that the presser would be called to name the ...
|You have a black son? He must see this
Because he needs all the help he can find as "he gets ready for a war he cannot prepare for." Offered without further commentary because Javon needs no help. I'll be honest. I'm not happy with ...
|Attention Racists! Lemme help you with your signs
See this: That is known as a peace sign. It is universally accepted as such. Whether it is used by white celebrities Or white ...
|Justice for Eric Garner: Broadway Organizes Flash Mob for Justice
Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians from some of the most prominent productions gathered in front of the police station in Times Square on ...
|Who will cry for Gaza's children?
UNRWA’S SPOKESPERSON BROKE down in tears while carrying out a TV interview on the continuing crisis in Gaza. Chris Guinness of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the near ...
|Mr. Garner will be buried today...thanks to the NYPD
"Who is Mr. Garner?" you may ask. "And why should I care?" Well, let me tell you: Mr. Garner was ordinary Joe; a man trying to pick at the crumbs on the outskirts of that huge sumptuous American pie.
|What Racism Looks and Feels Like...Straight Outta Compton
The long-awaited film about the hip hop group, N.W.A. is ready to be made. Universal Pictures, in association with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, will produce the biopic Straight Outta Compton . The casting ...
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|Our Girls are Still Missing - Bring Them Home
Bring home our girls.
|A Gift for Cat Lovers :)
Isn't this just so cute?
|Outrage! ASU Female Professor Manhandled & Arrested for WWB
I ask you, what should we do when we see instances of blatant racism and just plain old injustice such as we see in this case? Some folks claim that they are tired of the outrage; that some of us ...
|Elections Have Consequences: (Some) Justice for the Central Park Five
Candidate Bill de Blasio promised that if elected he would guarantee a "swift settlement" with the five men who were wrongly, shamefully convicted of raping and assaulting the Central Park Jogger. ...
|There's Beauty in the World: Kevin Durant's MVP Speech
Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder star, won the N.B.A.'s top individual honor Tuesday, grabbing 119 first-place votes. Miami’s LeBron James, who had won the last two M.V.P. awards and four of the ...
|President on a Roll at White House Correspondent Dinner! Live Blog...
A number of pointed zingers at Fox. Laugh out loud at "the two potted plants" joke. Hilarious! WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents' Association℠ is pleased to announce that Joel McHale, ...
|Why are they not worthy of the breaking news banner?
Now I wanna tell you a story. I'm gonna ask ya'all to close your eyes while I tell you this story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/...
|No My Friend, Edward Snowden is NOT Harriet Tubman!
Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, ...
|Eight Ways to Tell When You Cannot Credibly Describe Yourself as Leftwing
1. You are not in the forefront of the war against the encroachment on voting rights. 2. You think the Pauls (Rand and Ron) are credible spokesmen for human rights. 3. You make excuse for ...
|Congrats UCONN!! We Are the Champions!
UCONN! Huskies!! UCONN! Huskies!! UCONN! Huskies!! UCONN! Huskies!! Fourth win in fifteen years! Congrats to Coach Kevin Ollie!
|Eleven Year Old: "...I don't want to be shot today"
"I was thinking that I don't want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said," Omari said. I don't know about you, but those words coming out of the mouth of an 11 yr old child just ...
|"Staunch" Republican: ObamaCare Works!
This is precisely what Ted Cruz feared; this is what he warned about: Once people knew what it meant to have health insurance, and what ObamaCare can do for them, they will not allow the GOP to take ...
|Obamacare in 90 seconds
http://healthlawbenefits.org/ HealthLawBenefits.org is a joint campaign of SEIU, the Nurse Alliance of SEIU and 1199SEIU. http://www.dailykos.com/blog/ObamaCare%20Saves%...
|That Black Devil!
I won't be seeing Son of God the movie. The film spans from Jesus' humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3210686/ This film is ...
|Meet the "Gentleman Rude Bwoy" of Reggae: David Rodigan at the Control!
Roddy is definitely “smaddy” in the dancehall. He is also white, middle-class and British. Short and balding, he is the most unlikely-looking selector. But don’t be taken in by his looks or ...
|Justice for Jordan: Verdict is in. Live Blog
Live blog. Seems to be edging toward a mistrial. Jurors say that they have reached verdict on 4 of 5 counts. Sent back to continue deliberations. The fact that they are deadlocked on the most ...
|Show some love to the Dream Defenders
I got a love letter from the Dream Defenders this morning and I'm sure they won't mind me sharing it with you...in it's entirety. Matter-of-fact, they did recommend that I do just that. Here goes!
|Justice for Jordan: This is what murderers do! They Lie!
So he dresses like the upstanding citizen he wants the jury to believe he is; speaks in well modulated tones, smiles engagingly, and lies through his teeth. This murderer who pumped nine shots in a ...
|RIP Bunny Rugs - The Reggae Ambassador Leaves the Stage
Bunny Rugs (Feb 6, 1948 - Feb 2, 2014) William Clarke, popularly known as "Bunny Rugs," abandoned the earthly body which had betrayed him and quietly left for the Great Beyond on February 2. Today ...
|Yes Richard, John McCain has said worse than that!
John McCain - the mature, calming influence that he is - just had to wade into the nontroversy about Richard Sherman's post game interview. You remember that interview, don't you? The one which ...
|Richard Sherman - An Amazing Athlete and Even Greater Human Being!
The way some people have been carrying on you'd think that Richard Sherman was Oscar Pistorious or something. The frigging media! O how I despise talking heads! This week we should have been ...
|George Zimmerman and his obscene painting
He is back. Fresh from terrorizing his "pregnant" girlfriend, George Zimmerman has an auction on eBay with current bidding just below $100,000.00. Yes, you read that right. At the time of typing ...
|(Confirmed) RIP, Paul Walker (Fast and Furious)
The 40 yr old actor reportedly died in a fiery car crash sometime this afternoon. Fast and Furious movie star Paul Walker has reportedly died in a car accident Saturday afternoon in Southern ...
|Where can black people go for help? What should they do?!
19 yr old Renisha McBride left home on Friday afternoon. Sometime on Saturday morning she had an accident, found out that her cell phone battery had died, decided to get out of her car and go seek ...
|Dream Defenders shine the spotlight on "Prisoners of Profit"
Incarcerating young people is proving to be hugely profitable for some. Business expansions are planned, architectural blueprints for mansions are prepared, astronomical profits are projected and ...
|Dream Defenders News: The Fight For A Green Economy
Dream Defenders support The Energy Action Coalition. Dream Defenders are beyond excited to head to #Powershift2013 this weekend. Disparities in the quality and care of our environment drastically ...
|Happy Birthday, Peter Tosh!
Born Winston Hubert McIntosh on October 19, 1944, he would have celebrated his 69th birthday today. It is possible that in a little while Tosh and his contribution to reggae will be but a ...
|Congratulations to Senator-elect Cory Booker!
With 58% of the votes in, Cory Booker leads his teabagger opponent with 56% to 43%. The Associated Press and some other media houses have called the race for Booker. http://www.washingtonpost.com/...
|Today's Feel Good Story: A Grandfather's Love
I think grandparents are very special people. I never miss a chance to talk about my own beautiful, kind, sweet grandmother to whom I owe everything that is good in me. But this is not about me. ...
|"Obama doesn't behave like an American President."
According to Gingrich. For those of you still harboring doubt as to the real motivation of the Republicans in shutting down the government this time, here once again is Gingrich to spell it out for ...
|Michelle Obama, A Woman of Substance - Part 1
In an article titled Let's Focus on Michelle Obama's Accomplishments, Not Just Her Style , a diarist on HuffPo said this: If ...
|9/23/2013: Dream Defenders News
The Dream Defenders plan to revisit Tallahassee today, Monday, September 23. Tallahassee: After our Mass Training in the Capitol on Monday at noon, we'll be having a Legislative Power Hour at ...
|Meet the Dream Defenders: 5 Key Members - What Have the DDs Achieved?
To many of us, it seemed that the Dream Defenders burst on the scene after the acquittal of the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. However, these young people deserve a lot more credit than that.
|The Butler, The Dream Defenders and the Way Forward
Watching Lee Daniels' The Butler , I was struck by the uncanny parallels between the life of the main character and what's happening on our current socio-political landscape. My children often ...
|Meet George Zimmerman's Racist Defender(s)
My grandmother was fond of saying, "Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are." From Mother Jones : Ever since Zimmerman gained notoriety by fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed ...
|Bill de Blasio Wins Democratic Primary in New York!
Bill de Blasio wins! Bill de Blasio wins! Bill de Blasio wins! w00t! w00t!! w00t!!! Elliot Spitzer ...
|Breaking News! Bill de Blasio Leading in NY Mayoral Race
Bill de Blasio leading with 39% in the Democratic mayoral primary! w00t! w00t!! w00t!!!
|I have found him! I have found Keith Olbermann!
I am watching the US Open (James Blake's emotional loss and retirement announcement) and ever so often, as these entities are wont to do, there is a reminder to "watch Keith tonight." Keith Olbermann?
|The 50th Anniversary of the "Dream" speech matters
Because it is still relevant. Because those on whose behalf MLK spoke are still being judged by the color of their skin. Denied services, jobs, mortgages, dignity and even life because that first ...
|Liveblogging the 50th Anniversary of the "Dream Speech" Commemoration Ceremony
U.S. President Barack Obama will give the keynote address at Wednesday's observance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the historic 1963 demonstration for equal rights that drew ...
|Help me educate the "liberal" Mika about the GOP's campaign to suppress the vote
It is one thing when a conservative Republican doesn't know of - or acknowledge - the fierce battles black people have had to wage to get the right the vote. I submit that it is just downright ...
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