Category Archives: Democracy

Tuesday Open Thread | A Look Back At The Violence In #Ferguson

In this episode, Darryl Pinckney discusses his essay “In Ferguson.” He visited Ferguson, Missouri, in November, when a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The … Continue reading

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Black History | Celebrating 50 years | #Selma March 1965

Hat tip Smithsonian.com

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Black History | Will U.S. Address Legacy of Racial Terrorism?

Hat tip: LIZA A new report has uncovered shocking details about the history of lynchings in the United States and their legacy today. After five years of exhaustive research and interviews with local historians and descendants of lynching victims, the … Continue reading

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Black History | Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Music and singing played a critical role in inspiring, mobilizing, and giving voice to the civil rights movement. ‘‘The freedom songs are playing a strong and vital role in our struggle,’’ said Martin Luther King, Jr., during the Albany Movement. … Continue reading

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Black History | School for black civil rights activists

The African American community created schools to train civil rights activists in effective methods of non-violent protest, voter registration, literacy and the like. Education and training was one way that helped African Americans gain back their freedom not only legally … Continue reading

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Vermont High Schoolers Just Destroy Fox News About The Ethics Of Journalism

Vermont High school journalism students DEBUNK THE FOX FUNK! One can only imagine what kids are being taught in the private conservative schools.

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Travel to India

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are going to India this weekend to attend Tuesday’s Republic Day parade in New Delhi — the first time an American president will be a guest at the event, which celebrates India’s democracy … Continue reading

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