Category Archives: Democracy

“Just Mercy”: Bryan Stevenson on Ferguson, Prison Reform & Why the Opposite of Poverty is Justice

Hat tip: Democracy Now LIZA: “This is an excellent interview with Bryan Stevenson. Amy Goodman deserves much credit. She is the only TV reporter with anything close to a national audience who consistently reports truthfully on Ferguson and many other … Continue reading

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Video | President Obama’s Remarks on Immigration

Transcript: Obama’s immigration speech My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery| #FergusonOctober | Justice4MikeBrownRally

Posted in Civil Rights, Current Events, Democracy, Gun Violence, Hate Crime, Institutional Racism, Justice, Justice for Michael Brown, News, Open Thread, Photos, Police bruality, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 90 Comments

Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

17 year old Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted in Celebrations, Current Events, Democracy, Empowerment, Freedom, Honor, Inspiration, Justice | Tagged , | 2 Comments

#Ferguson City Council Meeting

OMG! The police horror stories in #Ferguson. No surprise at all AG Eric Holder ordered a probe of the entire police department & beyond. Jim Crow will not DIE. After hearing all of these horror stories, no way the Ferguson police … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Current Events, Democracy, Domestic Terrorism, Gun Violence, Hate Crime, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Justice for Michael Brown, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

Friday Open Thread | #HealSTL

One of the byproducts of the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson is the national attention that has been paid to the dramatic disparity in voter participation and political representation of African-Americans in the small suburb of … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Democracy, Empowerment, Gun Violence, Healing, Justice, Justice for Michael Brown, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Politics, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism, Voting Rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Video | Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Ferguson, MO Police Probe

AG Holder to Ron Johnson: We’re coming after the FPD, Brother, and your hands had better be clean. Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake’s … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Democracy, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Media, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , | 27 Comments