Category Archives: Empowerment

“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

Posted in Black History, Civil Rights, Democracy, discrimination, Empowerment, Freedom, Hate Crime, History, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Justice for Michael Brown, Media, Politics, Slavery | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

Videos | Cory Nieves 10 Year Old Entrepenuer | Mr. Cory’s Cookies!

Thank you SG2 and Rikyrah for the video and the hat tip! Check out mrcoryscookies.com for the 411 on Mr. Corys Cookies! VIOREL FLORESCU /STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This boy is too cute for words. SMART Meet Cory Nieves, the 10 year … Continue reading

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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

Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls” 40th Anniversary Exhibition

I don’t believe any black girl can graduate to womanhood without knowing about, seeing, and understanding Ms. Ntozake Shange’s Choreopoem “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf.” Ntozake Sahnge- Poet, author, and playwright Paulette Williams … Continue reading

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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

Thursday Open Thread | #HealSTL

FERGUSON, Mo. – They have plans for change, and now have a building to house those efforts. This week, St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French will open the doors to #HealSTL, adding a physical location to his work in Ferguson, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Democracy, Empowerment, Healing, Justice, Justice for Trayvon Martin, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Politics, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism, Voting Rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 78 Comments

Ferguson Open Thread | Justice for Michael Brown

The eyes are still on Ferguson. People still want justice. The happenings of Ferguson have exposed the rotten underbelly of America for what it is. Groups seek a response to Ferguson that lasts By Doug Moore dmoore@post-dispatch.com Marches, protests and … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, discrimination, Empowerment, Institutional Racism, Justice, Open Thread, Police bruality, Politics, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism | Tagged , , , , , | 60 Comments