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LA County supervisors bid farewell to Mark Ridley-Thomas

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors marked the end of an era on Tuesday, Nov. 24, as Mark Ridley-Thomas attended his last meeting before moving to his new seat on the Los Angeles City Council. The board voted to name an entrance plaza at the new Commons Project at the Natural History Museum, which sits in the 2nd District Ridley-Thomas represents, in his name. Supervisor Kathryn Barger told Ridley-Thomas the naming marked “the immeasurable contributions that you’ve made to arts and cultu...
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Why GOP is so rattled by Warnock's faith-based senate campaign

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith.
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Why the GOP is so rattled by Rev. Warnock's faith-based campaign

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith.
Tags: News, Georgia, Gop, Stories, US Senate, Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta Georgia, Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock, Rev Warnock


Opinion: Why the GOP is so rattled by Rev. Warnock's faith-based campaign

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith.
Tags: News, Georgia, Gop, Stories, US Senate, Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta Georgia, Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock, Rev Warnock


Opinion: Why the GOP is so rattled by Rev. Warnock's faith-based Georgia Senate campaign

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith.
Tags: News, Georgia, Gop, Stories, US Senate, Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta Georgia, Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock, Georgia Senate, Rev Warnock


what i'm reading: beaten down, worked up: the past, present, and future of american labor

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor by Steven Greenhouse is exactly what the subtitle says: a history and analysis of the rise, decline, and re-emergence of the labour movement in the United States. Although the context is American, the lessons in the stories easily apply to Canada, and perhaps globally, to labour movements everywhere. Greenhouse covered labour issues for The New York Times for more than 30 years. It's obvious that the research for Beaten D...
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Opinion: Why the GOP is so rattled by Rev. Warnock's faith-based Senate campaign

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith.
Tags: News, Senate, Georgia, Gop, Stories, US Senate, Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta Georgia, Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock, Rev Warnock


Ronan, Rockwell & Oyelowo Team Up for New Murder Mystery Film

Ronan, Rockwell & Oyelowo team up for new murder mystery film According to Deadline, four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo have officially signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery pic set at Searchlight Pictures. RELATED: CS Interview: Saoirse Ronan Talks Docudrama Romance Ammonite PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoR...
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The billionaire behind 'Fortnite' repeatedly compared his company's battle with Apple to the struggle for civil rights, and said the fight is 'an act of civil disobedience'

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images On August 13, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies' digital payment systems and buy V-Bucks from Epic Games directly. Apple and Google responded by pulling "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts, and cited the update as a terms-of-service violation — which caused Epic to sue both companies. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney characterized hi...
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‘MLK/FBI’ Trailer: New Documentary Examines How the FBI Tried to Stop Martin Luther King Jr.

Every child learns about the historic efforts of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. to stop systemic racism in a society that continually treated Black people as inferior. But what they don’t often learn is how the Federal Bureau of Investigation, led by J. Edgar Hoover, was ordered to provide surveillance of King in order to get enough evidence to destroy him and the movement that he was leading. The new documentary MLK/FBI uncovers rarely seen facets of the FBI’s investigation into ...
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Official Trailer for Excellent 'MLK/FBI' Doc About MLK's Surveillance

"Staying calm under fire is very hard…" IFC Films has unveiled a trailer for an excellent documentary titled MLK/FBI, which recently premiered at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals this fall. It's also playing at festivals all around the world on a brief festival tour before arriving in theaters in January early next year. We fully expect this film to be on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentaries in 2020. Based on newly declassified files, Pollard's resonant film explores th...
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Cuomo threatens Trump with legal action over vaccine distribution plan

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo repeated his threat to sue the Trump administration as he invoked Martin Luther King, Jr. during Sunday remarks about the COVID outbreak at historic Riverside Church in Manhattan. "The Rev. Dr. King, who spoke in this magnificent church, said of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhumane because it often results in ...
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Convicted Killer Evaded Capture for 50 Years—Until He Got Sloppy in His New Life

Police in a small Detroit suburb stumbled onto the discovery of a lifetime recently when they charged a man for stealing hydrocodone pills from the local CVS pharmacy where he worked. After fingerprinting the man, a licensed traveling pharmacist by the name of Paul Dickson, authorities learned they had much more on their hands than a case of petty theft: Paul Dickson was in fact Leonard Rayne Moses, a convicted killer who’d been on the lam for nearly five decades.“We’ve never forgotten about thi...
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Raphael Warnock’s Blood Libel

Raphael Warnock, the Democratic Senate candidate seeking to unseat Republican Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s runoff election in January, has had some interesting things to say about Israel in the past.Here is Warnock during a 2018 sermon:> We need a two-state solution where all of God’s children can live together. We saw the government of Israel shoot down unarmed Palestinian sisters and brothers like birds of prey. . . . It is wrong to shoot down God’s children like they don’t matter at all. And i...
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Loeffler unleashes onslaught against Warnock in Georgia race for Senate control

Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler unleashed an onslaught this week against Rev. Raphael Warnock, trying to portray her Democratic opponent and the 15-year leader of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic church in Atlanta as an anti-police Marxist who will destroy America.
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Loeffler unleashes onslaught against Warnock in Georgia race for Senate control

Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler unleashed an onslaught this week against Rev. Raphael Warnock, trying to portray her Democratic opponent and the 15-year leader of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic church in Atlanta as an anti-police Marxist who will destroy America.
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19 online Stanford courses that are completely free — topics range from engineering and medicine to humanities and career development

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Along with prestigious schools like Princeton and Yale, Stanford University offers online courses you can audit completely for free.Classes are available in topics from COVID-19 training for healthcare workers to how technology shaped the 2020 election. All are available on e-learning platforms edX and Coursera.Read more: 16 free online courses you can take from Princeton University — from architecture and ...
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Democrats dare to hope they can capture the Senate after runoffs confirmed in Georgia's races

Democrats were daring to believe they could take the US Senate after it was confirmed that two tight races in Georgia were headed to a runoff in January. The confirmation of a re-run for the state's two senate seats means the country is set for a second bruising election race with national significance in a matter of weeks. The races will determine the balance of power in the US Senate, and ultimately the success of Joe Biden's presidency given the chamber has the power to approve or vet...
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Georgia runoff gives new life to U.S. Senate bid of pastor of Martin Luther King's church

The pastor who now holds the pulpit where slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once preached was thrust into the national spotlight this week when Georgia officials ruled his U.S. Senate campaign would be decided by a January runoff. The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Black Democrat, faces an uphill battle in trying to unseat Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman who was appointed to the seat in the conservative-leaning state after its former occupant retired. The Jan. ...
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Martin Luther King: “You Know Who to Vote For. I’m Just Asking You to Vote!” (1964)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M3K-pgbuAw The more things change, the more they stay the same. At another turning point in U.S. history–when LBJ ran against Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election–Martin Luther King, Jr. urged voters to stand up and be counted. To set the scene, the UCLA Film & Television Archive writes: King, who had just been named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to nonviolent resistance, embarked on a cross-country get-out-the-vote c...
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With A Pre-Election EO, Trump Is Again Pushing For Something He Calls ‘Patriotic Education’

On Election Day Eve, President Donald Trump signed an executive order underlining a central theme of his reelection campaign: Liberals want to indoctrinate America’s children.  The order itself was a bit wordier, but it neatly echoed Trump’s closing message to voters on the campaign trail — that non-white politicians and left-wing ideologue educators wanted to create a new, unrecognizable country. According to the document establishing “the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission” Monda...
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Thoughts on the Presidency

WITH the presidential election of 2020 upon us, here are some thoughts about the presidency: “Despite all of the trappings of power—the big house on Pennsylvania Avenue, Camp David, Air Force One, never having to sit in a traffic jam (ever!)—the president is in charge of an entity over which he has fairly limited power. This is, of course, exactly the way the Founding Fathers wanted it. And yet, try telling that to the American public or to the world when something goes really wrong. As we have...
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Trump’s National Garden of American Heroes in MY Neighborhood?

Let me introduce a national park you’ve never heard of – the Greenbelt National Park, 1,200 acres of woods, trails and campsites just 10 miles outside of DC. It’s even near a subway station, so no wonder it’s popular with visitors to the area, domestic and international. City residents sometimes camp here, too, enjoying an easy get-away in nature. Its 174 campsites cost just $20 a night. Here’s a nice video about the park. The park is less than a mile from my house, so I’ve visite...
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Cynthia Wallace believes she can take down the congressman who sponsored North Carolina's infamous 'Bathroom Bill'

Transgender people and their supporters at a protest to repeal House Bill 2, a North Carolina law that requires people in government buildings to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate. John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images First-time House candidate Cynthia Bishop is going up against GOP Rep. Dan Bishop in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Bishop is probably best known for being the architect of North Carolina's HB2, which p...
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Distortions and Smears Surround California’s Affirmative Action Bid

Amid the chaos of nationwide racial violence and lawlessness, proponents of Proposition 16 — on the California ballot in November — claim the need for state-sanctioned racial preferences in order to fight alleged systemic racism.Prop 16 aims to overturn Proposition 209, passed in 1996 by California voters, which prohibits racial preferences and discrimination in admissions to public universities, and in hiring and contracting for state jobs.Many Prop 16 supporters talk of the “failed experiment”...
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Seeing no longer believing: the manipulation of online images

A peace sign from Martin Luther King, Jr, becomes a rude gesture; dolphins in Venice's Grand Canal - manipulated or mis-used images posted as truth. Australian researchers say image editing software is so common and easy to use, it has the power to re-imagine history. Even the White House is doing it and deadline-driven journalists lack the tools to tell the difference, especially when images come from social media.
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6 free online courses from Ivy League schools to educate yourself on race and America's long history of injustice

These humanities courses will help you understand the history of racial oppression and violence in the US. AP In the wake of protests against racism and ahead of a presidential election, now is an important time for Americans, especially non-Black people, to educate themselves on the history of race and racial oppression in the US. Business Insider found several free online courses on race and white privilege offered by top institutions like Yale University and Stanford University. The cou...
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A look back at the Million Man March, 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago, Martin Luther King, III -- son of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- was in Washington, DC, standing in front of hundreds of thousands of other Black men.
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The economy grows when women and people of color are given opportunities — and it could be the solution to rebuilding the middle class

Cohen/Ostrow via Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics, Constant interviews New York Times tax and economics reporter Jim Tankersley about his new book "The Riches of This Land: The Untold True Story of America's Middle Class." Tankersley said that the middle class has been too broadly...
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Pursue Your dreams and Don’t Be Afraid of Trying to Inspire, to Lead, and to Exalt

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do what is right.”—Martin Luther King Jr.Letter from a Birmingham Jail Here are rare words from a Hollywood producer that could be accompanied by a Hammond organ: “It may sound pretentious, but what I believe I really teach are values. […]
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