While at dinner that night in Berlin, I admired my friend. Because when speaking about Nazis, he took responsibility for
Once it has your attention, 13th mobilizes the power of the visual and the sonic, along with human stories, to teach about hope and our capacities to make change in a way that no historical text could.
This will be my first and last personal statement about the United States Presidential election of 2016. I am not writing this to convince anyone of what is right or what is wrong. I am writing this for the sake of my own healing process and sharing it only to inspire healing in others.
While solving murders was difficult, especially with corrupt cops, the police could make quick work out of the impoverished people out front in the public's eye -- burnishing the credibility of both politicians and the NYPD at the same time.
Two of the most rare and iconic documents of American history will soon be auctioned.
If ever there was a time that a neighbor needed to show love to the Mississippi LGBTQ community, it is now. I will not be silent while their freedoms are trampled. This is too close to home. It's an empty echo/reminder of past oppressors. The essence of HB1523 is a full-fledged fear induced witch hunt fitted with life draining prose.
In 1789 the franchise was restricted to white men, but not all white men. Only those possessing a minimum amount of property or paid taxes could vote. In 1800, just three states permitted white manhood suffrage-the right to vote-- without qualification.
Kendrick Lamar, Truth Telling, The 13th Amendment, And America's Cognitive Dissonance Towards Mass Incarceration
First, let me say that Kendrick Lamar's performance is indeed worth of all the superlatives, but maybe that's not the point here. Maybe America's collective refusal to see the truth of mass incarceration is the real problem!?
"Our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others, regardless of what they look like or where they come from or what their last name is or what faith they practice."
The Stuggle for Justice Continues: December 6th, 2015 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment
As we reflect on the 13th Amendment, we are reminded that the struggle for justice will continue until we realize the vision of a free and just America for all.