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July 4th, 2020 - 9:09 am § in America, Racism

On the Fourth of July 1852

“What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass  1852 What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? and am I, th[...]

July 3rd, 2020 - 6:13 pm § in America

Get a load of this store’s mask policy

“Antique Sugar co-owner Sarah Bingham is tired of arguing with customers who don’t want to put on a mask before coming into the vintage clothing shop in Phoenix, Arizona.” So she put up a sign explaining her policy. (Read story here.)[...]

June 28th, 2020 - 10:41 pm § in America, Racism

“Our history was stolen from us”

An ACLU lawyer explains the rationale for getting rid of Confederate monuments.[...]

June 15th, 2020 - 12:27 pm § in America, Racism

Fifth Anniversary of the Third Massacre Of A Minister of Mother Emmanuel Church

The massacre of nine worshipers in Mother Emmanuel Church was nothing new for African Americans living in Charleston. even for free people this was a city of horrors. (Tell Me More About Back Then)  In 1822, South  Carolinians  hanged  the church’s founder and first minister,  DENMARK V[...]

June 14th, 2020 - 1:54 am § in America, Hypocrisy

THE-Ave Challenge: What is it?

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June 12th, 2020 - 2:21 pm § in America

Colorado tragedy: Shot over dog poop

Isabella Thallas, 21, and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, were shot while walking his dog in a Denver neighborhood on Thursday (June 11, 2020). A Denver TV station reported the shooting occurred “after a man yelled at Simon for commanding the dog ‘to poop.'” The man, identified by pol[...]

June 11th, 2020 - 4:49 pm § in America, Racism

Antifa captures Seattle!!

Thousands taken prisoner! “Armed militant activists with the group Antifa have seized a sizable section of Seattle and are plotting to expand their territory” while “the local police surrender,” rightwing media have reported. Fox host Sean Hannity told viewers,”You have[...]

June 4th, 2020 - 5:21 pm § in America

Video shows National Guard shooting at Minneapolis residents on their porches

With paint rounds, not potentially-lethal rubber bullets; but it’s still horrifying to think what might have happened to a deaf or elderly resident who couldn’t hear or understand their commands.[...]

May 29th, 2020 - 10:15 am § in America, News Media, Racism

Police arrest non-white CNN crew covering Minneapolis riots

They had been complying with police orders. They were in a relatively peaceful area under police control. A nearby white CNN crew was not molested. The police lied about why they were arrested. They were released about an hour later after the governor intervened. Read story here.[...]

May 26th, 2020 - 12:50 pm § in America, Politics

How America stacks up against Asia in fighting Covid-19 (spoiler: not so well)

America, pop. 330 million, has 98,000+ Covid-19 deaths; six Asian nations with a combined population of 328 million have ~1,200 Covid-19 deaths. (The six nations are Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.) Our death rate is 80 times theirs. On Saturday, May 23, 2020, “Ameri[...]