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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think of the America of 2016?
Society & Culture  (tags: Martin Luther King Jr, anniversary, America 2016 )

- 1 day ago -
The Observer contacted Graham and several others including activists, politicians, ministers, and historians and invited them to ponder what King might make of todays America. Here are some of their answers.
Comprehensive Sex Education in Arizona
Society & Culture  (tags: sex education, arizona, pregnancy )

- 19 hours ago -
The current abstinence-only curriculum does not work because it is idealistic not realistic, it is inaccurate and unrepresentative, comprehensive sex education will lead to less teen pregnancy, and it will provide all kinds of youth with accur
Executive Clemency Requested for 25 Deserving Women
Society & Culture  (tags: clemency, Barack Obama, President Obama )

- 21 hours ago -
The CAN-DO Foundation is proud to have shared the faces, names and stories of many women seeking justice though clemency. The "Top 25 Women" are extraordinary examples of people who received draconian sentences due to legislation passed..
After 146 Years, Ringling Bros. Is Shutting Down Circus | WTVR.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, circus )

- 1 day ago -
The greatest show on Earth is coming to an end.
Inside Wichita's 'Blessing Box,' a Micro Food Pantry
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, donating, donations, Wichita, free stuff, helping others )

- 1 day ago -
In Wichita, Kansas, Maggie Ballard and her son Paxton have opened a tiny food pantry in their front yard. Modeled after the little free library concept, Maggie and Paxton call their little free pantry a "blessing box."
MLK's Last Speech   video
Society & Culture  (tags: MLK, Martin Luther King, Dissent, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly, The Right to Protest, Totalitarianism, The End of The Bill of Rights, Constitution, corruption, Elite 1% Rule, Secret Laws, Secret Memos, Secret Courts, Secret Evidence, world )

- 8 hours ago -
All we say to America is Be true to what you said on paper. If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges.
Why Bernie Sanders Came Up Short - and How That Lesson Can Fuel Future Progressive Victories
Society & Culture  (tags: elections, Bernie Sanders, revolutions, political campaigns )

- 1 day ago -
Revolutions are messy, wonderful, maddening, and joyful all at once. They alternate between inspiring unbelievable elation and taking your heart and crushing it in a vise, sometimes both in the same day.
Chicago Police Assaulted Children, Got Away With Murders: DOJ Report Echoes What Residents Have Long Known
Society & Culture  (tags: law enforcement, police brutality, Chicago )

- 1 day ago -
Communities of color in Chicago meticulously documented the CPD's pattern of racist violence.
Former World Bank Staffer Explains How Neoliberalism Is Destroying the World
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, humans, rights )

- 3 hours ago -
Neoliberalism is economic fascism. It privatizes public goods for private profit. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling.
The Black Women * / Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, ethics, freedoms )

- 7 hours ago -
African-American astronaut Yvonne Cagle had a fitting reaction to the film. "I feel totally lifted up and off the planet," she says. Cagle is also a retired Air Force colonel and flight surgeon. "It's my story. It's your story. It's our story."
8 Men Account for Half the World's Wealth
Society & Culture  (tags: wealth, greed, economic injustice, inequality )

- 6 hours ago -
The combined wealth of eight men is greater than the poorest 3.6 billion people, according to the anti-poverty charity Oxfam International.
Yertle, the Commander in Chief
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, freedoms )

- 7 hours ago -
The point of Yertle and Macks tale is simple: Protest can topple a tyrant. Sometimes it has to be loud and rude.

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