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07
Mar
2018

Leslie Cagan: Give Peace a Chance

By levi,

From Vietnam to Afghanistan. From El Salvador to Angola. From Reagan’s STARWARS to Obama’s drones. From solidarity with the Cuban revolution, to marches to mobilizations wherever there is a fight. Global peace warrior Leslie Cagan, has devoted more than 60 years of activism to pushing back and inspiring multi-generational legions…

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07
Mar
2018

LaTosha Brown: Matters Beyond the Vote

By levi,

A standing-room crowd gathered at our K Street office to meet LaTosha Brown, one of the Alabama architects of the stunning December defeat of an accused pedophile and self-professed segregationist. Beyond beating the odds, Alabama’s Black voters demolished them. An unprecedented turnout rendered a trouncing, solidified by Black women delivering…

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07
Mar
2018

Bhairavi Desai: Champion for the Forgotten

By llenda,

“Half my heart is just crushed. The other half is on fire.” Bhairavi Desai uttered those words after a New York City taxi driver dramatically committed suicide last month. Desai is co-founder of the 19,000-member strong New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTA). Born in Gujarat, India, Desai immigrated to New…

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07
Mar
2018

Carmen Yulin Cruz: Fearless in Disaster

By llenda,

"Dammit, this is not a good news story. This is a 'people are dying' story. It's a life or death story." With that impassioned call to arms, Carmen Yulin Cruz, the firebrand mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico leapt onto the national stage. Cruz was emphatic about the devastation wrought…

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07
Mar
2018

Jane Mayer: Truth Monger

By levi,

Muckraking. Murder. Mayhem. Shining a light on the dark and nefarious. Investigative journalist Jane Mayer, traveling the intersection of national security and national politics, owns that job description. Mayer, a New Yorker staff writer, recently exposed new intrigue in the Christopher Steele dossier that suggests the Kremlin had a hand…

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07
Feb
2018

Black History's Beating Heart

By gwen,

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."                                    Martin Luther King, Jr. Some eschew the observance of Black History Month as a faltering cliché that seems to lock the realities…

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11
Dec
2017

Anita Not Alone

By gwen,

The memory is indelible: Anita Hill in a bright blue suit, facing off with poise and dignity before the all-white, all-male inquisitors. They shutdown debate in a cover-up that has lasted for 26 years. So began the national conversation about the power dynamics and sexual misconduct in the workplace. It…

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11
Dec
2017

MeToo ~ Safe Spaces for Marginalized Girls

By admin,

The rallying cry #MeToo has amplified the testimonials of women abused at the hands of powerful men. That language first emerged without a hashtag in an era before Twitter had soared full-throttle. Tarana Burke, a survivor of sexual abuse and the founder of Just Be, Inc., coined Me Too 11…

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