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UltraViolet is a community of women and men, fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere - from politics and government to media and pop culture.
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Migration is Beautiful symbolizes a commitment from the creative community to see, show, and celebrate the humanity of the migrant story.
Glenn Broadnax, a 35-year-old black man from Brooklyn, was unarmed on the night of September 14 when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square, striking two bystanders. Instead...
This is the dumbest thing -- if he was armed, maybe...
FiftyThree builds tools for mobile creation. Our first product, Paper, is the easiest and most beautiful way to create on the iPad. FiftyThree is the space to create.
From the company who brought you 'paper' - now experience 'PENCIL'
This company makes me want to be an artist.
Ambassador Andrew Young, former Congressman and mayor of Atlanta, reflects on his role in the civil rights movement and friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.
Plus, in commemoration of the FBI’s assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton 44 years ago this week, the very best of Smiley and West’s conversations with Hampton family lawyer Jeffrey Haas, B.P.P. co-founder Bobby Seale, and B.P.P. education leader Ericka Huggins.
On a different topic here...I think the history of the Civil Rights and the commemoration of the BPP leader Fred Hampton is a vital conversation that needs to be addressed in our communities..Even larger now...
Action is taken when WHITES complain about discrimination. Listen to this woman's story.
Added "Decolonize" page of sites to Community Village
"Not his story about the domestic violence incident. It's Zimmerman's story about February 26, 2012 and why he killed unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin."
A Miami man accused of killing his wife earlier this year, then posting a pic of her dead body on facebook, plans to use a stand your ground defense, and has been indicted
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008), a Hollywood film starring Keanu Reeves, takes the beloved 1951 classic of the same name and turns it into an alien-invasion disaster flick. Scott Derrickson ...
72 year old Ronalld Westbrook, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, wandered away from home and was shot four times and killed after ringing the doorbell and turning a doorknob at a house in Geor...
By Robert Jensen, AlterNet
"One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.
In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas."
"People always tell me to forget the past. I should just let it go and move on. Why do people of color always have to forget?! Would you tell a Jewish person to forget about the holocaust and just move on?! Would you tell the family of those who lost their lives on 9/11 to just forget about it?! So why are our tragedies forgettable and others are not?! I WILL NEVER forget! I will ALWAYS honor those who lost their lives unjustifiable."
"Some Who Feel No Reason For Thanksgiving" To this day, I can hardly bear to think of that quintessentially American holiday—Thanksgiving. When I do, however, I do not dwell on Pilgrims with wide b...
"July 3: Assistant State Attorney John Guy, left, and Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda display the hooded sweatshirt worn by teenager Trayvon Martin on the night he was shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder."
The bullet hole is right over his heart.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), who more than anyone overthrew apartheid in South Africa, is dead at 95. Easily one of the greatest men of my lifetime. R.I.P.
This site has a collection of blogs on the topics of migrant rights, decolonization, human rights, equity, pluralism, intersectionalism, cultural studies and artists who fight oppression.
I updated my home page to make it more readable and my about page to make it more to the point.
I saw it twice about a month apart, and I'm still haunted by it. Even beginning to read about it again gets me very emotional, it breaks my heart. For me, the lasting image is those long, beautiful...
Cleared in the Texas murder of his wife, Michael Morton walked free after nearly 25 years and his prosecutor went to jail for withholding exculpatory evidence.
The Mystic massacre (May 26th 1637) was the worst massacre in the genocide known as the Pequot War. White Americans killed 400 to 900 Pequots, mostly women, children and old men. They burned down their main town, Mystic (in present-day Connecticut), killing those who tried to escape. Most were burned alive.
“I started writing because there was an absence I was familiar with. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy – a yearning I had as a teenager… and when I get ready to write, I think I’m trying to fill that.” –Ntozake Shange
#DecolonizeHistory is about storytelling that disrupts space to present narratives that have been actively silenced or neglected.
“Colonialism set the foundation for all other ‘ism’s’”
– Krysta Williams
With all the news stories in America about knockout games in November 2013, we got to see some prime examples of how White Americans report a crime trend. CNN, NBC, ABC and Fox News put the racist ...
"Two cases, over 2300 miles apart - in Florida and Arizona - are in the web of situations involving stand your ground laws."
Although this situation was different than the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, in this "reverse" case, the darker "Stand your ground" Cordell Jude was convicted, where the lighter George Zimmerman was not.
A big difference however is that Cordell Jude said something like “I’m gonna get you”, or “kill you”, according to witnesses, where George Zimmerman didn't say that.
Miami Gardens, Florida is a place where racial profiling is carried out so often and so maliciously by police that even local business owners have had enough of it.
By S. Brian Willson
"Let us recognize that accounts of the first Thanksgiving are mythological, and that the holiday is actually a grotesque celebration of our arrogant ethnocentrism built on genocide."
After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace activist and pacifist.
This post has a number of drawings I hadn't seen before and it covers the history of brutal U.S. oppression from the U.S. East coast, to West coast, then all the way to the Philippines.
I never knew about the "kill every one over ten" by General Jacob H. Smith in 1901.
“There is resistance: in Canada it’s coming from First Nations. But it’s worth remembering that that’s a world-wide phenomenon. Throughout the world, the indigenous populations are in the lead. They are actually taking the lead in trying to protect the earth….It’s pretty ironic that the so-called ‘least advanced’ people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destruction.” ~ Noam Chomsky
"The goals of settler colonial state have always been the same, remove Indigenous populations whether through extermination, relocation or assimilation, appropriate lands and resources and expand the reaches of the settler state." ~ Matt Remle, Last Real Indians
IMAGE YOU WERE RELATED to one of the most notorious Indian killers in American history. Now, imagine you were also related to some of those Indians. You can now begin to understand the traumatic ba...