Day late Thursday Music: Steve Carlson – A Hell of A Time

Merry Christmas, Blogging Blue Nation.

 

Non-Profit Voucher School Is Out Of Whack On Salary

Ignoring the rest of the story about being on super secret double probation, here is something totally out of whack at a local private voucher school – this school has just over 600 students – yet the lead administrator has a total compensation package of $218,000:

(Dorothy) Travis Moore (founder of Ceria M. Travis Academy), […]

A progressive solution to police violence

Below is an article published recently in CounterPunch. It’s so good I thought I’d post the entire thing rather than link to it. Please share far and wide.

 

December 02, 2014

Pre- & Post-Ferguson Real Police Reform Takes Root in One California City by STEVE EARLY

In the wake of a Missouri […]

Would Florida Arrest Jesus Too?

Rather than finding ways to help the homeless, a number of cities in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale have passed ordinances against feeding the homeless. And a leading scofflaw who has been cited for violating the ordinance is 90 year old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott…an advocate for the homeless who has been providing them […]

Economic Trend Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

The news today is that consumer spending rose in August and it was driven by increases in income and wages. Ergo: continued economic recovery could be driven my raising the minimum wage.

Consumer spending in August rose 0.5 percent from the previous month after showing no gain in July, the Commerce Department reported Monday. It […]

Recordings and Open Meeting Laws

There was a little article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that went pretty much unnoticed and as far as I know, uncommented on. But apparently a gentleman from a more rural area of Southeastern Wisconsin had a fixation on how we all vote here in the big city of Milwaukee.

He likes to observe […]

New report highlights widening racial disparities for children in Wisconsin

On September 10, the Wisconsin Council on Children & Families highlighted the Race for Results: Wisconsin’s Need to Reduce Racial Disparities, a policy report recently published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that found that children of color face immense barriers to success in key categories of well-being, and that the status of African-American children […]

Meanwhile in St. Louis….

…..police shot and killed Kajieme Powell, a 25 year-old African American man on Tuesday.

Police were called by a convenience store owner who suspected Powell had stolne drinks and donuts from his shop, according to a recording of the 911 call, while a woman called 911 to report Powell was acting erratically and had a […]

The police state in Ferguson, Missouri (VIDEO)

As reported by St. Louis TV station KMOV, 90 year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested on Monday during continued protests in Ferguson, Missouri. According to the report, Epstein was placed under arrest with eight other individuals for “failing to disperse.” Here’s what Epstein had to say about her arrest. “I’ve been doing this since […]

NY Times: Racial History Behind the Ferguson Protests

On August 12 the Editorial Board of the New York Times wrote an excellent editorial outlining how a history of racial segregation, economic inequality and overbearing law enforcement has produced so much of the tension now evident on the streets in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson […]

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