Thursday Music: Biko – Peter Gabriel – Playing For Change

Stephen Biko was a anti-apartheid activist and leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa during the late 1960’s-1970’s. In September 1977 he was beaten by police during a 22 hour interrogation and died days later from his injuries while in detention. His death sparked an international outcry and…

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If You Want To Honor John Lewis: VOTE!

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BLOC Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake

From this afternoon’s email: this press release from Black Leaders Organizing for Communities: Once again, we as a Black people have to bear the trauma of witnessing yet another unarmed Black person be shot by a police officer. We stand with Jacob Blake and his family, which includes his own…

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Quick Hit On The United States Postal Service

This photo popped up in my Facebook timeline today. This is the cabal that runs the post office and is allowing the Post Master General to muck the place up: Give me a moment while I try to count the number of women and people of color on this board….

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How Do You Recognize An American?

This is not original to me nor the friend who passed it along today…I don’t know the source…but it is what it is: They are always saying: “I know my rights!”. But they never say: “I know my responsibilities.”.

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Today Is Independence Day

On July 4th we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence…the colonies declaration to be free and clear and independent of England’s King George III…on July 4th, 1776. It isn’t Flag Day, although I’ve seen a myriad of social media posts centered around the American Flag. Although the flag…

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MKE Equality: A Good Place To Start: Food

This little snippet appeared in the Business section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently. It outlines efforts to close a local dollar store for being a neighborhood nuisance. The Common Council wants to deny them their food and vendor licenses that need to be renewed by July 1st or they…

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Fascists At The White House

Additional security personnel has been brought to Washington…some National Guard troops…and some Military Police…and these guys…who are supposedly from the Bureau of Prisons and summoned to Washington by Attorney General William Barr. If I am a protester, how do I know these guys are law enforcement and I should comply…

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Well We Aren’t There Yet: LGBTQ candidates:

About a month ago I wondered out loud when we would be able stop saying the first (*) to get elected (*) or the first (*) be become (*)…but I knew at the time that we were a long way from there. So today’s article by Bruce Murphy at Urban…

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So Where Is The Kushner Middle East Peace Plan?

I wrote that headline last October with the intent of poking the hornets nest since the long promised peace plan…the one that was supposed to be a first year win for the Trump regime…was still missing in action. Well it dropped last week during the impeachment brouhaha without much notice…

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