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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 24 2012

How White America Prospers

Regardless of class status, in free market/free enterprise Americana, even in the midst of foreclosure and recession: From the Sacramento Bee: “Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), announced a federal housing discrimination complaint against Bank of America Corporation, Bank of America, N.A., and BAC Home Loan Servicing, LP. This complaint is the result of an …

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Oct 20 2012

The Big Lie: Human Rights vs. “Special Rights”

By Naima Washington In the October 5, 2012 edition of the Washington Blade (Washington, DC’s gay news weekly) included the article by Rev. Irene Monroe, ‘Will marriage support cost Obama black voters’? Rev. Monroe, located in Boston, points to the growing efforts among some African American ministers to create an anti-Obama campaign: “With one of …

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Oct 19 2012

The Spectator Sport of Black Women Bashing

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By Sikivu Hutchinson In the 1990s, The O.J. Simpson murder trial polarized America and highlighted domestic violence as a national cause célèbre.  At the center of the storm was Simpson’s wife, the blond Orange County-bred Nicole Brown Simpson, who’d suffered years of domestic abuse by an NFL legend deified as a pop culture god.  After …

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Oct 19 2012

Support for Greta Christina

Fearless blogger, author and activist Greta Christina was recently diagnosed with endometrial cancer and needs community support as she recovers.  Although her condition is treatable, she needs vital support for living expenses as she convalesces.  You can pitch in and help Greta by going to her website at http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2012/10/18/bad-news-good-news-and-asking-for-help/.  Greta is the author of the recent hit …

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Oct 16 2012

FL Judge: Schizophrenic death row inmate’s Jesus visions no crazier than many Christians’

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By Frederick Sparks He’s sane enough for us to kill him. In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court in Ford v. Wainright confirmed the common law principle that execution of the mentally insane violates the constitution (“ For today, no less than before, we may seriously question the retributive value of executing a person who has no comprehension …

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Oct 10 2012

Next Wave Atheist Leaders and White Privilege

By Diane Arellano Recently the blog “Considered Exclamations” featured a post by AH Tripp challenging the selective endorsement of the “Next Generation of atheist activists.” This “crop of next wave leaders” is virtually all-white and lauded for tackling perennial secular and atheist issues such as questioning prayer in school. Tripp wondered why the social justice …

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Oct 07 2012

Robber Baron Bingo

By Naima Washington Once again, Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson wields her intellectual and critical scalpel and, in her essay: Mass Mitt Does South of the Border, she removes the false faces of both candidates who are running for the number one job on the planet. A few months ago, I saw an old film which stars …

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Oct 03 2012

Praying Away the Gay Gets the Smackdown

By Sikivu Hutchinson By banning so-called gay teen conversion therapy with his approval of SB 1172, California Governor Jerry Brown smacked down homophobic bigotry, psychological terrorism, and flat earth anti-science dumb shit idiocy.  Sponsored by California state senator Ted Lieu, the bill was supported by the American Psychological Association and California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences.  …

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