Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 30 2013

Alton Lemon, civil rights and church/state separation activist, passes away.

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By Frederick Sparks Alton T. Lemon, a civil rights activist who lent his name to a landmark Supreme Court case, died on May 4, 2013 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. He was 84 Mr Lemon, who held a degree in mathematics from Morehouse and was friendly with fellow Morehouse alum Martin Luther King, Jr., was the lead …

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May 28 2013

Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

For Every Woman In Every State The Reversal of Abortion and Birth Control Rights Must Stop Now! By Sikivu Hutchinson The following statement from the Stop Patriarchy Coalition is in response to the crisis that confronts women’s human rights, women’s self-determination, economic justice and social justice in the United States.  Last week, Christian fascist Congressman Trent Starks …

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May 16 2013

Youth Justice Coalition: Call CA Lawmakers on Education/Justice Bills

      Seven  bills are  moving through the legislature that will dramatically improve  educational and life chances for California’s youth.  Because of your  support…  SB 458 – Senator Wright – which will require notification to youth and their families when they added to local or the statewide (CalGang) Database – is on its way …

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May 14 2013

Call for Papers: Women of Color Beyond Faith Anthology

Call For Papers NEW ANTHOLOGY Women of Color Beyond Faith: Freethought, Feminism and Social Justice Editors: Sikivu Hutchinson and Kimberly Veal Historically, women of color have been more religious than white women.  According to the Pew Research Survey, at 87% and 85% respectively, African American and Latino women represent the largest and most committed group …

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May 08 2013

Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels NOW AVAILABLE

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  Over the past several years, the Right has spun the fantasy of colorblind, post-racial, post-feminist American exceptionalism. This Orwellian narrative anchors the most blistering conservative assault on secularism, civil rights, and public education in the post-Vietnam War era. It is no accident that this assault has occurred in an era in which whites have …

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May 02 2013

Mad Science or School-to-Prison? Criminalizing Black Girls

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By Sikivu Hutchinson High stakes test question: A female science student conducts an experiment with chemicals that explodes in a classroom, causes no damage and no injuries.  Who gets to be the adventurous teenage genius mad scientist and who gets to be the criminal led away in handcuffs facing two felonies to juvenile hall? If …

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