Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 27 2013

New Trial for Marissa Alexander and Call to Action

From the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign: Dear advocates and activists for justice, Yesterday’s thrilling overturn of the guilty verdict against Marissa Alexander put the onus on Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey to either try Marissa again or drop the case. We say drop the case!  Stop this cruel and unforgivable vendetta against a mother …

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Sep 27 2013

The Trouble with Those Atheists

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By Sikivu Hutchinson Until it was revived by the activist-minded Benjamin Jealous, the NAACP was widely viewed as a staid throwback coasting on the glory of the civil rights movement.  Under Jealous’ leadership, the organization set out to demonstrate its political relevance, ramping up campaigns around mass incarceration, the death penalty, voter suppression and marriage …

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Sep 25 2013

Why I’m not a fan of “Jesus shaming” the Republicans

by Frederick Sparks In the wake of Republicans in the House of Representatives voting to cut the food stamp program by $39 billion, I’ve seen a lot of memes attempting to point out the hypocrisy of Republicans, who so explicitly embrace Christian religiosity on the campaign trial, yet seem at odds with the liberal socialist …

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Sep 18 2013

The War Against Black Children

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  By Sikivu Hutchinson In a predominantly Black South L.A. continuation school class packed with eleventh and twelfth grade girls, only half want to go to college, few can name role models of color and virtually none have been exposed to literature by women of color.  Demonized as the most expendable of the expendable, Black …

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