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Longform: ‘A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led the Black Panther Party

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. I especially enjoy long-form articles which can provide a venue for deep dives into … Continue reading

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Rest in Power, Eduardo Galeano

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Posted on April 13, 2015 by chrmaria ? ? Dedicated to The Nobodies The nobodies: the sons of no one, the owners of nothing. Who don’t speak languages, but rather dialects. Who don’t follow religions,…

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No moss

The stillness of the stone perching motionless on the grass unmoving yet content in its state of rest and blissful unknowing The force of the kick that propels its mass forward in perpetual acceleration rolling like the pebble that becomes … Continue reading

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Hitting Bottom: Incarcerated Women in the Prison Power Hierarchy

Originally posted on Kids in the system:
This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post blog. A prison can’t function without its pecking order. Call it what you will, chain of command, hierarchy, rank, it all comes down to power.…

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Breaking News: Bibi suits up

In late  breaking news, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, has informed his inner circle that he is tired of waiting for the United States Congress to take action against Iran. Credible sources in the Likud Party confided that … Continue reading

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Genius take the wheel

“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” -Atticus Finch As another year unwinds itself, it is a magical time for deep reflection, thoughtful self-analysis and substantive … Continue reading

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Infernal

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When … Continue reading

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…and the American way

“It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free … Continue reading

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‘There Are No Victories That Will Bring Us Peace’

Originally posted on Longreads Blog:
It is good and right that we hound the state into giving us justice, but blacks cannot delude themselves into thinking that the state will ever become justice. There are no laws that can be…

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A collective sigh

#167295497 / gettyimages.com “Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” -Angela Davis It’s rapidly approaching the autumn season in the land of the free and the home of the brave. The time of year when the leaves change colors, … Continue reading

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