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Remembering Paul Wellstone and his impact on my life 13 years later

by Patrick K. Meacham

Many things have been said about Senator Paul Wellstone. On the anniversary of his death I wanted to express how one day in my life was vastly impacted by the death of a man I had never met. 1,256 more words

United States Of America

Race: The Illusion of Progress

My grandfather of blessed memory once told me that paddling a canoe on one side only creates an illusion of progress. He explained that when a person paddles a canoe on one side, the force propels the canoe to move and that creates an impression of progress. 931 more words


A Picture a Day June, 6/27

President Bill Clinton speaks at the Hotel Bethlehem on behalf of Hillary’s campaign in March of 2008. In the lower left corner, you see me.

Picture A Day June

Manningham Leader - Mixing with the global elite

In 2008 I attended the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. and New York City. I reflected on these experiences in a feature on young leaders engaging in the community in the Manningham Leader, my local newspaper.

American Politics

Is the Helpless, Improvised African Narrative True? Or An Extension of White Supremacist Media

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. 756 more words


A Picture a Day June, 6/4

October of 2008 on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, the Bruce Springsteen played an acoustic set to rally supporters of then-Senator Barack Obama to get out and vote. We were feet away.

President Barack Obama

"Big Election Winner: Indy Media"

This article looked at Obama’s winning of the presidential election in 2008, and attributed some of his success to the power of the internet. Many of Obama’s voters were from the younger generation, which is most certainly at least partially due to the excessive amount of effort put into an online campaign platform. 210 more words

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