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#WCW Audre Lorde: #Poet and #Activist

A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia. 1,660 more words


"Heroism & Racism: Black People & The #Military"

Did you know that, as of 1978, Blacks were about 30% of the U.S. Army but were 51% of the Army prison population? That 4% of the Army’s lawyers are Black? 1,517 more words


David Souter's Warning

Last night Trump gave his best speech ever, best because it didn’t sound much like Trump. He refrained from crude insults (though there were subtle ones) and refrained — at last — from mentioning his “massive victory” in November. 233 more words

An Exercise in Civic Responsibility

I recently served on a jury. It was my second time doing so. I served on a criminal case once many years ago. This one was a civil case. 523 more words

Other Opinions

Why is it important to take public transport

It pains me to do something that I have learned is not right, or at least not desirable. Like any of you, I have read a number of articles on environment and how so many things that we do on a daily basis, if avoided can make you responsible citizens and some tiny difference to this earth. 817 more words


Joan Baez: #Activist and #Musician

“Joan Baez was born in Staten Island, New York, on January 9, 1941. Baez first became known to the wider public as a distinctive folk singer after performing at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. 1,092 more words


How to Communicate Facts in the Age of Trump

In this age, where the Republican administration is relying on “alternative facts,” gagging federal employees, and barring reputable news sources from White House briefings, effective communication of factual, evidence-based information is now more important than ever. 1,197 more words

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