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Holder Holds Court at DNC: Praises Black Lives Matter, Urges African-Americans to Support Clinton

At the Wednesday meeting of the Democratic Party’s Black Caucus, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talked police reform, Hillary Clinton, and how the only thing that matters as much as Black Lives are Black Votes. 781 more words

In This Argument: They’re Both Wrong (WAW)

For this week’s Write Anything Wednesday, I would like to share a few political musings. I know where I stand and you may differ from me. 1,114 more words

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Two in police custody, tied to graffiti in Kelly Ingram Park

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police say they have two male suspects in custody, tied to several graffiti markings found throughout Kelly Ingram Park.

Britt Jones, 30, and Terry McDaniel, 19, are both charged with 2nd degree Criminal Mischief, and booked into the Birmingham City Jail with bond set at $500 each. 200 more words

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Please Sign Petition to Support the 15 Leesburg Stockade Women's Nomination for Presidential Medal of Freedom

From a change.org petition started by Brittany Dawson  ~

On July 15, 1963 fifteen outstanding and brave adolescent girls took a stand for their rights and were imprisoned for it, enduring terrible conditions and circumstances while confined within an abandoned Civil War stockade – a large holding cell that contained a broken shower head and a broken toilet – located deep in the backwoods of Leesburg, Georgia. 205 more words

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Political Awakening - part 2

My family in the 1950s took two newspapers, the Daily Mirror for national news and the Northern Echo for local news. By the time I was 11, I was attending the Grammar School in my home town, having passed the eleven-plus examination. 476 more words

Personal Reflections

A Change is Gonna Come

The instant I pressed publish on my contribution (When You Feel Like Darkness Has You Bound) to this week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge, I had the urge to also find a protest song. 223 more words

Inspiration