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From the world pool: February 13, 2016

I haven’t been posting the weekly links for a while, so I’ve got quite a backlog of stuff to work through. Here’s a start.

Socio-political commentary… 727 more words

Flotsam & Jetsam

Bernie Sanders Falls Flat On Directly Addressing Black America, Again

On Friday, Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, stopped by the Patrick Henry High School gym in Minneapolis, MN to speak at the “A Community Forum on Black America” panel. 621 more words

National

CF100: 2016 02 14 – Art & Workers

Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this  week’s 100-word responses  240 more words

Current Events

British Film Awards Lack Diversity, Chief Says

The head of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said the awards don’t feature enough minorities, blaming the film industry for a lack of diverse roles. 175 more words

Pubdesk

Meryl Streep Faces Criticism For “We’re All Africans” Comment At Berlin Film Festival

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Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is facing criticism for her recent comments regarding race and diversity at the Berlin Film Festival this week. 563 more words

News

School to Prison Pipeline Panel

I am joining a great group of folks as we address what I believe is an important topic here in the 21st century. More information can be found here.

Racism