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April Poem 16: NaPoWriMo

Some, by hiring, see lessons
Through the United States.
They of unskilled lynchings, in apartments,
Are your vote for Donald Trump.
They, the contradictory family, 41 more words

Abstract Poetry

Were you there? A Sermon for Good Friday, 2017

“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” The old, familiar spiritual that we will sing again in a few minutes has taken on new meaning for me in this season. 1,084 more words

Holy Week

Crucified freedom-in memoriam Mashal Khan and many other unknown victims of bigotry

A painfully lucid analysis of brutal chain of events in Pakistan and India. But how far are we from this? How did we end up with a Europe that is ruled by mediocrity and where the ugly face of fascism is rising again, winning places in national parliaments, generating “exits” from a the union of nations? 729 more words

Politics

America's history of state-sanctioned violence against Mexican-Americans rings the bell of familiarity when compared to police killings of today

By blood, I am half Mexican. Half of the story of my life comes down from those that made home in the lands of Mexico… or so I thought for a long time. 667 more words

The Quint: Dear Mr Naqvi, Here are The Big Facts on Alwar Lynching

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is convinced that Pehlu Khan was not lynched by a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Defending his government in the Rajya Sabha, Naqvi, had on Thursday declared that “the incident did not take place on the ground.” But mounting evidence surrounding the grusome suggests otherwise. 69 more words

Episode 104-Ida B Wells (plus Shownotes!)

Ida B Wells used her words to rock the boat and write about the horror that was happening in the south. As an educated black woman, she saw first hand the extreme injustice in the south and spoke against it. 1,289 more words

History