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On Violence and Non-Violence

I wrote this in December, 2013 just after Nelson Mandela died…but it speaks to the issues being raised about the merits of non-violent vs. violent protest in the context of the events in Baltimore. 1,254 more words

10,000 Strong Peacefully Protest In Downtown Baltimore (Media Over-Reports Violence and Arrests)

10,000 people from across the country peacefully protested in Baltimore in support of the seeking of justice of the death of Freddie Gray. Despite the fact that 100 of the 10,000 acted up and approximately 35 people  were arrested after the peaceful protest, (that’s about 1%), much of the mainstream media used attention grabbing words in their headlines like ‘Protest Turns Destructive, (USA Today)’ ‘Scenes of Chaos In Baltimore… (NY Times), Dozens Arrested After Protest Turns Violent (WBAL TV). 251 more words

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GANDHI

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is famous as Mahatma which in Sanskrit means “high-souled”. He was born in British India in 1893. His origins are Hindu. Gandhi went in South Africa to work and there he was shocked and surprised by the way the Indian immigrants were treated. 279 more words

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MOVIE TRAILER: STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON | #RICKEYSMILEYSTL #FERGUSON

Musicians using music for non-violent protest, tell the truth about what’s going on.

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Are Black Americans Rejecting God-Righteousness for Self-Righteousness?

Over a week ago Americans celebrated the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But just what did America celebrate?

America seems to celebrate everything about Martin Luther King, Jr. 724 more words

Sistah's Soapbox

In times of protest and resistance, let's not forget lessons of the past.

Over the past few years – be it from recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri or the Hong Kong protests, Cairo’s Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement or even from less widely reported demonstrations such as those occurring in… 725 more words

Social Justice

do not look away...three books of weighty civil rights history

Monday is MLK Day, 2015. I’ll have a list of five picture books then to add to those you can already find in the Subject Index. 1,335 more words

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