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The Last Four Movies

We’ve seen four movies in five days to cap off our annual Oscar whirl. I already posted about the terrific animated film, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ 1,021 more words

Pop Culture

13th (Review) – Informative and Powerful

13th is a documentary directed by Ava DuVernay and the primary focus of this documentary is on race in the United States criminal justice system. The title of this documentary comes from the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which outlawed slavery unless as punishment for a crime. 394 more words


Black Power

Rights for Blacks

The 1863 Emancipation Proclamation was passed, by necessity; an ordinary law could not be passed by Congress. The reason being, the Constitution recognized slavery. 150 more words


The 13th Amendment Was Ratified On This Day in 1865

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. The amendment reads –

Section 1.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

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Ava DuVernay's "13th" on Netflix: A Must Watch

Documentaries are instrumental tools for educating or informing society on issues that are either never considered by many, or just swept under the rug by most. 394 more words

Free Thoughts

Lincoln: A top quality script and top quality acting

At the end of February Leonardo DiCaprio won the Academy Award for Best Actor at long last. That was for his role in The Revenant, where he played the hardy frontiersman Hugh Glass, and it was an award that I… 646 more words


Peonage Abolished In New Mexico

I like to bounce my opinions about social problems onto my friend Jorge.  He’s unafraid to objectively analyze issues that concern his personal Mexican-American heritage.  This time, in particular, I wanted to understand the traditional relationship known as “Patron-Peon”. 680 more words