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Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: The Part About MLK Many White People Don’t Like to Talk About

Many of the conditions that he marched, boycotted, and spoke out against still exist today—racism, materialism, militarism.

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Audio: Martin Luther King — Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – April 4, 1967 – Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence [Full and unabridged] “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence“, also referred as Riverside … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: The Wages of War

If instead of waging wars, we spent money on education, alternative fuels and infrastructure, we would create millions more jobs. The first week after the announcement of the arrests of … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sharon Fagan McDermott: Carrie Furnace, Pittsburgh

The light is water driven through old gears and red lights sweep the streets looking for the lost while flaking brick simmers in itself like stew,   and black graffiti … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Niaz Dorry: Rural America Is Reeling. What’s the Remedy?

While the U.S. government has prioritized the bailout of Wall Street with public monies, it has marginalized distressed rural communities and failed to provide the necessary funds, expertise and assistance to help revitalize them.

April 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

David Huddle: My Presidents

The nation formerly known as the United States of America has revealed its new name –– Trumpiana Unum Aeternitas.           —Fox News, June 22, 2022 . Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Romero: Angel

It is night I am here On my street in this warm kitchen At this bright table I put water on for tea it is wonderful To be here the … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Peter Certo: Russia was never the real scandal

Evidence of much more serious “collusion” — with corporations and the wealthy — has always been hiding in plain sight. Though these unique excesses of the Trump era have gotten some coverage, they were never treated as the threat to his legitimacy that Russia was.

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Glazed Pottery

. HERNÁNDEZ CARLOS FAMILY / GLAZED POTTERY Directed by Mariano Rentería, Mexican Handcraft Masters is a documentary series about the different methods of working various types of crafts in the … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Karla Lamb: Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas, ten years old. Morning hummingbirds, rainforest canopy. Where monarchs land on my arm, & don’t fly away. Adobe house on a hill. Three rooms, no doors. Where two holes in … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues — As the Years Go Passing By

. You know my love will follow you As the years go passing by Give you all that I own That’s one thing you can’t deny… . “As the Years … Continue reading

March 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Jacobson: Welcome

When I get to the hospital I see that someone has sent my grandmother a big bouquet of pink roses and the card reads: Welcome. Nana laughs and sticks the … Continue reading

March 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: The Trial

Meet the lawyers tasked with defending a 9/11 suspect at Guantanamo Bay. Follow Alka Pradhan, James Connell, and Lt. Col. Sterling Thomas as they prepare for what is being called … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Federico García Lorca: Simple song of the first desire

In the green morning,
I wanted to be heart.
Heart.

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

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