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What the 2020 Candidates, James Comey and Other Politicos Are Reading This Summer

Politico, Saturday, July 6, 2019
From the frenzy of the 2020 presidential field to Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony to the unremitting tweets of @realDonaldTrump, summer 2019 has shown no signs of slowing down. But for those who can pry their eyes away from the news, even briefly, Politico Magazine here presents... Read More »

Building Worker Power on the Docks

Jacobin, Friday, July 5, 2019
Dockworkers have power. Workers in the world’s ports can harness their roles at strategic choke points to fight for their rights on the job as well as broader social justice causes. Peter Cole brings this reality to light in a comparative study, Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban... Read More »

Durham Summerstage brings trumpet player Shamarr Allen to town for Fourth of July

, Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  Durham (WTVD) -- A taste of New Orleans is coming to the triangle. Trumpet player Shamarr Allen, who grew up in the 9th Ward, will be performing on Fourth of July at the Durham Summerstage. It is all part of the Bull City celebration of its 150th birthday. More information here... Read More »

School board faces mural dilemma: free speech or racial justice

San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The debate over a controversial mural had reached a fever pitch. Those who wanted to destroy the racially charged fresco at Washington High School argued that preservationists were asserting white privilege to save an offensive painting. Those who wanted to save it held that erasing the mural... Read More »

Most Americans still oppose reparations, but that’s shifting with younger generations

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday, July 1, 2019
Only one of the Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidency brought up reparations at the political debates last week. It was Marianne Williamson, a best-selling author, self-help guru and spiritual adviser to Oprah Winfrey, considered on the fringe among the crowded field of... Read More »

The unbearable whiteness of American charities

Vox, Monday, July 1, 2019
You’ve heard of the racial wealth gap. Meet the racial philanthropy gap. That discrepancy, argues Edgar Villanueva, translates directly into a racial philanthropy gap: a bias in how that wealth is dispersed, which keeps control away from people of color, and minimizes donations to groups run by... Read More »

Mexican-American art to be highlighted at Pauly Friedman Gallery

The Dallas Post, Saturday, June 29, 2019
DALLAS TWP. — The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery will highlight Mexican-American art this summer with the exhibition, “Hope and Memory,” from June 28 to Aug. 9. The exhibit will feature paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Marta Sánchez. In conjunction with Sánchez’ work, the gallery will host... Read More »

'Beyond Spin Control': Anti-Busing Past Not Going Away as Biden and Staff Dig Themselves Deeper

Common Dreams, Saturday, June 29, 2019
Less than 24 hours after his history of supporting anti-busing measures became one of the highlight moments in Thursday's Democratic primary debate, former Vice President Joe Biden and his staff continued to defend his position on Friday even as criticism of the Democratic frontrunner... Read More »

Sanders proposes bill to write off all student loan debt

University World News, Saturday, June 29, 2019
Challengers for the Democratic Party nomination for the United States presidential election differed last week over strategies to tackle student affordability and the US$1.6 trillion outstanding student loan debt. Senator Bernie Sanders, from the left of the party, stole the headlines by... Read More »

'The Bold Solution We Need': Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders Student Debt Cancellation and Tuition-Free College Plan

Common Dreams, Friday, June 28, 2019
More than 100 academics endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders's tuition-free college and debt cancellation proposal on Wednesday, hailing the plan as the kind of ambitious solution that is needed to tackle soaring higher education costs and provide relief to the millions of Americans drowning in student... Read More »

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