Political Activism

Bob Moses: a civil rights leader with a second act

Ironically, Moses didn’t even take part in the historic 1960’s meal-bar sit-ins that led to the creation of the SNCC. He read about them in the newspaper in his Harlem apartment. But he was inspired by the courage and eagerness shown by the students, barely a few years younger than …

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Chronicles of the Punjab: high confidence, echo of activism but no direct political beneficiary

The jubilation may be ebbing, but the farm laws, the turmoil they sparked, and their withdrawal more than a year later have sparked an air of confidence in the state’s Jat community. Sentiment may not align with the overall economic situation in Punjab. Yet the peasantry, from marginal farmers to …

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Lancaster County elected officials must condemn three percent movement and other dangerous extremists [editorial] | Our opinion

THE PROBLEM “Members of a militia movement that views the US government as tyrannical and promises to oppose it by force of arms, if necessary,” met on December 11 at a Lancaster County restaurant in full view of other patrons , according to witnesses, LNP | LancasterOnline’s Carter Walker reported …

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CAIR says second ‘spy’ for anti-Muslim group has come forward

A week after the dismissal of the executive director of the Ohio branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for spying on the organization of an anti-Muslim group, the CAIR national office announced on Tuesday via its Twitter account that a second “spy” had been identified. The second anonymous …

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Black Women Tell the Truth About Corporate ‘Charities’, Ending Inequalities

I have been studying black philanthropy and fundraising since about the start of the pandemic and my research has led me to black pioneers like educator and civil rights activist Jean E. Fairfax and entrepreneur Madame CJ Walker. Their work serves as a role model for marginalized people seeking to …

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When the news sensationalizes crime | Special report

VSThe glut of criminal stories related to gender-based violence has long been watched by independent observers, watchdogs and organizations working on gender issues. There is an ongoing struggle to make journalists understand the sensitivity required in covering sexist incidents. Things have improved slightly, so there is still a long way …

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The author and activist of the Bell Hooks is remembered for his important works

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content provide perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. bell hooks The iconic black feminist author, teacher and activist has joined the ancestors. As scholars and teachers of Black Studies, we are grateful …

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A plan for grassroots climate activism

Until a few years ago, climate change had never crossed my mind. Growing up in Texas, the subject was not brought up in school, in the local news, or in conversations. Now, rarely a day goes by that I don’t think about this looming threat to our way of life …

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CIRCLE survey shows media creation fosters trust and civic engagement in adolescents

A to study through Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tisch College (CIRCLE) examined how adolescents under the voting age engage in social media in a way that encourages political engagement and activism. The survey, conducted from September to November 2020 and published in October …

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SONDERMANN | despicable Colorado division duo | Chroniclers

Eric Sondermann They couldn’t be more different. Their views have nothing in common. Ditto for their constituencies. Yet in many ways Lauren Boebert and Tay Anderson are similar figures with a common approach to politics. By looking in the mirror, each one might well see the reflection of the other. …

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