Technicolor Exposition of Diversity

by Leslie Anne Lee Technicolor Exposition of Diversity I would like to frame my thoughts by history. I think back over the various events in our nation’s relatively young past and I am struck by the fact that so much of the conflict we have been involved in has come not because of color, but…

Protesters Tortured, Jailed , and Killed

A crowd of thousands formed yesterday outside the steps of the Capitol in Belarus shouting for the President to step down amid police brutality of hundreds of peaceful protesters who were picked up off the street and shoved in vans for questioning the outcomes of the Presidential race there. They were there in protest of…

Workers walk off job across U.S., including in L.A., as part of ‘Strike for Black Lives’. This is what we need

Hundreds of workers rallied Monday outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan and in cities across the U.S. to protest systemic racism and economic inequality, joining a nationwide demonstration demanding improvement of Black Americans’ experiences in the workplace. Organizers hoped the effort would grow into a strike inspiring tens of thousands of people to walk…

Propublica offers a fascinating look at police use of force during recent protests

Not all journalistic quality comes from newspapers, networks, and cable. A good example of quality journalism is Propublica. Based in New York City, Propublica specializes in long-form investigative reporting. Analysts give it high marks for factual reporting: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/propublica/ They also say it has a moderate left-center bias. The organization, which has won four Pulitzer prizes…

Just 5 Excellent Dogs at Black Lives Matter Protests

To my and many other’s delight, people are bringing their dogs to Black Lives Matter protests. Thanks to these kind folks, the internet is now flooded with precious anti-racism dog pictures. Here are five good boys and girls that will bring you an instant smile. This pooch can definitely protect and serve me. This dog…

When the Streets Speak: Chappelle applauds young activists

Amid a national and global debate about systematic racism and police brutality, Comedian Dave Chappelle released a surprise Netflix comedy special “8:46” last Thursday, June 11. Chappelle’s video, clocking in at 27 minutes and 20 seconds, came at a pivotal moment in United States history in which citizens grapple with a global pandemic, an economic…

A Week Of Somber, A Week Of Realness

From Jane Elliot to Killer Mike, this week has brought us more wokeness content one could imagine. We even got a visual from our fave, former President Barack Obama. We wanted to bring you sort of a recap of some of the amplified voices that may have missed. Brown Eyes Blue Eyes teacher Jane Elliot…