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General Discussion Forum / Cost of College
« on: March 30, 2021, 06:56:46 AM »

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Politics / Video: Joe Manchin Is An Out Of Touch Moron
« on: March 28, 2021, 08:50:18 PM »
He is definitely out of touch.  He has better not speak at a civil rights group's gathering commemorating an anniversary.



www.rawstory.com/joe-manchin-filibuster-2651227877/


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Politics / What do republican voters expect?
« on: March 28, 2021, 12:28:35 PM »
I guess they thought that the republicans would only go after people of color, the poor and immigrants.


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General Discussion Forum / A gator encounter in South Carolina
« on: March 28, 2021, 10:50:34 AM »
Be careful.  Think. Use your head.  A gator's tail can break a person's leg.

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Alligator harassment: SCDNR investigates Fripp Island incident
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a photo surfaced of a man grabbing an alligator's tail.

  WJCLUpdated: 7:34 PM EDT Mar 27, 2021

Brooke Butler
Anchor/Reporter

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General Discussion Forum / MLK, Jr. and Malcolm on March 26, 1964
« on: March 27, 2021, 10:56:29 PM »
 This Day in History
March 26, 1964: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship

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Kentucky man who killed 2 Black customers at Kroger pleads guilty to federal hate crime charges

March 22, 2021 at 4:26 pm EDT
By Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. — A Kentucky man serving life in prison for the 2018 murder of two Black customers at a Kroger supermarket pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime and weapons charges.

Gregory Alan Bush Sr., 53, of Louisville, had previously pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the Oct. 24, 2018, murders of Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vickie Lee Jones, 67, both of Louisville, at a Kroger in nearby Jeffersontown. He was sentenced to prison in December.

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General Discussion Forum / Unionization fight at Amazon in Alabama
« on: March 22, 2021, 05:27:39 PM »
The Black Freedom Movement has done a lot to free up this nation.  While this is not the Black Freedom Movement per se, it is not an accident that our people are leading this push.


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Politics / Warnock speech and McGhee interview
« on: March 22, 2021, 12:30:05 PM »
Rev. Warnock had the much talked about speech on the Senate floor on voting (video).



Right after Democracy Now showed the speech by the Senator, Amy Goodman interviewed Heather McGhee.  She mentioned some of the points in Reverend Warnock's speech, and her interview was right on point (video).


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Politics / Maya Wiley is running for mayor of New York City
« on: March 21, 2021, 12:50:57 PM »

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The Southern Strategy Explained

I will add for a solution that the democrats need to organize the base voters like it was done in Georgia.  Do not ignore them, and read up on Lee Atwater.


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Mills College, Oakland university steeped in history, is closing
Mills was the first women’s college to offer a cs major in 1974, the first and only women's college to reverse a decision to go co-ed in 1990 and the first single-sex college to adopt an admissions policy welcoming transgender students in 2014.


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Acworth is about 176 miles from Cordele in Crisp County on I-75.

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Man arrested after eight people killed in shootings at massage parlors in Georgia
Eight people were killed in shootings at three different massage parlors in Atlanta and Acworth, Georgia, on Tuesday, according to police and multiple news outlets. It’s understood four people were killed at Young’s Asian Massage in Acworth, while in Atlanta three Asian females died at Gold Massage Spa and one Asian female died at Aroma Therapy Spa. A male suspect, Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock, has been arrested and authorities are “very confident” he was responsible for all three shootings, according to Captain Jay Baker from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities said it was not immediately clear if the Asian women were the targets of the shooting and did not offer a motive for the attack.

https://twitter.com/Rover829/status/1372005606652002305

https://twitter.com/DianneG/status/1371992642830090242

https://twitter.com/DianneG/status/1371994822861524992

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With All Eyes On Country Music, Will Black Nashville Get The Reckoning It Deserves?

February 19, 2021   10:00 AM ET
Jewly Hight

Andrea Williams

Country music's longstanding race problem suddenly became a hot topic in early February after the white, twenty-something, good ol' party boy and newly minted country chart-topper Morgan Wallen was caught on tape drunkenly shouting a racist slur. Despite the fact that he was promptly booted from radio rotation, streaming playlists and award eligibility, and "suspended" by his label Big Loud in an ambiguous distancing gesture, sales and streaming of his double album surged.

Nashville-based writer Andrea Williams quickly emerged as an expert of choice for media outlets of all kinds, for good reason: She merges critical analysis with activist conviction and firsthand testimony, having watched her producer/musician husband Dre Williams marginalized as a Black man in an industry that privileges whiteness. Even before the Wallen scandal hit, Andrea Williams and NPR Music contributor Jewly Hight already planned to unpack the recent responses to the white supremacy embedded in the country music industry — ranging from the insufficient to the challenging, and originating with insiders, outsiders, institutions, corporations and grassroots coalitions alike — since the broader reckoning with the devaluing of Black lives and labor reshaped the national dialogue last summer. They tackled it all in this two-way conversation.

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Politics March 10, 2021
Stacey Abrams Has a Plan to Dismantle the Filibuster and Protect Voting Rights
And she thinks it can get support from reluctant centrist Democrats.

    Ari Berman
    Senior Reporter

As Republicans in the Georgia state legislature passed a series of voting restrictions over the past 10 days, Stacey Abrams, the state’s leading voting rights activist, saw an ever more pressing need to reform the filibuster in the US Senate. And she has a plan for how to do it.

The Georgia legislation and the Senate rules might seem unrelated, but to Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 2018 and founder of the voting rights group Fair Fight Action, they’re directly connected. “Republicans are rolling back the clock on voting rights,” she says. “And the only way to head that off is to invoke the elections clause of the Constitution, which allows the Congress—and the Congress alone—to set the time, place and manner of elections at a federal level.”

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In the same way that Democrats can pass budget bills and confirm judges and Cabinet members with a simple majority, legislation protecting voting rights should also be exempt from the 60-vote requirement, Abrams says. 

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As states crack down on voting, advocates look to Congress

By Benjamin Barber   March 10, 2021

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The PRO Act would undo decades of Southern anti-union laws rooted in racism
By Olivia Paschal   March 11, 2021

The U.S. House of Representative passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act this week, with 42 House Democrats from Southern states as cosponsors.

The bill is one of the most ambitious attempts to strengthen the rights of workers and unions in decades. Its centerpiece is a provision that would override so-called "right-to-work" laws by allowing unions to collect dues from represented workers in states with such laws even if those workers have not joined the union.

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"As America works to recover from the devastating challenges of deadly pandemic, an economic crisis, and reckoning on race that reveals deep disparities, we need to summon a new wave of worker power to create an economy that works for everyone," Biden said in the statement. "We should all remember that the National Labor Relations Act didn't just say that we shouldn't hamstring unions or merely tolerate them. It said that we should encourage unions. The PRO Act would take critical steps to help restore this intent."

The bill was first introduced in Congress last session, when the Senate was still led by Republicans. With Democrats narrowly controlling the Senate this year, it theoretically stands a better chance — but will likely be stymied by the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to break. Just one senator from the South has signed on to sponsor the bill to date — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. Discussions are underway in the Senate about reforming the filibuster, which itself has a long history of being used to block civil rights legislation.

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