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MaryLovesJustice Prayer Meeting, Oct. 11, 2015, call-in 818-572-2947. Perverse Corrections. Corrections officers in numerous facilities force inmates to duel for their entertainment.
American Vernacular invites you to tune in and join the conversation as we discuss the political, economic, social and cultural issues facing the nation from an urban perspective. Hosted by Sandra Booker. Be sure to visit us at www.americanvernacular.org.
In this episode, we will be talking about Black Lives Matter, Economic Boycotts, and the importance of civic engagement for marginalized groups of people.
OUr guests this evening are:
Anson Asaka - Attorney, - writes at his blog New Possibilities
Anoah J. Changa - Attorney - writes at her blog: Momma Justice
Ellen Gee - host of online radio show Evolution of Perspective
Brother Polight Interviews Tazaryach's wife. The Hebrew Israelite Woman must finally be heard. Exclusive Interview.
Back in June, I (Bram Sarkowski) was contacted by fellow Anti-Racist friend Rigel about a planned KKK rally at the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. Being that we had connected in Anti-Racist groups online and had watched the horrors of Charleston & discussed what could happen with a KKK rally, we were both primed to take a stand against this group there. Rigel was our fearless leader, having protested with Occupy Cincinnati & other movements, and worked to coordinate a road trip among us Anti-Racist friends. Amy from nearby Rigel was on board and we were able to contact West Columbia, SC local Ami Propagator to join us at the statehouse. With plans in place and generous support from friends, we all converged on Columbia on Friday, July 17. We all stayed in the same hotel just blocks from where the Confederate flag had flown for 54 years until recently. What we saw on the day of the rally was a mass of people, mostly against the KKK, gathering to listen to Black Power & Black Justice groups on one side of the statehouse. After standing in solidarity with them, it was clear that the KKK had arrived and we all made our way to the other side of the building...to catch a sight of pure ignorance and hatred in person... What happened next will be left up to our guests Ami, Rigel and Amy as we all come together just after a month later. I look forward to talking with my friends once more. Won't you join us? Let's get the conversation going...
We have been off a few weeks enjoying the summer and are coming back to do this explosive show that will delve into topics such as police brutality, the poaching of Cecil the Lion and yet another attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Be sure to tune in!!!!
We planned on doing this show both on Monday and Wed. We are doing it this morning.
We will play sections and critique.
Donald Trump in Iowa: 'Drudge is amazing'
By HADAS GOLD
7/25/15 2:58 PM EDT
Trump had little good will for the rest of the media in his speech here in front of a packed auditorium of more than 600 people at Oskaloosa high school (with at least 400 in an overflow room). The billionaire real estate mogul opened his speech by bashing the Des Moines Register —whose reporters he had banned from the event, his team said on Friday, illlay sections ill pWe will play sctionsbecause the paper had published an editorial calling on Trump to drop out of the race.
“The Des Moines Register is standing outside too," Trump said to cheers from the audience. “It's a super liberal rag that’s not respected around here.”
(During the event, the Register’s chief political correspondent Jennifer Jacobs tweeted that the paper did in fact have a reporter inside the auditorium covering the event).
Trump said the press often misquotes him and doesn’t accurately report how many people come out to see him or how much he’s worth.
“A lot of political press is great like 30, 35 percent,” he said. “Some are so dishonest. You'll have a crowd like this and they'll say it’s miniscule.”
Last night Bernie Sanders had house parties throughout the country. Over 100,000 people signed up. I went to one in the role of a blogger and was blown away by the group of people attending. Bernie Sanders has been accused of having supporters that do not reflect the demographics of America. It seems like the Black Lives Matter protest at Netroots Nation 2015 has completely changed the character of his campaign operation.
This particular Bernie Sanders house party did not only reflect America, it reflected Houston, it reflected Texas. Moreover the stream beamed into homes throughout the country was also very diverse. Bernie Sanders has not changed his message. He enhanced it. He made it more reflective. He made it more inclusive.
Currently the polls still show Hillary Clinton with a substantial lead. It also shows Bernie Sanders constantly chipping away. Will there be a real populist vs status quo Democratic Primary after all?
With a recent outrage about the death of Texas resident Sandra Bland it is time now more than ever to have a discussion on what we can do to further the #blacklivesmatter movement. Black communities across the nation have been victim of police harassment, discrimination, violence, and unfortunately deaths at much higher rates than any other ethnic groups. We want to have a discussion about the reality of what is occurring nation wide and what we can do to combat these injustices. Join us for the conversation and come with your constructive ideas to progress.
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