Category Archives: History

#NoBanNoWall #NewYorkWelcomesAll

Notes from the #NoBanNoWall protest rally in Battery Park, lower Manhattan: Unusual sign: “I am conservative. I am appalled” plus on the reverse side, Hebrew lettering alongside English reading “For You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt” — an … Continue reading

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A war criminal in the civil rights struggle escapes justice — and we learn this on Holocaust Remembrance Day?!

White supremacy is pure evil. It is toxic and poisons us all. The Emmett Till murder has long been a prime example. First there was the miscarriage of justice in his murderers’ trial. Then later, they confessed their guilt, and … Continue reading

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“Kodak moments” should have been available to everyone, since before there was a Kodak

Sharing this spectacular gallery of tintype-style photographs from the AFROPUNK festival not only because the images and their subjects are GLORIOUS. In this gallery, Brazilian-born fashion/culture photographer Driely Schwarz offers a drop of corrective to an injustice that dates to … Continue reading

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“A new day in South Carolina” = “That’s not black progress. That’s white progress.”

OK it is done. That nasty Confederate battle flag will fly one last night on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds and then be consigned to a museum, which is the only place where it belongs. Y’all know I have some thoughts … Continue reading

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Charleston terrorism

Sooooo…. Charleston. Yeah, I’ve had and will continue to have a lot to say on this subject. Quite a lot. But as a favor, I’m collecting it in this one post. More may come, but I’ll update this as long … Continue reading

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Bigots like beards

Anti-gay jerks have been saying gays could always get married — as long as it’s to persons of the opposite sex (aka beards). Now they are finally speaking out loud the absurd inverse: that heteros can’t same-sex marry. It’s transparent … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tea Party gov in Kansas does not understand how civil rights progress works

GRRRRR.  “HER unilateral action was bad, but MINE is good!” says asshole governor, repealing his predecessor’s protections for state’s queer public employees. More proof that the Right’s actions are rooted in far baser and more hateful motivations than mere “free … Continue reading

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