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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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Treating erotic dancers like carnival games is apparently normal in Alberta

It’s a looney game all right. Apparently in Alberta, Canada, local laws separate nude dancers from patrons by 1 meter. As a workaround, patrons toss 1- and 2-dollar coins at the dancers. Sometimes, these tosses are far from gentle. In … Continue reading

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Black students’ lives matter!! Being a teenager is not a crime!

Lots of horrible news coming at me about school/campus violence today. On the one hand, increasing mass shootings make military-style defense sound sensible. Maybe. (I’m waiting for more details out of Oregon before I comment.) On the other hand, Birmingham … Continue reading

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Standing by or walking by

I hear her, I believe her, and when I cross paths with violence, I will find a way to help her.

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White suspects, black victims

It’s not specific; it’s systemic. For 15 years, writing headlines was among the important duties of my job as a news copy editor (in Atlanta and New York). I haven’t published a news headline in about 8 years now, but … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sharing the wise words of my friend Mia D’Avanza, because I couldn’t say it better myself (and I thank her): Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which “was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred … Continue reading

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