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07.06.2020

Darshell McAlpine & Her Autobiographical Book Leaving With My Marbles

Darshell McAlpine & Her Autobiographical Book Leaving With My Marbles

By RW Anton & Jhon Sánchez Sandwiched in between Hurricane Harvey and the Coronavirus pandemic, one woman continues to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. She is the boss of Boss Lady Press and my sister, Darshell McAlpine. My mentor, Jhon Sánchez, and I read her book, Leaving With… »

07.06.2020

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

“It feels like it’s more than just a moment. Finally, finally it’s more than just a moment.” By Jake Johnson – Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States—and, in stunning displays of solidarity, around the world—poured into the streets Saturday demanding an end to police brutality… »

06.06.2020

George Floyd, Presente!

George Floyd, Presente!

“We’re here today because George Floyd is not here,” Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s first African American Attorney General, said on Wednesday afternoon. “He should be here. He should be alive, but he’s not.” Ellison then announced he was elevating the charge against fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder. »

06.06.2020

The Good, the Potential, and What Might Happen

The Good, the Potential, and What Might Happen

Already we’ve seen, as a result of people taking to the streets in the United States: Four policemen indicted. More racist monuments dismantled. Some minimal and inconsistent limit on what the New York Times editorial page will defend having done in the way of spreading evil. Some minimal and inconsistent limit on… »

06.06.2020

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the wake of a recent spate of killings of African Americans, including at the hands of the police. In a statement issued on Friday, they urged the… »

06.06.2020

This is what Nonviolence Looks Like in NYC

This is what Nonviolence Looks Like in NYC

Nonviolence has always been placed “outside” of our societies, and instead we’ve invested considerable resources in developing sophisticated equipment to keep us “safe”. But in front of this crisis and the unrest that goes with it, new faces and new voices are showing how a courageous and powerful attitude can… »

04.06.2020

The Meaning of Floyd From Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

The Meaning of Floyd From Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

By Gustavo Espinoza & Jhon Sánchez ‘Floyd’ in the dictionary of names is a surname that means ‘gray-haired.’ In 2013, It was also the leading plaintiff in the case against the City of York for the unconstitutional stop and frisk practices during the Bloomberg administration. Today, it means the knee… »

04.06.2020

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

To the Chinese American Community: My name is Eileen Huang, and I am a junior at Yale University studying English. I was asked to write a reflection, maybe even a poem, on Chinese American history after watching Asian Americans, the new documentary on PBS. However, I find it hard to… »

03.06.2020

Crisis and the Will to Help

Crisis and the Will to Help

By Jhon Sánchez Since the first moment the coronavirus crisis started, there have been a blooming of organizations, mutual funds, or groups of neighbors who get together to help the unemployed, the undocumented, or the disabled. People have different motivations to do selfless acts. I think of the volunteers of… »

03.06.2020

The Murder of George Floyd Is Normal in an Abnormal Society

The Murder of George Floyd Is Normal in an Abnormal Society

By Vijay Prashad Silence There is no need to write these words, no need to read them. All this has been written before. There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his… »

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