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The Sit-Ins and Militant Non-Violence: Greensboro, 1960

The Sit-Ins and Militant Non-Violence: Greensboro, 1960

Word of the initial Greensboro action, termed a sit-in, filtered throughout black communities and students throughout the South, overwhelmingly African American but including some Whites, began to do likewise.…

When Theaters Sue

When Theaters Sue

What happens when movie theaters sue each other? Usually if you heard…

MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical

MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical

King, who was violently repressed in life, has been commodified in death.…

Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow

Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow

Historically the state has indeed had a “double standard” in the way it handles what are perceived as threats. It attacks certain groups and ignores others. Snarky tweets, Facebook invective, and loud demands for the state to do something in Oregon may release frustrations, but don’t release any of us from the control of the ruling class. …

On the Defeat of HERO: Questioning the Answers

On the Defeat of HERO: Questioning the Answers

The problem becomes less how to build a majority base and more how to mobilize that existing base.…

Pedestrian Pete Welcomes Mayor Turner

Pedestrian Pete Welcomes Mayor Turner

I have always thought Sylvester Turner could be our first truly urban mayor, a consensus-driven visionary with a strong pragmatic streak, who understands the purpose and potential of the big American city.…

ICYMI–Sylvester Turner Wins Houston’s Race for Mayor

ICYMI–Sylvester Turner Wins Houston’s Race for Mayor

Last night, while most of us were hanging out at Poison Girl or…

Runoff Election 2015: Everything You Need to Vote

Runoff Election 2015: Everything You Need to Vote

Tis’ the season for voting! In case you forgot, there’s an election…

Let’s Do More Than Taco ‘Bout It: Regarding Planned Parenthood

Let’s Do More Than Taco ‘Bout It: Regarding Planned Parenthood

If you think that Planned Parenthood should not exist and/or provide the services it does please explore options that are both humane and legal ways to have it shut down.…

Arthur Jafa: Dreams are Colder than Death

Arthur Jafa: Dreams are Colder than Death

Black people tend to have a very particular survival strategy when presented with the white gaze. Just because you are a black person in front or behind the camera doesn't make it a black film -- pointing the camera is the white gaze. …

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