James Hal Cone: Do we bleed for others? | Jeremy Nathan Marks
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James Hal Cone: Do we bleed for others? | Jeremy Nathan Marks

At that time, in these United States, young men like Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown were coming forward from within the ranks of the student and nonviolent Civil Rights movements and saying it was time for black people to get theirs, too. If that meant a confrontation with whites in power, so be it. If that meant offending the sensibilities of politicians and good liberal allies, they would do that, too. If that meant saying that the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King was an illusion, that the United States was not a place of brotherhood; Carmichael and Brown would not hesitate to proclaim it. Continue reading

Let Us Remember Coretta Scott King & Her Children | Jeremy Nathan Marks
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Let Us Remember Coretta Scott King & Her Children | Jeremy Nathan Marks

It is well that we recall the challenges that Mrs. King faced in the days and weeks,
months and years following her husband’s murder. Far too often historians, journalists, and filmmakers ignore the unpaid labour of women and mothers that keeps households solvent and which enables the work of social change. Continue reading

Bans, Camps, & Exclusion: Using This Moment To Recognize History’s Repetitive Cycle
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Bans, Camps, & Exclusion: Using This Moment To Recognize History’s Repetitive Cycle

It is important to note that this is not fear-mongering. Drawing historical parallels between the acts done on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Executive Order 9066 establishing Japanese internment camps on February 19th, 1949, and the executive order for a Muslim ban is reasonable thinking. It is reasonable because they are all connected by fear and, more importantly, exclusion. Understanding this connection grows our empathy toward those who are facing this exclusion. Continue reading

Brief Words For The Holiday (Apparently It’s Thanksgiving, Y’all)
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Brief Words For The Holiday (Apparently It’s Thanksgiving, Y’all)

John Oliver talked about those relatives that some of you must encounter — he was talking about those who voted red. His advice? Donate to the charities aforementioned in their honor. Not only is this a BRILLIANT idea, it serves to help these organizations prepare for what will be an uphill battle. (Thanksgiving resources the political way with “rage donations”: A list of links mentioned on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight collected just for you.) Continue reading