Inequality

Loving Day

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:25
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Loving Day SCOTUS struck down interracial marriage bans.

Loving Day, celebrated on 6/12, marks the day the Supreme Court struck down state bans against interracial marriage. This day is named for Loving v. Virginia, the interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving.

Youth Knows Racism

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 08:55
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These are challenging times, and your friends at Sesame Street are here to help. Their new hub is filled with videos, playful learning activities, and ways to help families stay physically and mentally healthy. 

The Sesame Street Muppets are staying home, too, but still connecting with friends online—and each week they post new videos, like Singalong with Elmo or Snack Time with Cookie Monster.

Today, they will talk about Racism - https://www.sesamestreet.org/  They are hoping you will be there!

Mother Nature’s Scorn

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 06:40
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On the eve of Mother’s Day 2020, Mother Nature reclaims herself. She creates, she protects, she nurtures, but when threatened she can certainly destroy all of us, if we don’t straighten up and live the right way, we will all perish.

Help Worthwhile Cases

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 08:48
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Equality requires all members of a society have equal standing. However, in sickness, the most serious cases must be prioritized.

Coronavirus tests and financial support must be offered first for those who really need it and without exceptions.

Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes are reportedly being tested without symptoms. https://apnews.com/b8dcd1b369001d5a70eccdb1f75ea4bd

Justice For All?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 09:07
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Will there be real Justice from #SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts? His legacy may hinge on whether he allows the #GOP to get away with a sham #impeachment trial.

“Does a trial presided over by the Chief Justice without witnesses further undermine public confidence in institutions like the Supreme Court?” US Senator Elizabeth Warren.

This is the third time in history a U.S. Supreme Court chief justice presides over a presidential impeachment in the US Senate but the first time for one who has clashed openly with the very president whose fate hangs in the balance.

Blind Justice For Some

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:45

Paul John Manafort Jr. is an American lobbyist, political consultant, and convicted felon. The Republican joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign team in March 2016 and was promoted to campaign chairman from June to August 2016.

Paul Manafort’s slap on the wrist is a good example of American injustice in action While in school I may have spent more time in detention and inside the principals' office than he will now serve in his prison sentence.

The Forgotten Americans

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:21

An economic agenda for a divided nation Podcast featuring a conversation with Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich.

This sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation’s economic inequalities will take place today at 2P EDT, so tune in to watch Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) join Brookings economist Isabel Sawhill for a discussion on advancing the economic interests of American workers who feel disenfranchised by inequality and job losses.

Justice In Doubt

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:50

Is POTUS massive Brett Kavanaugh charade collapsing right before our eyes? What happened to government in the sunshine? Should we call in the FBI before Dr. Ford is compelled to testify? Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the research psychologist who has accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sex assault during his high school days, says the feds should reopen its background investigation. Kavanaugh's accuser demands an investigation before testifying https://cnn.it/2xyEHfA

Hard at Work

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/02/2018 - 08:27

As the nation celebrates this national holiday weekend we call Labor Day, we look at who and what is working or not much.

This is a public holiday as well as a day of festivities held in honor of working people. While it is celebrated in the USA and Canada on the first Monday in September, in many other countries around the world, it is celebrated on May 1.

More from TED Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day? -Kenneth C. Davis https://youtu.be/YqmPE2HtkyU

Threat To Democracy

Submitted by ub on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:32

SOS -After a half-century, there is an increased threat to democracy. Our way of life is in peril and we may lose it all from within. This according to new statistics released on inequality data.

Researchers point out there is nothing new, just that it has now increased to an alarming rate. In the past, Democratic governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations slowly responded but when the largest democracy on earth is threatened is creates erosions of the global democratic process.