The Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929 was long known as our nation’s bloodiest Valentine’s Day. Yet, the massacre of 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, is now the deadliest. Al Capone has been upstaged.
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I recently took part in the ‘You Can’t Deport a Movement’ action against the deportation of immigrants. The event was organized to support the cause of NYC immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir who the government is looking to deport.
A group from “World Can’t Wait, Witness Against Torture” and the ACLU came to the main area of Grand Central Station in NYC on Thursday to say a loud “NO!” to Trump’s plan to keep Guantanamo open.
If, as a society, we are going to adjust our moral compass based solely on the letter at the end of a politician’s name, Americans are just proving that our country has no moral compass altogether.
Taking on the cause of his brother, Akeem Browder was nominated to run by the state Green Party
Once we lose intellectual honesty on issues such as violence in politics, that is when it has been determined that we as a nation are on the road to destruction. We cannot be divided along party lines when it comes to political violence.
The Black Lives Matter social justice movement has been recognized with a global peace prize
Artist John Legend told the New School University crowd he “wanted to make it clear what percentage of the Rikers population have not even been convicted of a crime, 80%”.
Many immigrant rights organizations hold Know Your Rights presentations, and if you call them, they will gladly come out to an event you will hold, to make immigrants aware of their rights.
Five years ago, the NYPD murdered Ramarley Graham, a black unarmed teenager, and brutalized his family in their own home. They had initially trailed Graham for “walking with a purpose.”