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Major King Events Chronology: 1929-196

This is a brief timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. This is a good time to talk to your family and ask them what they remember about King. Also,...

The 2010s: A Decade Of Protests Around The World

2019 has become known as a year of protest. But this year does not exist in isolation: Protests have been emblematic of the entire past decade. The 2010s began with the Arab...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces The Water Dancer Book Tour

After attempting to deliver us all from evil with the beautifully written Between the World and Me, and his essay collection, We Were Eight Years in Power, award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates—who arguably may be the...

These Oklahoma Marijuana Dispensaries Are Suing Facebook

Seven Oklahoma dispensaries allege they’ve been placed in “Facebook jail” and are seeking reparations from the social media giant. Facebook can’t decide if it loves or loathes cannabis. Around this time last...

Virginia Decriminalizes Marijuana, But Legalization Is Likely Years Away

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Sunday he had approved legislation that decriminalized marijuana in the state. The law, placed on the governor’s desk in March, eliminates jail time for simple marijuana...

Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Rodney Reed’s Family Demands Retrial Amid...

The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape...

The War On Drugs Isn’t Over, According To The FBI

FBI data indicates that drug possession arrests are on the rise again, following a nine-year decline. Here are two facts that, when read side by side, might hurt your brain. A...

Mica Mined By Child Laborers in Madagascar Ends Up in US Products

A mineral used in electronics, automotive and even in cosmetics to add sparkle to makeup is being mined in Madagascar by an underground army of child laborers, NBC News reports. Mica is mined...

Press Freedom Victory: Democracy Now! Reporters Win Landmark Settlement over 2008 RNC Arrests

Note from 5/29/20: Following today’s arrest of CNN reporter Omar Jimenez in Minneapolis, we are highlighting our past coverage of the 2008 arrest of Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and two producers while they...

Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

While Civil Rights activist, dreamer, and legend Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is actually January 15th, American public school calendars impact the date it is actually observed. Martin Luther King Jr....

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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