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Fighting Racism With a Racist in the White House 7.2.2019 Truthout.com
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on how all movements can center the struggle against racism.

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Giant Cross Washes Up on Florida Beach 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The man who discovered the wooden symbol claims it is a divine message.
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Maurice Carlos Ruffin on how his dystopian future novel reflects being black in America today 30.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“My name doesn’t matter,” proclaims the narrator of Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s debut novel, “We Cast a Shadow.” “All you need to know is that I’m a phantom, a figment ….” The first words of Ruffin’s book seem to be a tribute to the opening of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” which begins, “I am in...

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5 Ways to Protect the Planet Without Disenfranchising People With Disabilities 27.1.2019 Truthout.com
Despite their vulnerability to climate change, people with disabilities often are omitted from relevant policy making.

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Fla. secretary of state quits after photos show him in blackface as 'Katrina victim' 25.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Michael Ertel stepped down shortly after the Tallahassee Democrat showed the photos to the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida elections chief resigns after photos of him in blackface and ‘Katrina victim’ shirt emerge 25.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim.

Secretary of State Michael Ertel, who had been on the job less than three weeks, resigned just hours after he testified about election lawsuits...

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Pedagogy for Profit: Education Under Capitalism 23.10.2018 Truthout.com
Neoliberal capitalism has turned the wrecking of public schools into a source of profit for the wealthy.

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Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs 15.10.2018 Truthout.com
Millions affected by the storm are voicing outrage at the Trump administration's inadequate response.

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Searches intensify after body is found in Hurricane Michael's wake 14.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already been recovered, tempers are flaring, and power could be out for weeks.
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Protecting Voting Rights After Hurricane Florence 11.10.2018 Truthout.com
Voting rights advocates are taking steps to ensure displaced people have access to the ballot in the upcoming election.

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This Organization Is Trying to Get Hurricane Florence Survivors Home Quicker 4.10.2018 Truthout.com
Many in North Carolina were left homeless by the storm and its still receding floodwaters.

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New Gulf Coast Fossil Fuel Projects Produce as Much Pollution as Coal 3.10.2018 Truthout.com
The projects release as much pollution as 29 coal-fired power plants running round the clock.

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Recent Disasters Reveal Racial Discrimination in FEMA Aid Process 1.10.2018 Truthout.com
Black and Latino populations affected by property damage are less likely to access aid of any kind.

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Trying To Protect Seniors, The Most Vulnerable, From Formidable Foe Florence 15.9.2018 Truthout.com
Seniors are among the most vulnerable populations when it comes to disasters or extreme weather.

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Not Everyone Can Evacuate as Hurricane Florence Approaches 13.9.2018 American Prospect
(Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Ocean water rushes down the street in Frisco, North Carolina, on Hatteras Island on September 13, 2018. As Hurricane Florence bears down on North and South Carolina, officials have ordered more than one million residents to evacuate across more than 300 miles of coastline. But as the storm rapidly approaches, and as preparations are under way to protect buildings and land, thousands of people will be unable to leave. In low-lying rural areas likely to be most impacted by the storm, many low-income residents don’t have the money to flee. Still others, like hundreds of prisoners in South Carolina, are simply not given the option. It is perhaps in times of disaster that inequality best manifests itself, because the richest and most-privileged have the resources to ensure their own safety. The story repeats itself whenever we see another “storm of the century”—which seems to happen more and more frequently. For residents of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, it’s a ...
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The Money Behind Neo-Confederate Corey Stewart’s US Senate Campaign 20.8.2018 Truthout.com
Stewart has continued to champion the Confederacy during his Senate bid.

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Teaching for Black Lives and Bearing Witness Through Poetry 9.8.2018 Truthout.com
This essay describes how a class uses poetry to assert identity and justice.

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Virginia Anti-Corruption Movement Faces Down Corporate Backlash 20.7.2018 Truthout.com
It's a rigged system that has repeatedly put electricity consumers in Virginia at an economic disadvantage.

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Shifting Politics on 287(g) Immigration Enforcement 13.6.2018 Truthout.com
Has your state or local community been involved in the program?

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Ballot Measures in Southern States Would Further Restrict Abortion Rights 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
States aren't only limiting access to abortion.

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