University student uncovers lost Malcolm X speech

(excerpt from) BET.com Brown U. Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech By David Klepper, Associated Press, 2/6/2012 In his speech, Malcolm X outlined Black Muslims’ beliefs and argued that Black Americans cannot wait for white Americans to offer them equality. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist […]

Happening now in NYC: Occupy Wall Street march against “Stop and Frisk” policy

Tonight, Friday, 10/21: Gathering at Columbus Circle around midnight for a concert with Pete Seeger; his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger; Arlo Guthrie; and Suzanne Vega. See Live Stream’s below for possible coverage. _____________ Images of march happening (Friday afternoon) in Harlem: Global Revolution Live Stream: here and/or NYC Live Stream: here Update at 2:52pm: Some people […]

NAACP urges action for Troy Davis

From an NAACP e-mail action alert: There isn’t much time. This is truly a matter of life and death. Troy Davis could be executed as early as next month, even though seven of the nine witnesses recanted their statements and the alleged murder weapon still has not been found. Last week, I sent the email […]

Action Alert: Help mother jailed for trying to send her children to a better school (that grandfather payed taxes in)

Update: If I understand the latest news reports, I believe that this woman is presently out of jail. I think she served nine days now, and one day was forgiven for time served related to this case previously. That story (with apologies from and for the judge, which I am not clear are justified): here. […]

Defend birthright citizenship!

Hat/Tip to IPR. Party for Socialism and Liberation editorial: On Jan. 5., anti-immigrant lawmakers from across the country held a press conference in Washington, D.C., announcing new legislation in 14 states aimed at undermining birthright citizenship. The same racist Arizona lawmakers who authored SB 1070 are introducing a bill that would issue a different type […]

In DC today: Court hearing for an Asa Gordon case

As our regular readers may know, Asa Gordon is an electoral activist and Green Party member who studies election law, and attempts to improve the political and electoral system with pro se law suits on important issues. You can look at some of Asa Gordon’s ideas at his website: www.electors.us Today is an important and […]

Newsday Op-Ed about civil rights, fair housing, and school district stats

Andrew Young will visit Long Island on June 2nd, to receive an award from Erase Racism. Howard Glickstein has published an op-ed in Newsday about Andrew Young and Civil Rights.

Response to the NY Democratic Party’s white, white Governor ticket

This article is a reflection of race in the 2010 NY Governor race. The starting point was a quote by Sen. Ruben Diaz about Andrew Cuomo’s actions. Diaz said, “I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor. At the same time, it worries me that Andrew Cuomo did not take the same opportunity and show a little respect and appreciation to the Hispanic community…”

An adult’s reflections on the Connetquot School situation

Patricia Burkhart is an activist and community leader from Long Island, New York. These are her thoughts on schools, and on the need for healing at Connetquot School District.

Huffington Post helps create race-issue smokescreen

KW: This is a slightly modified version of a letter I sent to the Huffington Post.  You can see the Huffington Post article, “Sen. Kevin Parker’s Rant On Race Video”, with their ridiculous and off-topic poll: here. Re: Your article and poll about Kevin Parker Dear Huffington Post, I am surprised and upset that you […]

Mark O’Luck, Kevin Parker, John DeFrancisco and Governor Paterson

A June 2011 story about Kevin Parker and the NY State Legislature: here. _______________ April 2010 post: I am happy that Governor Paterson took a reasoned approach to commenting on the O’Luck/DeFrancisco/Parker/Kreuger argument. Paterson wisely explained what Parker was trying to say in calmer language. Great move by the Governor. When everyone is fighting, it […]

State Senator Kevin Parker calls out white privilege: Caught on video

In a scene from a committee meeting of the New York State Senate, racial issues create controversy. It all starts when a white State Senator compares his experience of being the first in his family to go to college to the black struggle in America. The characters in this scenario: Committee Chair Carl Krueger (white); State Senator DeFrancisco (white); appointee Mark O’Luck (African American); State Senator Kevin Parker (African American).

Interesting Voting Rights Act decision in Ohio

from Ballot Access News Federal Court in Ohio Approves Limited Voting for Euclid School Board Elections July 15th, 2009 On July 13, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen O’Malley ruled that the city of Euclid, Ohio, should use Limited Voting in its school board elections. The decision, USA v Euclid City School Board, is here. Euclid […]

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