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Code Red: E. J. Dioone’s Plea To Save The United States

E.J.Dionne has given up on waiting for Conservatives to find a backbone. The only way to save the country is for Progressives and Moderates to work together and vote for the Democrat left standing. The Brookings Institute will host an interview with Dionne tomorrow discussing his new book "Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country,” 

 

Monday, Feb 24, 2020 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM EST

The Crown Act: Fighting Hair Discrimination

We’ve all seen or heard of stories about black children being pulled out of class and black employees having their jobs placed in jeopardy over their hairstyles. Last month, for example, Texas high school student Deandre Arnold made headlines after he was suspended over his locks and told he needed to cut them before he would be allowed to graduate.

Books in Blackface

The bookselling behemoth recently announced that their flagship Fifth Avenue location will partner with publishing giant Penguin Random House to celebrate Black History Month and highlight diversity. And if you assumed this news meant B&N planned to shine a spotlight on black authors or even books about black people, you’re wrong. Instead of focusing on the content of books, they had had a different, more Bookman-like approach:

They put their books in blackface.

67 Years Later, Bayard Pardoned Posthumously

He was a chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, a crucial strategist on nonviolent tactics and an adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bayard Rustin was also openly gay. And in 1953, he was arrested for having consensual sex with men in Pasadena, Calif. The “morals charge,” which was often used to target gay people in those years, remained a stain on his record and nearly sidelined him from the movement he helped create.

Backlash Against the 1619 Project

The NYT recently reported that high school history textbooks used across the United, but geared for the big sales in California and Texas, tell two different stories about United States. In the Texas version issues like slavery are white washed. A travesty.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.htm

Evangelist Kanye West to Headline Anti-LGBTQ Event

Kanye West will stop in Phoenix this weekend to headline Awaken 2020—a 10-hour evangelical event that has garnered criticism from LGBTQ community members and their allies.

Suze Collins and the Infernal Charlie Brown Football

Senator Susan Collins says that she is working with a group of Republican Senators to see if witness testimony will be allowed in the Senate impeachment trial. 

Taking bets on whether the outcome will be better than when she said that she was seriously deliberating on how to vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation. At that time, she give her confirmation speech with a Mississippi Confederate seated at a table behind her.

I hope I'm wrong in where I'm placing my bet.

Republicans Claim Democrats Loved Qasem Soleimani

Nikki Haley said Democrats mourn the loss of  Qasem Soleimani 

Joining Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Monday night, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley discussed the response to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Suleimani, saying that “the only ones mourning the loss of Suleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.”

Lest you worry we are taking Haley out of context, she tweeted out the clip herself last night.

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