“Ferguson October” and the Effect of Militarized Police Forces on Minority Communities
One of the main reasons I wanted to travel the sixteen plus hours to St. Louis to participate in the weekend of national resistance called "Ferguson October," was to make a visible stand against the militarization of our police forces.
Something to Think About: Really? The liberalism our courts have displayed is extreme
In the last week, there has been a story from Arkansas where a young man named Demias Jimerson has been barred from scoring too many touchdowns!
It seems this story has gained some level of national prominence because of its sheer ridiculousness. read story
Readers Write: "An open letter To Rich Funke"
Editors Note: Betty DeFazio, executive director of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York's Action Fund Political Committe,has written the following letter to Republican Senate candidate Rich Funke, regarding his position on the Women's Equality Act: read story
Race to Nowhere
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's vitally important for African American and Hispanic parents and families in particular, to understand, with regard to progressive education policies, or really the lack thereof, President Barack Obama has not been our friend. read story
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio. In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access to tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress the vote. In North Carolina, the Appeals Court granted an injunction to restore same day registration and out of precinct voting. It didn’t strike down early voting restrictions because of time constraints, but they did acknowledge that reducing early voting is a way to suppress the vote. read story
Celebrate Farms and Schools
In October, America celebrates the harvest, and specifically initiatives to put healthy, locally-grown food on our children’s plates at school.
And, it all starts with America’s farmers and ranchers. read story