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Thoughts on the VP Debate

by Jonathan Adams on October 3 2008, 8:58AM

Racewire readers, let us know what you thought of the debate last night. More specifically, did either Gov. Palin or Sen. Biden address issues of racial justice more effectively than the other? Did they address anything you care about…

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Live From Main Street LiveStream at 1PM/EST - Day 4

by Jonathan Adams on October 2 2008, 9:41AM

Steven Rosenfeld, Steve Carbo and Sam Husseini on early voting in Ohio, combating disenfranchisement, and not getting turned away at the polls. Watch a LiveStream of LFMS Columbus as GRITtv and Live From Main Street wraps their week of special…

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¡Escuche La Raya hoy!

by Jonathan Adams on September 30 2008, 3:40PM

La Raya, radio noticias Colorlines 30 Septiembre, 2008 Lanzan camapaña publicitarian pro legalizacion. Escuche….

Topics: Schools & Youth

California Families Win, Two ‘Books Not Bars’ Bills Signed

by Jonathan Adams on September 30 2008, 10:58AM

A great victory for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, its partner organizations and for all California families, Governor Schwarzenegger signed the Family Communications Act (SB 1250) authored by Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco and the Keeping…

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Live From Main Street Columbus: Will Your Vote Count? - Day 2

by Jonathan Adams on September 30 2008, 9:58AM

The Battle for the Vote Our panel of guests (Wendy Wesier, Docia Buffington, Frances Fox Piven and Dr. Divine Pryor) will analyze the fight to register voters in battleground states and also examine the history of the voting rights crisis….

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Live From Main Street Columbus: Will Your Vote Count?

by Jonathan Adams on September 29 2008, 9:09AM

Editor’s note: Live From Main Street Columbus begins today. Stay tuned every day this week for blog posts, articles and video clips on voting rights and election protection. Listen to host Laura Flanders host Live From Main Street Columbus. Today’s…

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Register for the Facing Race Conference Today

by Jonathan Adams on September 26 2008, 11:24AM

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT FOR EARLY REGISTRATION. REGISTER NOW. Critical Moments Require Critical Mass. Gather with other movement builders at the Oakland Marriott City Center on November 13-15, 2008 to develop a racial justice agenda nine days after the…

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Ward Connerly Makes Millions Opposing Affirmative Action

by Jonathan Adams on September 26 2008, 9:43AM

Follow the Money behind Ward Connerly’s corrupt anti-affirmative action campaign. UPDATE: Check out this website monitoring Ward Connerly’s profiteering. From HuffPo: Ward Connerly Cashes In: Profiteering exposed by…The American Conservative! By Kristina Wilfore Ward Connerly, the California lobbyist who…

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Rinku and Mamdouh Stop in Oakland, CA on the The Accidental American Book Tour

by Jonathan Adams on September 25 2008, 9:37PM

Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh, the authors of The Accidental American, are making several stops across the country on their national book tour, and Tuesday, they visited Walden Pond Books in Oakland, CA. Walden Pond has served the Oakland…

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Angry About the Bush Administration’s Bailout Plan?

by Jonathan Adams on September 25 2008, 8:53AM

People in cities across the country are gathering to say NO to the Bush Bailout. With a plan that would give $700 billion to Wall St., we want to know what will happen for folks on Main St. (and…

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Bailout Brainstorm: What Are Our Ideas?

by Jonathan Adams on September 24 2008, 1:11PM

The Bush Administration is rushing for Congress accept this bailout plan, Democrats are asking for checks on Secretary of Treasury Paulson, and now, John McCain is ready to put his campaign on hold and postpone the debate to focus on…

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Advancement Project, Coalition Partners Sue State of Michigan Over Unlawful Voter Purging

by Jonathan Adams on September 24 2008, 9:19AM

On September 17, 2008, Advancement Project filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit challenging two statewide voter purge programs that could potentially disfranchise hundreds of thousands of Michigan voters in advance of the November 2008 presidential…

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NYC Annual Brides’ March Against Domestic Violence

by Jonathan Adams on September 24 2008, 7:19AM

The NYC Annual Brides’ March Against Domestic Violence, also known as the Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk, is an annual event which was started in New York City in 2001 to remember Gladys Ricart, a…

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UPDATE: Troy Davis Granted Stay of Execution

by Jonathan Adams on September 23 2008, 5:07PM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a stay of execution for Troy Anthony Davis less than two hours before he was to be put to death by lethal injection. Davis’ family and supporters, who for years have pressed for…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Crossing the Blvd

by Jonathan Adams on September 23 2008, 1:19PM

SAVE THE DATE: TUES SEPT 30, PERFORMANCE AT LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM VISITOR’S CENTER. 7 PM Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America shares the stories, sounds, and images that reveal the human toll of…

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Chris Rock on Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin

by Jonathan Adams on September 23 2008, 9:17AM

Watch Chris Rock on The Late Show with David Letterman go after Bill Clinton’s tepid support of Barack Obama. The clever race and politics comedian also compared Sarah Palin’s celebrated moose-killing to Michael Vick’s recent run-in with the law…

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Financial Meltdown Linked to Latino Vote Turnout?

by Jonathan Adams on September 22 2008, 9:48AM

By Public News Service A new national report from the Pew Hispanic Center finds “pessimism” is driving interest in the election, with 50 percent of Latinos declaring that their situations in the U.S. are worse now than one year ago….

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Help Close California’s Youth Prisons

by Jonathan Adams on September 19 2008, 8:50AM

Tell the State Commission on Juvenile Justice: Shut It Down! On September 25th, the State Commission on Juvenile Justice — the agency in charge of setting the direction for the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) — will consider following…

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NAACP Updates Its Strategy, Goes Web 2.0

by Jonathan Adams on September 18 2008, 11:15AM

H/T Chris Rabb at Afro-Netizen Everybody’s talking about change, including Ben Jealous, the NAACP’s new president, who kicked off his job at the historic civil rights organization making sure that the group will not fall into the digital divide….

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Lose Your Home, Lose Your Vote: Voter Suppression in Michigan

by Jonathan Adams on September 18 2008, 11:06AM

Democracy Now! has two great stories on voter suppression and people of color. The first is an interview with Jefferson Morley, National Editorial Director of the Center for Independent Media, which sponsors a network of online websites in Washington, D.C….

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