Jonathan Adams

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Government Requires Gardisil for All Immigrants

by Jonathan Adams on September 16 2008, 2:46PM

H/T Feministing From USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today a revised list of vaccines required for applicants seeking to adjust status to become legal permanent residents. This revision follows guidance from the Department of Health and…


Four Little Girls Who Changed the World

by Jonathan Adams on September 16 2008, 2:14PM

On September 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four little Black girls, none older than fourteen years old, were killed in that bombing. Their deaths, like the death…

Topics: History

New York IDs to Track Transborder Travel, McCain Reveals Spanish Ads Criticizing Obama on Immigration

by Jonathan Adams on September 16 2008, 9:00AM

McCain Criticizes Obama en Español Senator John McCain’s campaign began running an advertisement on Spanish language television stations in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico over the weekend that accuses Obama and fellow Democrats for a failed immigration reform bill when…

Topics: News Items

Racist “Obama Waffles” souvenir sells like hot cakes

by Jonathan Adams on September 15 2008, 9:24AM

Activists at a conservative political forum snapped up boxes of waffle mix depicting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a racial stereotype on its front and wearing Arab-like headdress on its top flap…The box was meant as political satire,…


Whoopi Goldberg asks McCain if she should be worried about slavery?

by Jonathan Adams on September 15 2008, 9:00AM

John McCain was dodging answering a question about abortion directly when Whoopi Goldberg, The View’s voice of reason these days, asked him if she had to worry that his Supreme Court nominee’s strict reading of the constitution would also…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

The Melanin Matrix

by Jonathan Adams on September 12 2008, 3:52PM

H/T Gawker…


Celebrate the release of The Accidental American

by Jonathan Adams on September 11 2008, 2:16PM



Tyra Banks Discusses Skin Bleaching

by Jonathan Adams on September 11 2008, 8:23AM

Watch Tyra Banks discuss her season opening episode on a controversial subject among people of color—skin bleaching. The former supermodel, who is quite open about wearing color contacts and fake hair, describes her audience’s outrage at a mother who…


ICE Arresting Parents at Airports?

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

H/T Bill O. Hing of ImmigrationProf FIrst, ICE was just raiding our homes and jobs. Then, we reported on parents being afraid to pick up their children from school for fear that they may be arrested by agents. Now,…


Alvin Ailey Performer Forced to Dance to Prove Identity

by Jonathan Adams on September 9 2008, 11:53AM

h/t The Daily Voice A performer with the Alvin Ailey dance company was forced to perform dance steps for Israeli police to prove his identity, according to published reports in the international media. Abdur-Rahim Jackson is traveling with the…

Topics: Global Affairs

Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

by Jonathan Adams on September 9 2008, 9:54AM

Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed by the state of Georgia on September 23, even though his serious claims of innocence have never been heard in court. Troy Davis was convicted of murder solely on the basis of…


Rice Laments Lack of Black Diplomats; VA Allows Voter Drives

by Jonathan Adams on September 9 2008, 8:11AM

V.A. to Reverse Ban on Voter Registration Drives The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that it will allow voter registration drives among veterans living at federally run nursing homes, shelters for the homeless and rehabilitation centers across the country….

Topics: News Items

Day of Blogging for Justice: “I Am a Community Organizer”

by Jonathan Adams on September 8 2008, 8:28AM

The mainstream media is wrapped up in the presidential election, but bloggers have a much better view of the ways that top down politics have not always delivered the change that we want to see in our communities. Today,…


RNC ends as it began… with protests.

by Jonathan Adams on September 5 2008, 10:50AM

H/T firedoglake Hundreds of Demonstrators Detained at RNC By: Lindsay Beyerstein Police detained hundreds demonstrators on the final night of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Approximately 250 people were arrested shortly before John McCain took to the…


VIDEO: What America Do You Want to Live In?

by Jonathan Adams on September 5 2008, 8:49AM

Topics: Immigration

Green For All National Day of Action 09.27.08

by Jonathan Adams on September 4 2008, 12:48PM


Palin Attacks Community Organizers

by Jonathan Adams on September 4 2008, 12:02PM

h/t to the ever ready Jay Smooth on Sarah Palin, during her lauded introduction to the national political stage, decided she would play up her experience as mayor by criticizing Barack Obama’s work as a community organizer. What…


PBS’ Frontline/WORLD presents: A Village Called Versailles

by Jonathan Adams on September 2 2008, 2:04PM

h/t angry asian man In a section of eastern New Orleans called “Versailles” resides the most dense ethnically Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. The name refers to “Versailles Arms,” the New Orleans East public housing project where a group…

Topics: Katrina

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC

by Jonathan Adams on September 2 2008, 7:59AM

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar have all been released from police custody in St. Paul following their illegal arrest by Minneapolis Police on Monday afternoon. All three were violently manhandled by…


Jason Riley Makes the Case for Open Borders

by Jonathan Adams on August 29 2008, 8:39AM