In a matter of days, "Take Down Your Flag" has become a living song. Peter Mulvey has just uploaded a video containing the chords and framework in hopes that more people will continue to grow this song and commemorate those we've lost in South Carolina.
In the wake of unspeakable terror, unthinkable violence, I am grateful for the way musicians allow themselves to feel called to put in a pin in the hustle for a livelihood and, instead, turn their gifts into opportunities to shift thought and make meaning out of what is unfathomable.
Farm life was nothing like I'd expected. At night, pesticides drifted in our bedroom window while we slept. During the day, the poison coated the sheets and clothes I hung on the line. It was all around us. I was horrified by what I witnessed, but I felt helpless to do anything about it.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
What happened to our family is part of a larger attack on Black and Brown bodies. To impact change, we must recognize the connection between racism, hate crimes and racialized policing. While the focus for this specific attack was on African-Americans, we all have a responsibility to seek not only justice for the victims, but an end to racial injustice.
This massacre occurred on the very anniversary of a failed slave revolt, a rebellion that played a significant role in the African American liberation movement in South Carolina. Last night, that church that was torn by bullets. Violence is not God's path. We must sing louder than weapons.
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Behind us are the days of waiting for a singular face in the crowd to do the heavy lifting and to take the blows. Look in the rearview mirror to see your own face staring back at you. Ask yourself what you can do on a local level, cross-checking for global impact.
All we really need to know is that passing H.R. 1314 essentially puts the omnibus, 29-chapter Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement onto the fast track, where Congress members don't get a chance to deliberate or discuss it on the floor of the House.
"Sold out... ?! No way. Cannot be true." I swore to myself. In all of its awkward history, The Heartland Institute's conferences for climate change deniers have never sold out. This year it did, and I wanted in.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?
The 24 Hour Read-In is a perfect metaphor for libraries in New York City. There is always someone using our materials and services, day or night, 365 days a year.
Atena Farghadani, a 29-year-old Iranian painter and women's rights activist, is on trial in Tehran, Iran. She is charged with spreading propaganda against the ruling establishment, but she is considered by Amnesty International to be a prisoner of conscience.
The history-makers and leaders of this moment will be discussed, debated, lauded, and written about. Unless higher education regains its voice, its role during this period will be remembered as #ShouldHaveDoneMore.