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Empathy Matters

The Harbus | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices
The Harbus

Empathy matters. It enables us to recognize and understand the emotions of others when happiness occurs and when tragedy strikes. It pushes us to reach out when someone is in need. It impels us to speak less and listen more. I need more of it. We all need more of it.

Marshawn Lynch Says He'd Rather See Kaepernick Protest Than Get Killed

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.21.2016 | Black Voices

Leave it to Marshawn Lynch to make more sense out of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest than a lot of his celeb peers. When the former Seatt...

Where Are The Leaders?

William E. White | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
William E. White

Look at the current political mess. Where are the leaders? "We the People" need inspiration, but there is a dearth of leadership. Across the political spectrum--local, state, and national politics--selfishness, denegation, dishonesty, and partisanship are the rule.

Kaepernick On Death Threats: Killing Me Would Only Prove My Point

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports

For his role in spearheading a protest movement and amplifying an ongoing discussion about racial inequality in America, Colin Kaepernick has been rew...

Is Colin Kaepernick A Real-Life Captain America?

John Milewski | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
John Milewski

Here's the thing, you don't need to agree with Kaepernick about his cause or his tactics in order to respect his right to protest, his expression of responsibility, or his intentions.

Entire High School Football Team Kneels During National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.17.2016 | Sports

A San Francisco high school football team took a knee during the national anthem on Saturday to protest racial injustice, following in the footsteps o...

Veterans Who Fought To Protect Kaepernick's Right To Protest Never Thought He'd Actually Take Them Up On It

John Baxter | Posted 09.14.2016 | Comedy
John Baxter

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest of institutional bias during the national anthem in a recent pre-season football game, the gesture unleashed a wave of pro-anthem, anti-free-speech indignation that has dominated the social media landscape ever since.

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration steps in to support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and te...

Will The Stars Appear On Occupy's 5th Birthday?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.13.2016 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today.

The National Anthem Question

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Robert F. Walsh

I'll admit my first reaction was disappointment when San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem before a preseason game because he didn't feel pride in a country oppressing people of color.

It's Time For Colin Kaepernick To Stand For The National Anthem And Stop Being A Punk

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.13.2016 | Sports
Steve Siebold

It's time for Colin Kaepernick and all these other players who refuse to stand for the national anthem to grow up and get some American pride. They're an embarrassment to football.

Player Reveals Seahawks' Plan For National Anthem

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.11.2016 | Sports

The Seattle Seahawks will present a united front during the playing of the national anthem prior to Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphin...

Three Black Volleyball Athletes Salute Kaepernick, Kneel During Anthem

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.09.2016 | Black Voices

Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem has inspired many athletes to follow suit, including three black college volleyball players at Wes...

Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall Kneels In Protest During National Anthem

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.15.2016 | Sports

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall became the latest athlete to kneel during the U.S. national anthem in a protest against ...

Anger On The Path To Peace

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Marina Cantacuzino

It is a strange truth that the actions of someone who I consider to be one of the most blatant warmongering individuals on the planet propelled me onto the path of peace.

'Green News Report' - September 8, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major earthquake rattles Oklahoma, linked to fracking; Violent confrontat...

Finally! Occupy Wall Street's One Demand is Revealed

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.07.2016 | New York
Jerry Ashton

And, it's a good one - an invitation to join with a significant number of the original Occupiers and their supporters on Saturday, September 7 (S17) and celebrate Occupy's fifth anniversary in NYC's Zuccotti Park.

Why unemployed graduates will ignore Zimbabwe's ban on protests

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Dan Hodgkinson, University of Oxford Zimbabwe is in the throes of a popular revolt. Since May 2016 hundreds of activists - informal traders, unemploy...

Colin Kaepernick and the Constitution

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Kaepernick's protest has elicited various responses. President Obama has supported his action, arguing that his response has raised legitimate issues. Others have vilified him.

Why Anthony Weiner Can't Stop Showing His Penis

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.06.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The current news about Anthony Weiner presents a unique problem to Life in the Boomer Lane. Having used all of her best humor in her previous two posts about him, she isn't sure where to run with this latest inability Weiner has, to keep his penis in his pants.

British Airways Computer Failure Causes Big Delays At Multiple Airports

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 09.06.2016 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - Air passengers suffered lengthy delays in Britain after a computer glitch hit British Airways check-ins and Black Lives Matter prot...

I Disagree With Colin Kaepernick's Protest. But Ain't That America?

John A. Tures | Posted 09.06.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

The rest of the world is watching to see how this country will act. And though I am not a Kaepernick fan, and don't agree with his message, his right to do so needs to be broadcast to the whole world.

This Pipeline Could Erase An Important Part Of Native American History

Ben Railton | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Ben Railton

Today, we see an even more collective and organized communal protest unfolding in Standing Rock. It's quite possible that the Dakota Access Pipeline will be built nonetheless--the dark histories have too often overcome inspiring activisms.

Sitting Down While Standing Up

Roy S. Gutterman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Roy S. Gutterman

In modern professional sports, Kaepernick's stand (or seat) is a rare and welcome example of high-profile, highly-paid athletes taking a stand on important public issues.

As Millions Debate Colin Kaepernick's Righteous Stand, I'd Like to Explain Why I Burned the American Flag

Joey Johnson | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

I fought for five years until victory when the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is protected political speech. Today, same flag -- even worse nationalistic chauvinism.