Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Pain of Modern Life: Loneliness and Isolation

Our current socio-economic order way of living in this world is not how humans should be. According to Mohandas Gandhi, “all humanity is one undivided and indivisible family,” and without this sense of community, we are left feeling lonely and lost.

24th Correctional Officer Sentenced to Prison in Jail Racketeering Conspiracy

Twenty-four correctional officers have been convicted for their participation in the jail racketeering conspiracy. Sixteen BGF gang members and associates were also convicted for participating in the racketeering conspiracy.

VIDEO: After Marriage Equality and Obamacare, Mixed Results from SCOTUS on Abortion, Pollution, Executions

While the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage and Obamacare were favorable amongst the public, their rulings dealing with abortion access, air pollution, executions and elections were not so desirable.

‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’

Frederick Douglass told a crowd gathered in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 that to slaves the white man's celebration of the Fourth of July is a "sham." And today, the gross injustice and cruelty he was talking about are still existent.

If Islamic State Had Burned Down Four Churches, It Would Have Been Headline News

Arson directed at African-American churches is on the rise in recent weeks with seven burnt to the ground. But the question remains: Is terrorism “raced” in the U.S.?

VIDEO: Legendary Detroit Activist Grace Lee Boggs Turns 100; Watch Never-Before-Aired Interview

To mark her 100th birthday, Democracy Now pays tribute to the legendary activist and Detroit-based community organizer Grace Lee Boggs with never before seen interviews.

What Moved Marriage Equality from Taboo to Justice?

It's an inspiring story of our society's continuing struggle to evolve toward dignity and mutual respect. And on June 26, the Supreme Court helped evolve our country toward dignity and mutual respect as well as love.

VIDEO: 'This Flag Comes Down Today:' Bree Newsome Scales SC Capitol Flagpole to Remove...

Bree Newsome, a 30-year-old African-American woman, scaled the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina State Capitol and unhooked the Confederate flag. While she was arrested, her actions went viral.

Police Barring Release of Videos Showing Cops Killing Unarmed Innocent Man

While the LA County DA ruled the Gardena police were justified to shoot an innocent man and his friend, the victims’ families, who watched the videos, contradict the official narrative. And now the Gardena Police Department is seeking to suppress the video.

The Lonely American

In today's technological day and age it's impossible to build relationships and structures that are vital for civic engagement and resistance to corporate power. Yet, have we been transformed into commodities?