Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Mariann G. Wizard :
Why ‘Black Lives Matter,’ a lot!

Those interested in the reasons for black oppression by the state may conclude that it adds to the corporate bottom line. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | October 20, 2015 As a jack-of-all-trades writer and 50-year political … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
Why ‘Black Lives Matter,’ a lot!

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Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

With this song, son-of-the-South Earle aims to help convince the Magnolia State to eradicate the Confederate symbol from its flag. By Michael Simmons | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2015 “It’s largely about empathy,” says Steve Earle of his … finish reading Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

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Dick J. Reavis :
We are the New Union Army!

It’s time to wear our colors as we work to help finish the Civil War. By Dick J. Reavis | The Rag Blog | July 12, 2015 In a recent book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, professor, SNCC veteran, … finish reading Dick J. Reavis :
We are the New Union Army!

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Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

Demonstrator at Moral Monday protest, Raleigh, N.C. Image from newsobserver.com. The battlelines are drawn:Right-wing neo-secession or a third Reconstruction? In this war for the heart and soul of the U.S., the battle for the South stands front and center. By … finish reading Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

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Tom Hayden : Trayvon Martin and the Super-Predator Myth

Photo by Joshua Trujillo / AP Images / SeattlePI.com The super-predator myth: Trayvon died for our sins The evidence of a violently divided America can be understood in the failure of the criminal justice system, where rationality and objectivity are … finish reading Tom Hayden : Trayvon Martin and the Super-Predator Myth

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Jay D. Jurie : ‘Approved Killing’ in Florida

Emmett Till, left, and Trayvon Martin. Image from Tumblr. Intimations of Emmett Till: A ‘shocking story of approved killing’ in Florida Today the pre-1960s explicit racial ‘code’ has been supplanted by the implicit code upon which ‘profiling’ is based. By Jay … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : ‘Approved Killing’ in Florida

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Larry Ray : The Right of Americans to Love and Marry

There’s a problem when the stars and stripes exclude some Americans, forcing them to have their own flag. Image from iHandbill. The right to love and marry:Picking the fly specks out of the pepper Conservative judges on the Supreme Court … finish reading Larry Ray : The Right of Americans to Love and Marry

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Lamar W. Hankins : Lyndon Baines Johnson As Tragic Hero

Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, August 1972. Image from the LBJ Library / PBS Newshour. Lyndon Baines Johnson:  My tragic hero LBJ was doomed from the start, trapped by earlier mistakes that he could not avoid without being vilified by … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Lyndon Baines Johnson As Tragic Hero

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Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation from Freedmen’s viewpoint. Illustration from Harper’s Weekly, 1865. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The Emancipation Proclamation:The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ The candidacy of President Obama in 2012 offers a continuation of the struggle for political rights against the most sustained racist assaults by … finish reading Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Storied Texas Civil Rights Attorney David Richards

Texas civil rights lawyer David Richards in the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Photo by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog. Inset below: Richards, right, with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Storied Texas Civil Rights Attorney David Richards

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Rules are Rules: ‘The Passion of Bradley Manning’

Rules are rules as any fool can see: ‘The Passion of Bradley Manning’ By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | May 9, 2012 [The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Rules are Rules: ‘The Passion of Bradley Manning’

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Jay D. Jurie : Trayvon Martin’s Fatal Shortcut

Travon Martin, 17, played for his high school football team.Walking while black:Trayvon Martin’s fatal shortcut By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2012 SANFORD, Florida — During the intermission of the NBA All-Star Game on February … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Trayvon Martin’s Fatal Shortcut

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