Thursday, August 15, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The US Democracy is Dying a Slow and Barely Visible Death

Ret Col. Professor Larry Wilkerson examines the danger signs from Republicans' abridging of voting rights to Trump's racist and violent exhortations, which make our democracy vulnerable. Link:

Thursday, June 13, 2019

@Friction456 Rest, Relaxation & Recovery 2019

Central Park 5 Prosecutor Resigns as Columbia Law Professor After Protest

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Central Park Five Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer resigned as a part-time Columbia Law School professor on Wednesday (June 12) following a protest from The Black Law Students Association that called on her to quit. This comes after the highly acclaimed Netflix series When They See Us, which chronicles the story of the five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger in 1989. 
Columbia's Dean Gillian Lester commented on the situation, telling Bloomberg, "The mini-series has reignited a painful—and vital—national conversation about race, identity, and criminal justice. I am deeply committed to fostering a learning environment that furthers this important and ongoing dialogue, one that draws upon the lived experiences of all members of our community and actively confronts the most difficult issues of our time." 


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Last Slave Ship Found on Alabama Coast Validates Descendants' Stories

The slave trade was abolished in 1808, but this ship, the Clotilda, sailed in 1860 and was sunk by its owner once he won his bet and sold his human cargo. Historian Sylviane Diouf discusses the discovery

Coltilda Last Slaveship