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Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup Attempt; Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Resources; Announcements - Black history and today; and more....

Jews, Anti-Semitism, Racism and White Supremacy

Michael Harriot The Root
Two things can be true at once. Jews are individually and collectively victims of anti-Semitism - violence, hate speech, bigotry, and prejudice - and Jewish people are beneficiaries and upholders of the American system of white supremacy.

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The Missing Malcolm X

Garrett Felber Boston Review
Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy.

Did All Chicagoans Support The Civil War?

Jesse Dukes WBEZ - Public Radio Chicago
The story of Irish-American draft resisters, African-Americans who defied the odds in order to fight, and women who found alternate ways to support the war.

Partisan Pollsters Fail Black Progressive Candidates

Pete Tucker Counterpunch
While primaries are difficult to predict, today’s polls are not just failing, they seem to be doing so in a way that makes progressive candidates of color appear to have less support than they do.

Aretha Franklin Used Her Voice to ‘Deliver Music tor Social Justice’

Ernie Suggs and Shelia M. Poole Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Aretha Franklin your music lifted us up. Queen of Soul’s influence on the civil rights movement was massive and needed. Your music, your activism, your dignity brought us hope and inspired us. Let's all Say A Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin.
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