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America’s Last Slave Ship Could Offer a Case for Reparations

Jay Reeves AP
The discovery of the last ship that brought Africans to the United States as slaves may offer a test case for reparations. Relatives of steamship owner Timothy Meaher, still live in Mobile. So do descendants of the people he enslaved.

One Night, Two Executions, and More Questions About Torture

Liliana Segura The Intercept
payer vigil against execution One veteran pharmacologist...testified that a 500-miligram dose of the acidic drug would rapidly destroy pulmonary capillaries and lung tissues upon injection...resulting in a sense of terror and drowning.

Tidbits - December 21, 2017 - Reader Comments: Alabama Election; #RememberInNovember; Tax Bill; Mueller Firing Rapid Response; Police Shootings; 7 Words; Birth Control; Stealing Workers' Tips; William Pelz - R.I.P.; U.S. Foreign Military Bases; and more..

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Reader Comments: Alabama Election - What Lessons?; Tax Bill - #RememberInNovember; Nobody Is above the Law — Mueller Firing Rapid Response - Check your zip code to find action near you; Police Shootings; Those 7 Words; Elected Officials - Men - Don't Know Sh*t About Birth Control; Stealing Workers' Tips; William Pelz - R.I.P.; Oscar Grant Vigil in Oakland; Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases; and more....

Friday Nite Videos | December 15, 2017

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Black Women Save America from Roy Moore. "I Want a Marriage Like They Had in the Bible." Doug Jones Wins in Alabama; Moore, Bannon and Trump Lose. How to Be the Perfect Rape Victim. R.I.P. The Internet.

The Victory in Alabama - Black Voters Crucial - How Roy Moore Was Defeated (four perspectives)

Bill Fletcher,Jr; Ally Boguhn; Kira Lerner; Douglas William Portside
98 percent of black women and 93% of black men voted for Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones yesterday in Alabama, a state where black people make up a quarter of the population. Black voters made up 28% of the electorate on Tuesday, a turnout that hasn’t been seen since President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Since those numbers started to trickle in late last night and early this morning, one thing became clear: black voters saved America from Roy Moore.

The Grassroots Won Alabama’s Senate Race

Isaiah J. Poole Our Future
The mobilization for Jones was just the latest chapter in “decades and generations of groundbreaking work to win voting rights” and “deep, proud movement building.”
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