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From Notre Dame to Flint, Our Giving Exposes Who We Are

Wei Jia and Azadeh Shahshahani Colorlines
Authors Wei Jia and Project South’s Azadeh Shahshahani explore why the cathedral is being rebuilt by billionaires, but—five years after the water crisis began — Flint still doesn’t have safe water.

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.

Tidbits - November 16, 2017 - Reader Comments: Sexual Predator on the loose in Alabama; North Carolina Black Church vandalized; Worker Abuse, Sexual Abuse; Russian Revolution; Muslim Ban - new resource; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: Sexual Predator Against Prosecutor of KKK in Alabama; North Carolina church vandalized this week by KKK; Picketing Kennedy White House against nuclear weapons; Worker Abuse and Sexual Abuse; Looking back - 100th Anniversary of Russian Revolution; Readers catch errors in Portside posts; How Should Progressive Talk About Muslim Ban - new resource; Announcements - New York City politics; Anti-Semitism today; Asian dance benefit for Puerto Rico; and more..

White Nationalists Plot Election Day Show of Force; Greenville Church Burning, Vandalism Investigated as Hate Crime

Ben Schreckinger; Brianna Cox; Morgan Howard, Mary Brantley Politico; Atlanta Black Star; Mississippi News Now
White nationalists plot election day show of force - KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote. The Oath Keepers, a group of former law enforcement and military members often showing up in public heavily armed, is advising members to go undercover and conduct 'intelligence-gathering' at polls. The predominantly black Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi was burned "Vote Trump" graffiti was scrawled on it.

5 Black Churches in the Ferguson Area Have Burned Since Last Week, Media Shrugs

Ben Forstenzer U.S. Uncut
In the last 10 days, five black churches have been set on fire in the St. Louis area. And unlike the last wave of black church fires this summer in which weather played a role in some of the fires, these all appear to be the work of arsonists. The lack of media coverage about these fires is highly-noticeable, given the media’s hyper-intensive coverage of rioters in Baltimore setting fire to a CVS earlier this year.

Tidbits - July 2, 2015 - Condition of Black Life - Our Real Problem with Race; Take Down Your Flag; Black Churches Being Burned; Greek Referendum; Columbia Divests From Prisons; more...

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Reader Comments: The Condition of Black Life...Our Real Problem with Race; Take Down Your Flag 140+ artists post videos; Black Churches Being Burned; Greek Referendum; Columbia Divests From Prisons; Naomi Oreskes and Changing Climate; World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race; Iran Nuclear Deal; About George Soros and the Ukraine...More Comments; Donate to Rebuild the Churches Fund; Announcement - Art Exhibit of Boycott Posters - Tacoma - July 2-16

String of Nighttime Fires Hit Predominately Black Churches in Four Southern States

Bill Morlin Southern Poverty Law Center
In what may not be a coincidence, a string of nighttime fires have damaged or destroyed at least six predominately black churches in four southern states in the past week. The series of fires – some of them suspicious and possible hate crimes — came in the week following a murderous rampage by a white supremacist who shot and killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
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