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Friday Nite Videos | Sept 17, 2021

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10 Years Since Occupy: What Did We Learn? High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America. 9/11 and My Immigrant Experience | Hasan Minhaj. The War in Afghanistan: What Else Should We Never Forget? My Name Is Pauli Murray | Movie.

What Is Owed

William P. Jones The Nation
Any political movement powerful enough to secure policies sufficient to repair the damage inflicted by centuries of slavery will also have the power to secure a more radical and enduring transformation of our social and political order

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ Matters

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The Hollywood Reporter
Since 1984 — perhaps as an unconscious rebuttal to Orwellian fears of dystopian ignorance — Jeopardy! has been the paragon of game shows as well as a thumbed nose at perpetual complaints that television is just a vast wasteland.

Tenochtitlan, the Mexico City Wound That Hasn’t Healed in 500 Years

Eduard Ribas i Admetlla La Prensa Latina
August 13, 1521, the date on which the contingent of Spanish conquistadors led by Hernan Cortes along with thousands of indigenous allies took over the capital of the Mexica or Aztec empire, the most powerful force in Mesoamerica at the time.

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African Europeans: An Untold History

Eric Martone New York Review of Books
Reviewer Martone calls this book "a well-researched, ambitious, accessible, and concise but comprehensive introduction to this neglected story in European history.”

Friday Nite Videos | July 30, 2021

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Housing Discrimination. All the Streets Are Silent | Trailer. Capitol Police Officer Recalls Racial Abuse on Jan. 6. How Do People Get Sucked Into Online Conspiracies… and Find a Way Out? Why the US Army Tried to Exterminate the Bison.

The Ku Klux Klan Was Also a Bosses’ Association

Chad Pearson Jacobin
The KKK should be understood not just as a white supremacist organization, but as an employers’ organization: it violently resisted the revolutionary gains of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and sought to keep the black masses toiling in submission
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