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Ready for real talk and real history? George Washington's Mount Vernon was the home of a sociopath.

Ever since I began writing this Freedom’s Journal column at the Tribune back in 2015, I always wrote about upcoming events. For example, I’d write that an anniversary date is
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“If history has taught us anything, it is that no real progress is possible without the presence of black people.”

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"Why was it so easy to support the Parkland youths while the youths in the Movement for Black Lives were repudiated and disregarded?

Black people can...not be treated as if the issues that impact us are ours alone when they are connected to the entire structuring of the Western world. If history has taught us anything, it is that no real progress is possible without the presence of black people. True progress begins when we show up for black youths who have the courage to fight for a world better than the one they inherited."

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I’ve been processing seemingly contradictory emotions since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. I am at once in awe of and humbled by this youth resistance movement and its solidarity efforts, and yet almost indescribably devastated. This feeling of devastation goes beyond the tragic and preventa...
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See you in the streets March 14th!

It should actually count as extra credit.

Student walkouts for gun control have gone nationwide following the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Even Warren Buffet said that his company didn't do anything to earn this windfall. Meanwhile, the teachers of West Virginia are striking to stop a pay cut. How does that make you feel?

Remember how excited Paul Ryan was about that public school employee getting an extra $1.50 per week?
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Rich people like him are why we can't have nice things—like a freakin' beach.

When you’re having a picnic, the last thing you want is ants, and when you’re a billionaire venture capitalist, it’s equally irksome to have plebeians accessing the beach next to your 89 acres of land. On Thursday, Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla filed a 151-page petition with the Sup...
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Happening now in NYC: A Working People's Day of Action

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Thousands of working people and our allies are standing up nationwide to demand an end to a system that’s rigged against us. We are fighting for the freedom for... strong unions, equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools—a secure future for all of us. We are live from NYC and DC.

We will rise up and fight. When we join forces and stick together, we are unstoppable. #UnrigtheSystem

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Corporate America will always support mass murder—until people make them stop.

Companies are severing ties with the National Rifle Association en masse.
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The trouble with NPR.

If a measles epidemic were sweeping the nation, with a mounting death toll of children, it’s unlikely that NPR News would respond by bringing on Jenny McCarthy ...to explain why vaccination wouldn’t save lives. And if they did feature her or other anti-vaccination voices, you can be fairly sure that NPR would follow up with experts expressing the scientific consensus that vaccines do in fact limit the spread of infectious diseases.

But when it came to reporting on the epidemic of mass shootings, All Things Considered gave a platform to the gun debate’s equivalents of anti-vaxxers, in a segment that gave no scrutiny to their claim that more guns are the solution to gun violence.

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Reporting on the epidemic of mass shootings, NPR gave no scrutiny to the claim that more guns are the solution to gun violence.
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Occupy Wall St. is with Armaan Bhati.

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#EverybodyStrike Support West Virginia Teachers!

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"If the police who are supposed to be professionally trained in these matters, can’t tell the difference between a toy gun and a real one, how am I supposed to trust a teacher?

Is this just another step in the prison to pipeline mission? Seriously, what is the real agenda?

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I will not allow my Black child to stare at a gun on their teacher’s hip during math.

You will not use my child as a guinea pig for a new police state, so IF you arm white teachers, I’m pulling my Black son out of school. If this is the ONLY solution that you can come up with to aid in keeping children safe, I’m sure I can do a much better job with not only his education but his safety as well."

- Danielle, Mamademics

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Guns have no place in a school and definitely not in the hands of white teachers with Black students. If this is the solution, I'm pulling my Black son out.
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