Month: June 2012

Originally posted on CANVASS 44:
Laser cut and hand painted and assembled wooden campaign button to support Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012. This one is Red, White, and Blue, and is about 2.5″ square.  Metal pin back. Available here. $15 of the proceeds goes directly to the President’s re-election…

Originally posted on Motley News:
Last September, 2011, I came across an article about Roselle, which was Michael Hingson’s guide dog at the time he was on floor 78 in Tower One of the World Trade Center when tragedy struck on that fateful day of 9/11/2001, and posted…

Originally posted on Bless Your Hippie Heart:
For the last week my darling daughter Rachel has asked me to make her some “Smack Mackem” which is her silly term for Salmon Croquettes.  I’m not sure if this is a Southern dish or if people everywhere eat Salmon Croquettes,…

Originally posted on Drayton's Gazette:
Khalil Muhammad on Facing Our Racial Past June 29, 2012 Bill and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, head of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of The Condemnation of Blackness, discuss the importance of confronting the…

Originally posted on Drayton's Gazette:
Author Douglas Blackmon on 20th Century Neo-Slavery June 20, 2008 Many Americans are not familiar with Juneteenth — but now 29 states recognize the 19th of June as a state holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the 1865 day that General Gordon Granger of the…

Originally posted on Word by Word:
I’m not one for compiling lists of what I am going to read ahead of time, because I value too much the freedom and spontaneity of a vast sea of choices each time I finish a book, and often the reading experience…

Originally posted on Anderson Cooper 360:
With convicted serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky behind bars, new questions are surfacing about what Penn State officials knew about a 2001 incident involving the former assistant football coach’s encounter with a boy in the shower — and whether they covered up the incident.…

Originally posted on Things My Belly Likes:
tin-less wonder Much as I love the Campbell’s soup kids (they’re ginger…c’mon!), I can’t condone their tomato soup which manages to be somehow both too salty and too sweet. What’s that about? In fact, it’s not just Campbell’s. It’s all tinned…

Originally posted on Silver Poetry:
    She of female colour works a cherry path tripping rainbow wind and flaunting a song, the nightingale rapture… A bountiful traveller, her bowl swimming, a vagrant obstreperous kite. This leonine hue, this invigorated sunrise, she is yolk. Woman spills from her delicate fingers, impolite yet…

Originally posted on Thoughts from the Outdoors:
———— Soft focus morning floats down on the wings of whippoorwills… A lonely loon haunts the water with its tired, lost voice.. Tossing stones inside circles within circles… watching the rings expand into a raging torrent of my own creation… until…

Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor (CNN) — First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned pitch for black churchgoers to embrace political action on Thursday in a speech to the country’s oldest black religious denomination. “To anyone who says that church is…

Originally posted on okieprogressive:
Romney on Health Care Reform by Bob Murl Bearden ‎The Affordable Health Care Act (Commonly known as Obama Care and why not?), survived a supreme court challenge swimmingly with the usual 5 to 4 decision that has come to be expected in America only…

The Obama Truth Team Tipsheet

By Jueseppi B.         I’d love to take a moment to savor yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, but we don’t have time.         Already, Mitt Romney and Republicans are out with outright falsehoods about Obamacare — their favorite distortion being that this is […]

Originally posted on Vikram Roy's Blog:
Illustration by Vikram Roy © 2012. It was calm moonless night; Rahul found himself at the darkest corner of the graveyard; like a ghost was rising upon smoke. A little light was coming from inside the church was filled up with…