Utah on Target to Eradicate Homelessness by 2015

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An end to homelessness? In 2005, Utah set out to do something very different than the typical strategy of getting the hard-core homeless off drugs and alcohol, and making them jump through enough bureaucratic hoops to obtain some state assistance and finally get what they need most: permanent housing. Utah started a pilot program that […]

President Obama’s speech at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington DC

President Obama spoke on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Watch what he had to say in the video below. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Speech Transcript To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to President Clinton, President Carter, […]

Jay Smooth’s Video Response to the Don Lemon Rant

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Don Lemon’s ‘Fix’ for Black Communities Last week, many were shocked by Don Lemon’s rant about sagging pants, littering and unwed parents.  On CNN, he gave what seemed like a five point plan for fixing black communities.  Even more shocking, he did this in reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict and also to admonish African […]

President Obama’s Speech on Trayvon Martin & the Future of America

President Obama’s Speech on Trayvon Martin I’m not going to say too much, because I honestly believe that it’s more important that people listen to Obama’s speech. The video, which you can view below, shows Obama as raw as we’ve ever seen him.  It was a point of pride for many, as our president navigated […]

Sagging Pants Could Get You Jail Time in St. Louis


According to St. Louis native and social justice blogger at Michelle Parrinello-Cason, sagging pants is about to become a crime in St. Louis. An ordinance which currently includes nudity, sexual acts and public urination as forms of indecent exposure, could also make it illegal to “wear pants below the waist, which expose skin or undergarments”. Read […]

Republicans Dismayed Over Loss of the Asian Vote {BlogHer}

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Republicans Dismayed over “loss” of the Asian Vote {BlogHer} by Grace Hwang Lynch Don’t make me say I told you so. In Mandarin Chinese, there is a phrase, wo gei ni shuo. Literally translated, it means, “Let me tell you…” But it also implies that you should pull up a chair, because what I have to say […]

Bill O’Reilly Whines “White Establishment is Now the Minority!”

Bill O’Reilly Whines “White Establishment is Now the Minority!” I found this video today and wanted to share… You know what O’Reilly? White people did vote for Obama…and they weren’t all women. My brother-in-law was one of those people…he has a son with Autism and strangely enough, he believes that his son deserves equal access […]

Opinion: Why Latinos Need to Vote {NBCLatino}

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Opinion: Why Latinos Need to Vote by Stephen A. Nuño Some argue that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney deserve your vote on Tuesday. But you are a fool if you consciously decide not to vote for president on Tuesday. You are a fool because this is your country and this is a democracy, and to abstain from […]

Dying to Vote: Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain

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Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain My Precious Babies, Mommy voted today. I didn’t get to vote during the last Presidential election because I was with you, D’Lo, at Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital – witnessing the fight of your life. Already an emotional wreck from watching your battle, I cried deep tears when Barack Obama was elected. I knew in that moment, […]