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John Lewis pleads again for action on gun violence

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Eisner Awards

It’s been quite a week for John Lewis. Part Three of his graphic novel, March, has been shortlisted for a National Book Award. ) no-repeat scroll -160px -15px;display:inline-block;float:right;height:30px;overflow:hidden;width:140px;} March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) ~ Andrew Aydin (author) More about this product List Price: $49.99 Price: $33.74 You Save: $16.25 (33%) His fifteen-year fight to see the creation… Continue Reading →

Wonderful news

This is something that can make a real difference if they’re successful. I can’t tell you how many people are being held because they can’t afford bail:

Holding defendants in jail because they can’t afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court.

It’s the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail amounts and jailing those who can’t pay.

“Bail practices that incarcerate indigent individuals before trial solely because of their inability to pay for their release violate the Fourteenth Amendment,”
the Justice Department said in a friend of court brief, citing the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.

PREACH

The Rev. William Barber, architect of North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement, ripped the roof off the Wells Fargo Center last night.

Just watch the whole thing. You won’t regret it.

Black Lives Matter Confronted Counter-Protestors And What Happened Next Is Breaking The Internet

Unity

Black Lives Matter: ‘No More Walls!’ As a group of protesters representing the Black Lives Matter movement marched in Dallas, another group arguing that All Lives Matter were counter-protesting at the same time. When the two groups met, instead of shouting, or hate, or anger, or fear, there were, instead, embraces. “It’s time for us to… Continue Reading →

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