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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Awww. I can’t even imagine my childhood without my local library. When kids can’t even afford to go to the library, how are they going to learn to read? Twelve-year-old Mathew Flores is a bit different from the rest of us. He loves junk mail. Until recently, advertisements were the only reading materials available to […]

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Amen

I’m really glad he said it. I get tired of rape jokes — I wouldn’t wish rape on anybody: In a wide-ranging speech before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama implored popular entertainment outlets to stop making jokes about prison rape. “We should not tolerate […]

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It’s turning into “where were you when you heard?” Already. It’s turning into “what was life like, before the war?” Already. It’s turning into the biggest change, the biggest alteration, and it only took a decade. Except it didn’t. It took a hundred lifetimes. http://www.thegailygrind.com/2013/03/21/lgbt-history-photos-of-gay-couples-from-the-1880s-1920s-tbt/ I think we have this idea, in America. We have […]

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For the victims

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Jon Stewart last night

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Happy Juneteenth

Link: WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? Juneteenth is an annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.  Texas was the last state in rebellion, following the end of the Civil War, to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual […]

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What’s not to love about this Pope? His moral courage is an example to us all. Via The Guardian: Pope Francis has called on the world’s rich nations to begin paying their “grave social debt” to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change, saying failure to do so presents an undeniable risk to […]

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Pope Frank: Spread the wealth!

Conservatives really, really hate it when Pope Frank says things like this: Handing over wealth to the poor is Christianity – not communism, Pope Francis told Catholics. The pope struck back during Mass Tuesday at critics who accuse him of promoting socialist ideals, saying they misunderstood the Gospels’ central theme, reported National Catholic Reporter. “Poverty […]

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Wanna adopt a school?

The Phillip H. Sheriden Elementary School is in a really poor area, right near the largest open-air drug market on the East Coast. This kindergarten class caught my eye because the teacher isn’t asking for any hi-tech toys or iPads, just the basics: A carpet for kids to sit on. Seat organizers. A couple of […]

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