Marshawn Lynch Sits During Anthem In Preseason Game; Gains Online Support

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) sits during the national anthem prior to the team’s NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided…

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The Problem With Confederate Monuments

Towns across the American south are reckoning with whether or not to tear down Confederate statues in public spaces. For New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, taking down the monuments felt like a necessity, despite the tension it brought forth in his city. “I didn’t start the problems with race in this country, but I did…

via The Problem With Confederate Monuments — The Atlantic

Mother of Suspect Who Allegedly Plowed Into Charlottesville Protesters Speaks Out

As officials try to make sense of the violent clashes that left three dead and dozens injured at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., the mother of the man who allegedly plowed his car through a crowd of counter-protesters is also trying to understand her son’s actions. In an interview late Saturday, Samantha Bloom…

via Mother of Suspect Who Allegedly Plowed Into Charlottesville Protesters Speaks Out — TIME

Whiteness Under Siege: Attacking Affirmative Action

The Justice Department is planning to investigate affirmative action programs at universities and sue them for “discrimination against white applicants.” 1). There is no such thing as ‘reverse racism’. White supremacy is a system of power created by white people for white people – at the expense of minorities. Systematic oppression only works in one direction, it […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Convenes Grand Jury in Russia Probe

(WASHINGTON) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter. The grand jury began its work in recent weeks and is a sign that Mueller’s inquiry…

via Special Counsel Robert Mueller Convenes Grand Jury in Russia Probe — TIME

Alma Smith Jacobs: First African American to Serve as Montana State Librarian

Alma Smith Jacobs was the first African American to serve as Montana State Librarian. She served as Head Librarian at the Great Falls Public Library from 1954–1973, and in 1973 was named Montana State Librarian, serving until 1981. Jacobs was born in Lewiston, Montana on November 21, 1916, to Martin Luther and Emma Smith. She…

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Hempcrete Could Change The Way We Build Everything

Originally posted on Openhearted Rebel: By Joe Martino, Collective Evolution First off, what is Hempcrete? As the name suggests, hempcrete is a building material that incorporates hemp into its mixture. Versatile and hardy, it can be used for wall insulation, flooring, walls, roofing, and more, and is fireproof, waterproof, and rot-proof, provided it’s used aboveground.…

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