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Weekly Round Up: NFL Helmet Bans and Tips for Getting Your Life in Order

Already 2 weeks down in 2014 – be strong and stick to those resolutions! Here’s what our speakers have been up to thus far in the new year.   In the Memphis Flyer, Susan Douglas publishes a scathing condemnation of right-wing political spending.  “Among the many visionary goals of our nation’s right wing — impoverish […]

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Weekly Round Up: 2013 in Voting Rights, Science Reads, and Wine

Last blog of 2013!   With a little help from Steven Strogatz at the New York Times, Annalee Newitz at io9 puzzles through the mystery and consistency of Zipf’s law, formulated by a linguist in 1949, which accurately predicts rank and frequency, power and size relations in everything from languages to cities to bodies.  She

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Weekly Round Up: Black Geniuses and the Feminist Police

Rinku Sen observes the passing of Nelson Mandela, the distortion of his legacy, and the lessons for racial justice activists.  If you’d prefer good news, Rinku Sen comes through for you again in this video which compiles 10 wins for racial justice in 2013.   Crosscut talks to Dr. Charles Johnson and his daughter Elisheba Johnson about their collaboration on Emery Jones:

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Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna Leads the Opposite of her 90s Media Blackout

You might never guess it’s the same public who led a feminist media blackout in the 90s, refusing to speak to news outlets out of a well-earned distrust, because Kathleen Hanna is everywhere!  Despite their having published a condescending piece on her in 1992, Hanna has a friendly interview with USA Today where she talks about the filming of the Punk

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Weekly Round Up! Celebrating Heritage from Cambodia to the Americas

We wish everyone a peaceful and safe holiday this week!  Here’s what we’ve got from this past week:   Via Indian Country, reading Charles C. Mann’s 1491 tops the American Indian College Fund’s recommended list of ways to observe Native American Heritage Month in November.   Kyle Thiermann’s least-planned youtube video, on the trash epidemic

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Weekly Round Up! Texas and a Typhoon

Our hearts go out to all the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.  You can support UNICEF’s efforts to deliver supplies to children and their families online or by texting RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.   Warren Faidley, storm survival expert, talks to Radio Australia about the almost unprecedented strength of Haiyan, which meant that “A lot of the

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Weekly Round Up! Watergate and the World Series

Enrique Morones goes to Hollywood!  In Detained in the Desert, Morones portrays Enrique Martinez, a character hybridizing the late human rights activist Roberto Martinez and Morones himself.  “They wanted to make it as realistic as possible and George Clooney wasn’t available,” he cracks.  It premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and we wish all

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Weekly Round Up! Campaign Contributions and the Divine Random Bounce of the Prolate Spheroid.

National Book Award winning author Charles Johnson, in collaboration with his daughter, has released the first in a series of children’s science books aimed at 3rd-5th graders, which is distinct in featuring African Americans as main characters.  Illustrated by Charles Johnson himself, the Adventures of Emery Jones: Boy Wonder explores what it’s like to be

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Weekly Round Up! Angular Momentum and Birthdays.

At Counter Currents, Annie Leonard writes about the message of her latest video, the new internet hit Story of Solutions.  “Changing the goal of the entire economy—from more to better—is a huge task. We can’t do it all at once. But by focusing on game-changing solutions, we can steadily build an economy that values things

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