Robert Bullard

Weekly Round Up – State of the Union and more!

Good afternoon!   We start off with a quick reminder that President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address this evening. The address is scheduled to begin at 9PM.  Look for fierce crusader and client,  Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, who will be in attendance!   We are very […]

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Weekly Round Up: Guns, Geeks, and Galaxies

First blog of 2014!  We’d like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and powerful new year.  Also a warm one—watch out for the polar vortex!   Latin Heat loved Diana Yanez in the Latina Christmas Special, which left audiences “dreaming of a Brown Christmas.”  After Ellen talks to Yanez about family and where she finds her funny, and she enlightens audiences and

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Weekly Round Up! Solutions, Aberrations, and the Decline of Papal Humor

  Released only hours ago, Annie Leonard’s new video is here!  Watch the Story of Solutions, and read her interview with Alternet.  “Rather than giving boring lists of solutions, we decided to inspire people to think more deeply about the kinds of solutions we need.”   Stephanie Coontz at TIME drops historically substantiated facts, debunking

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Weekly Round Up: Sports Camp Redux!

The Sierra Club confers its highest honor, the John Muir Award, upon the “Father of Environmental Justice,” Dr. Robert Bullard, to whom we offer our enthusiastic congratulations.  Possibly the first African American to receive this award, Bullard notes, “it is highly unlikely that I could have been a member of the Sierra Club in my

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Weekly Round Up! Chemical Disasters, Moons, and Boots

In the wake of the announcement that Tokyo, not Istanbul, will host the 2020 Olympics, Arsalan Iftikhar over at Time outlines historically unfair patterns of selection and makes a compelling case for the International Olympic Committee to select a Muslim-majority country to host Olympic games.   We’ve known how to cure it for centuries, so

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Who’s in the news…

Arsalan Iftikhar’s recent column on Lowe’s contorversy from the TLC reality show “All-American Muslim” was named ‘Quote of the Day’ on CNN’s Belief Blog…  The “Nanny” Fran Drescher has joined Sandra Steingraber and the fight against fracking… The “5 best books about John Lennon” from The Christian Science Monitor features Tim Riley’s “Lennon: The Man,

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Who’s in the news…

Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses “The Future of the Space Program” and “Manhattanhenge“…   “Do Americans Really Have to Chose Between Health and Energy?”  See the comment for Dr. Robert Bullard in the Huffington Post…    Samhita Mukhopadhyay participated in the highly successful Women’s World: Breaking Ground…  In These Times, features Susan J. Douglas – “Bachmann-Media

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Video Friday: "Tapped"

“Bottled water is the greatest advertising and marketing trick of all time” – Tapped Tapped is a documentary about bottled water. And sure, that may sound simple. But the film goes deep into the core of bottled water, delving into issues like water privatization, environmental impacts, lax regulation, health concerns, and all that plastic. The

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EPA looks at effects of waste plants on minorities, poor – LA Times

“The Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on the effect of hazardous waste recycling plants on minorities and low-income communities. The move hearkens back to a Clinton-era executive order that required federal agencies to consider the effect of their policies on disadvantaged communities. Although the Bush administration largely ignored the mandate, Obama-appointed EPA administrator Lisa P.

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