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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! Bullying, Buzzkills, and Budgetary Priorities.

  Our hearts are with the survivors and victims of Sunday’s destructive tornadoes that ripped through Illinois, destroying lives, homes, and livelihoods.  Click here to donate to relief efforts on the ground.   Stockton’s youngest City Councilmember Michael Tubbs launches a youtube channel encouraging civic participation to break cycles of poverty and incarceration.  In this video he explains his mission …

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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! Sports Camp and Racial Justice.

Happy Tuesday!   It seems there’s always plenty to keep us busy.  Perhaps we should take a tip from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, spotted last month using his laptop on the subway, a form of transit he describes as “fast, cheap, and easy,” adding that, “when I do, I am always working. … The universe can be …

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