Civil Rights Movement

A Birmingham/Salt March Moment: The Cultural Tipping Point for Cannabis Legalization

A Birmingham/Salt March Moment: The Cultural Tipping Point for Cannabis Legalization

Before I became a stay-at-home dad for a medically fragile child, I was a social historian, studying how large groups of people forced “change from below” via organization and protests. With my specialty being African and African-American history, I spent a lot of time researching the history of the anti-colonial and civil rights movements. Now […]

PETITION: Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence & Misconduct

PETITION: Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence & Misconduct

Via Shaun King, Change.org petition creator: This petition is for Amadou Diallo – shot at 41 times. An innocent, hardworking man simply reaching for his wallet, Diallo should be alive today. This petition is for Sean Bell – shot at over 50 times and killed on his wedding day.  This petition is for Oscar Grant – handcuffed with […]