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Dec
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Madiba

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The rock quarry where Madiba was forced into hard labor for many years

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Entrance to the cell where Madiba was confined

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Madiba’s prisoner ledger

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24
Aug
13

The Dream Relived & Its Lasting Legacy…

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“3000 miles to history”

“Some people pooh-poohed the idea. They didn’t think it was going to work. They thought there was going to be a lot of violence, and so our committee met every weekand we said, O.K., what do we need to move this really large group of people from all over, to bring them in? We needed public relations. We needed to have a medical corps of nurses and doctors on hand. We needed to have Porta-Pottys, arrange transportation. Once we had charter buses, regular buses coming in—what’s going to happen to those? Where are people going to park?”

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As a kid, there was not much I could aspire to, because the achievement of black people in spaces of power and rule and governance was not that evident, and therefore we were diminished in the way we thought we could access power and be part of the American fabric. So we who came back from this war having expectations and finding that there were none to be harvested were put upon to make a decision. We could accept the status quo as it was beginning to reveal itself with these oppressive laws still in place. Or, as had begun to appear on the horizon, stimulated by something Mahatma Gandhi of India had done, we could start this quest for social change by confronting the state a little differently. Let’s do it nonviolently, let’s use passive thinking applied to aggressive ideas, and perhaps we could overthrow the oppression by making it morally unacceptable.”

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 The bus was on fire and was filling up with smoke. -Hank Thomas

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“Separate, but equal” drinking fountains in North Carolina, photographed by Elliott Erwitt in 1950.

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“When I first met Dr. King, I was 16, and he came to speak at our high school gathering. They have kids from all over the country come as representatives of their part of the country. So there were a couple hundred of us, and we would meet in groups and discuss politics, and we were discussingnonviolence because it was a Quaker-based group. And then Dr. King came and spoke, and I was just stunned, because this man was doing what we had talked about. They had just started the more publicly seen and known boycotts in Montgomery, and I just wept through the whole thing, because it made something real to me. It was real, but I hadn’t seen an example of it in my daily life, and there it was.”

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17
Aug
13

News of the week (you may have missed)…

2013 Fourth Estate Summit

US UN Ambassador Samantha Power begins at the 1hr. 27min. mark

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Watch the trailer for Baby Sellers, a new movie from @lifetimetv featuring ICE agents fighting human trafficking.

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Can you help a human trafficking victim? Find out how

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Gen. Dempsey & Lt. General Gantz delivering statements after their meeting in Tel Aviv

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@NASA Administrator Bolden about growing international engagement in outer space

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And a few weekend toons…

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15
Aug
13

Being Biden Vol. 9,10,11

The Vice President and Dr. Biden talk about their visit with children and their military mentors participating in the USO/TAPS Good Grief Campout at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. Marine Corps Base in Southern California. TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) is a national non-profit organization that is made up of, and provides services to, those who have lost a loved one on active duty with the Armed Forces.  @TAPS4America

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The Vice President speaks about the Supreme Court decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the positive impact it will have across the country and among his own staff.

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1985 Vice President Biden, with his son Hunter, and Father Roberto Balducelli in Italy.

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04
Jul
13

America the Beautiful…

Thomas Jefferson’s “original rough draft” of  the Declaration of Independence (with revisions by Adams & Franklin)

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Yes, it’s true: Jefferson’s tombstone doesn’t say that he was ever president. He didn’t want it mentioned

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Fun, Fireworks, and Games

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01
Jul
13

Night Owl…Jukebox pt.2

DJ LP’s heavy rotation pt.2

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Late edition to the music thread….

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22
Jun
13

The week in review…

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Good morning. My name is Hannah Nelson, I’m sixteen years old, and I’m from Belfast,” was how the student chosen as the warm up speaker for Michelle Obama introduced herself to 2,000 invited guests at the Waterfront Hall.

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29
May
13

On the road w/ SOS Kerry

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Behind the Scenes

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SOS Kerry on the way to Rome

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Munching on Italian cookies

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Sharing Daps with Italian Amb. Thorton

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Participating in Quartet ME Talks with PM Blair

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27
May
13

Memorial Day tributes around the U.S.

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POTUS delivers remarks at Arlington Cemetery

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via Pete Souza

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Daniel Odoi

Adam Caroll

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Bugle player on why we play ” Taps”

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US-POLITICS-MEMORIAL DAY

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Memorial Day Commemorated At Arlington National Cemetery

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22
May
13

“When Moore gets hit, we come back stronger”

Stories of survival surrounded by a landscape of tragedy

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A before and after view of Briarwood Elementary and Plaza Towers Elementary from aerial views

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Diana Palmore and her two children survived in Plaza Towers Elementary School

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Denisha Woodcock looks for children’s toys around her home, damaged by Monday’s tornado.

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Oklahoma City Thunder visit tornado victims in hospitals

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