Today marks 50 years since the Woolworth’s sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi when a white mob attacked a racially mixed group seated at a whites-only lunch counter.
May 23, 2013
On March 14, 2009, 31 weeks into her pregnancy, Nina Buckhalter gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. She named the child Hayley Jade. Two months later, a grand jury in Lamar County, Mississippi, indicted Buckhalter for manslaughter, claiming that the…
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It is always cool to see a gathering of the living Presidents, especially at those rare points in history when there are five members of the fraternity alive and well.
And, if we’re going to be realistic, with the next Presidential Inauguration well over three years away, no more Presidential Library openings on the horizon until Obama leaves office and completes his, and the fact that two of our surviving Presidents will turn 89 years old this year, today’s gathering of Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Carter at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas is likely the last time we will ever see these five Presidents together in public.
Imagine being the fly on the wall while they are all in private. That would be a journalistic dream.
just look at these men, and try to imagine all the suffering that they are responsible for…immeasurable amount of crimes against humanity.
Jim Hansen, 72, retiring from NASA this week. Photo: NASA scientist James Hansen being arrested at a demonstration outside the White House in 2011. Photograph: Ben Powless/tarsandsaction
He has worked for the federal government for 46 years but, ““As a government employee, you can’t testify against the government,” he said in an interview.”
At 72, he said, he feels a moral obligation to step up his activism in his remaining years.
“If we burn even a substantial fraction of the fossil fuels, we guarantee there’s going to be unstoppable changes” in the climate of the earth, he said. “We’re going to leave a situation for young people and future generations that they may have no way to deal with.”
JIM!!! Godspeed to you and do you need anyone for your team?!!
This is what people see as they commute to work in Philly.Hollaback Philly is absolutely doing it right.