SELMA, Ala. — Vice President Joe Biden apologized twice Sunday — first to an audience in a college gym, then to a crowd at the foot of the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. Both were gathered to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” when Alabama troopers and Selma, Ala., law enforcement beat back civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965.
“I feel a lot of guilt, like many in my generation, that I could have been here, I should have been here 48 years ago,” he said at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch on Sunday morning, saying he remembered watching the scenes of troopers and deputies shooting tear gas at the nonviolent marchers, trampling them with horses and beating them with clubs. “But I wanted my daughter (and) my sister to be with me here 48 years later.”
Slavery still exists. We want every man, woman and child to know that there are 27 million men, women and children, just like them, living in the shadows. Let’s shine a light on slavery and END IT.
Sign the petition mentioned in the previous Sun article here:
Change.org - NFL: Take Real Action on Domestic Violence (Petitioning Roger Goodell)
On December 1st, Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker, Jovan Belcher, killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of their 3 month old daughter. He then drove to the Chiefs training facility and killed himself. While much of the media has talked about Belcher’s suicide, there has been little mainstream attention on the murder of Kasandra. And even less attention given to the true issue here: domestic violence.
There are 32 NFL teams in the league and 21 of those teams have players who have at some point in time faced domestic assault or… Read more »
When faced with the atrocity of human trafficking, many people feel overwhelmed and that there is nothing they can do to help. But that is simply NOT TRUE.
The Araminta Freedom Initiative’s mission is to mobilize our community to end trafficking in tangible ways. Here is one way you can start fighting human trafficking in the Baltimore Region…TODAY!
Our partners and friends at TurnAround are opening a Transitional Living Home and Independent Living Home for survivors of sex trafficking. They still need several items to setup these homes, and they are so close to opening. Below is a Target Wish List of items they still need. By giving items on this list, you are allowing survivors to enter a safe, stable environment where the message they receive is that they are loved, wanted and cherished by our community.
Please consider what you can give and follow these simple steps to contribute.
Option 1: Online Shopping
1. View the Target Wish List here. (Items range from $5-$250)
2. Add Items to your cart and select items for ”Melissa”. Items will ship directly to TurnAround.
This shit’s real.
That’s what Sandy told America this week. And that’s what New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told us, more decorously, with his high-profile eleventh-hour endorsement of President Obama.
It has long looked like the 2012 election season would go down in history as the Election That Didn’t Talk About The Climate. This week, the planet stepped in and said, in no uncertain terms, that attention must be paid. Climate change isn’t a graph or a number; it’s a storm and a flood. It’s not in Greenland or Vanuatu; it’s in New York and New Jersey.
Malala Yousafzai, a 14-yr old who campaigned for girls’ rights, was shot in the head on her way home from school in Pakistan. Malala is one of the best-known females in the country because she has advocated for education for young girls. The Taliban have openly admitted to the attack, and say that they will target her again if she recovers. Don’t let her courage be silenced; $160 can pay for a full year of education for a Pakistani girl like Malala. Help fight terrorism through giving.