Gordon Hirabayashi, 1918-2012

If you don’t know the name Gordon Hirabayashi, you should. He is an indisputable hero and icon of American history. Best known for being one of the few people to openly defy the government’s unconstitutional internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, Hirabayashi¬†was arrested, convicted and imprisoned for his civil disobedience. He eventually appealed […]

Two Years After His Death the Spirit of Michael Jackson Keeps Brazilian Kids Out of Trouble

In memory of Michael Jackson on this, the 2nd Anniversary of his death, a little something that would make him smile: [embedplusvideo height=”298″ width=”480″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/3-XsLT2K1to?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=3-XsLT2K1to&width=480&height=298&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep6346″ /] And, for your viewing pleasure — “They Don’t Care About Us” filmed in Rio de Janeiro,¬†Brazil and directed by Spike Lee [embedplusvideo height=”350″ width=”430″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/QNJL6nfu__Q?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=QNJL6nfu__Q&width=430&height=350&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep7701″ […]

‘Black Like Me’ White Author Darkened His Skin to Write About "Being Black"

Today is my birthday. And Tupac’s Too. Another June 16th human being I really love is John Howard Griffin. I hope you already know all about this man, but if not, he was a White anti-racist who grew up in the South and wanted to do something to reach the hearts and minds of White […]

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