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Tamar Manasseh on repairing the cracks in our communities with Tikkun Olam

In the NewsHour’s Facebook Watch show, “That Moment When,” the founder of an organization dedicated to preventing senseless killing talks about the importance of building community. With Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killing (MASK), Chicago’s Tamar Manasseh goes to “where bad things are going to happen” and, over barbecue and good conversation, seeks to save lives. (12… Continue reading Tamar Manasseh on repairing the cracks in our communities with Tikkun Olam

CLIMATE – Federal Government Announces Ominous Climate Report (23 Nov 2018)

Summary Below is news coverage over the past few days of a 23 Nov 2018 government climate report that describes serious negative outcomes that will be unavoidable if we don’t act soon to avert them. Some analysts are describing this as an extinction level event. The two volume report is available on the GlobalChange.gov website… Continue reading CLIMATE – Federal Government Announces Ominous Climate Report (23 Nov 2018)

Houston Just Elected 19 Black Women as Judges for Criminal Justice Reform (14 Nov 2018)

Houston, Texas just elected 19 black women as judges in hopes of promoting criminal justice reform. “For 19 black women and a socialist to be elected judge in Houston, which is the epicenter of mass incarceration, is not a small deal,” said Jay Jenkins, an attorney with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. “The possibility that we… Continue reading Houston Just Elected 19 Black Women as Judges for Criminal Justice Reform (14 Nov 2018)

MEDIA REFORM – Saturday Night Live with Guest Dan Crenshaw – Big Progress Toward Media Renewal

In recent years, daytime talk shows, nighttime talk shows, comedians, journalists, the entertainment industry, and news media outlets have been perceived to be left-leaning and supportive of Democratic Party candidates and policies. Some of these perceptions are well founded. Stories critical of Democratic Party candidates tend to be under-reported or not reported at all. Stories… Continue reading MEDIA REFORM – Saturday Night Live with Guest Dan Crenshaw – Big Progress Toward Media Renewal

POLITICS – Amy Klobuchar Offers Advice on Successful and Effective Politics that will Best Serve the Public Interest

In this video clip Amy Klobuchar offers advice on successful and effective politics that will best serve the public interest. This is an excerpt from her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on 5 Nov 2018. This video is being used in a non-commercial way for educational purposes and social commentary, and is… Continue reading POLITICS – Amy Klobuchar Offers Advice on Successful and Effective Politics that will Best Serve the Public Interest

PBS NewsHour: After many years in decline, homelessness is on the rise. (28 Oct 2018)

Since 2010, homelessness had been declining, but in 2017 a rise in homelessness began. By our most recent accounts there are now 554,000 homeless people in the U.S. with many of the working poor being without a place to live. They could be paid more, but paying workers more would require CEOs and stockholders to get… Continue reading PBS NewsHour: After many years in decline, homelessness is on the rise. (28 Oct 2018)

Poverty in America – How one of the world’s wealthiest nations still struggles with economic justice.

By some measures, our economy has never been better. The stock market is at an all time high and jobless claims are at about a 49-year low. End of story, right? Well… not really. We still have millions of citizens living in poverty. More than 20 million children are unable to get adequate food. The… Continue reading Poverty in America – How one of the world’s wealthiest nations still struggles with economic justice.

“Dark Money” PBS Documentary Explores Impact of Big Money on Democracy (Video)

Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. For a limited time you can watch the documentary on the PBS website. It’s also available on YouTube for rent or purchase. The film has a 94% positive rating on Rotten… Continue reading “Dark Money” PBS Documentary Explores Impact of Big Money on Democracy (Video)

Conflict Resolution Mapping: Israel and Palestine

Conflict Resolution Mapping is a process used to identify blockages to successful conflict resolution. Influences that facilitate or hinder reconciliation are identified and visualized for discussing a strategy for progress. When we apply conflict resolution mapping to study the peace process in Israel and Palestine, we can see the influencers that hinder or help peace… Continue reading Conflict Resolution Mapping: Israel and Palestine

Rap artist LL Cool J on the Ellen Show discusses “Accidental Racist”

Rap artist LL Cool J teamed up with Brad Paisley to produce the song “Accidental Racist” which became accidentally controversial. In a guest appearance on The Ellen Show, LL Cool J talks about the controversy and the meaning behind the song. This video was first uploaded to YouTube on 30 April 2013. On 9 Apr… Continue reading Rap artist LL Cool J on the Ellen Show discusses “Accidental Racist”

The Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle

Located in the arctic circle, The Global Seed Vault isn’t simply just a large storage facility for seeds from around the world. The vault is protecting the world’s agricultural genetic diversity and protecting our future food supply in case of catastrophe. Video posted to YouTube on 11 Nov 2016.