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Come hitch a ride and ‘Fly Over Egypt’

This one goes out to the artists, the human rights advocates and the hybrids among us. Amidst the struggle, it feels a little bit like hope. “Fly Over Egypt” is from The Narcicyst, aka¬†Yassin Alsalman, a Montreal-based author, actor and hip-hop artist, raised by Iranian parents in Dubai. The man is on a mission to […]

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NAACP broadcasts Davis ‘Celebration of Life’

As hundreds of family, friends and supporters pack Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., for the memorial service of Troy Anthony Davis, thousands more will be able to virtually stand alongside the Davis family. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is broadcasting live the service, “Troy Davis: A Celebration of Life,” […]

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Facing jail, violence and death to change a nation: Saluting the courage of the Freedom Riders

Exactly 50 years ago, 13 men and women embarked from Washington, D.C., on a southerly bus journey that would alter social justice in our nation. Beginning May 4, 1961, Freedom Riders directly challenged the federal laws that banned segregation on buses and in waiting rooms. The non-violent movement would eventually grow to 436 courageous people […]

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A new journalism is born in Benghazi

Today’s episode of “Democracy Now!” features a poignant segment by correspondent Anjali Kamat who, with videographer Yusuf Misdaq, tours a newly assembled media center, staffed by volunteers who include dentists and communications engineers. She also meets with former state-run radio employees who are opening up the airwaves with “Free Libya Radio.” Meanwhile, rebels are imploring […]

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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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