Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! interview Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and journalist asha bandele on the release of their new book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. [Read more…]
From the Vimeo website:
Throughout the course of his life, poet Edward Smyth Jones faces an uphill battle through the oppression that the institutions of the world hold against men of his race. As the obstacles surmount and things begin to seem hopeless, he turns to the written word to find solace in his experience – finding meaning in his struggle and passing down the story of his life in order to teach future generations how to find comfort in a life hindered by inexplicable prejudices.
The Biography Channel’s Mini-Bio of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [Read more…]
Those of us in Southern California rarely have the opportunity to enjoy a “snow day” so I thought I’d try and convey some of that excitement by sharing a video that the Hopewell Valley Regional School District prepared to have available should the need to declare a snow day arise. Given what I’ve been reading about the weather back east, there may be the need to rerun this a few more times. [Read more…]
Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee sounds the alarm on a developing crisis in healthcare for rural women. As access to healthcare facilities and providers dwindles, the risks of pregnancy are magnified. [Read more…]
Full Frontal’s Ashley Nicole Black gets the scoop on Georgia House minority leader and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Could she be the Shonda Rhimes character the DNC is looking for? [Read more…]
Of course not. That’s just another Trump absurdist tweetism. But does he have the ability to launch nuclear weapons? Ah, that’s another story. And here’s the story, courtesy of Vox’s Danush Parvaneh. [Read more…]
From the Vimeo website:
For nearly a decade, Amazon has recruited thousands of RVers for a seasonal labor unit called CamperForce.
Adapted from the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder
Directed by Brett Story [Read more…]
Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille award acceptance speech, January 7, 2018. [Read more…]
The Russian dance group Berezka Ensemble, aka the Little Birch Tree Choreographic Group has perfected a dance step which when combined with their folk dress costume, creates the illusion of the dancers gliding across the floor as if on ice. The effect is quite mesmerizing and captivating. “Берёзка” (“Beryozka” or “Berezka”) means “Birch” in Russian. More info, including vintage versions of the dance, a version featuring costumes with LED lights, and video of rehearsals illustrating the “secret” of the dance step on the Open Culture website. [Read more…]
Perhaps this might be a metaphor for how, occasionally, how difficult it feels to navigate through life. According to the YouTube page:
Suspended from automated grids, more than 400 pendulums are activated to initiate a sweeping 15 part counterpoint of tempi, spacial juxtaposition and gradients of centrifugal force which offers the spectator a constantly morphing labyrinth of significant complexity. The spectators are free to attempt a navigation of this statistically unpredictable environment, but are requested to avoid coming in contact with any of the swinging pendulums. This task, which automatically initiates and alerts the spectators innate predictive faculties, produces a lively choreography of manifold and intricate avoidance strategies.
The news of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind an Obama era directive that discourages enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states where marijuana is legal has confounded many. Jimmy Kimmel has done the research and shares with us his discovery of the real motive behind Sessions’ latest action. [Read more…]