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Two Virginia teen Democratic and Republican organizations achieve bipartisan success with passage of bill for students

by Siera Jones The Commonwealth of Virginia has passed an historic bill granting students excused absences to participate in protests and lobbying events. This legislation in both the House of Representatives and the Senate is a result of bipartisan lobbying efforts by both the Virginia Young Democrats Teen Caucus and the Teenage Republican Federation of … Continue reading

Democrat leaders urge activists to stay politically involved
National / Politics / U.S. News

Democrat leaders urge activists to stay politically involved

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — America’s Democratic party must revitalize itself by paying attention to the people it represents all the time, not just during elections, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee said Thursday. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, of Minnesota, and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, hammered home that message during a fundraiser … Continue reading

AP Interview: Wong says China rise means trade trumps rights
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AP Interview: Wong says China rise means trade trumps rights

HONG KONG (AP) — Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong warned Wednesday that China’s rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests. He was responding to questions about his expectations for an upcoming Asian tour by U.S. President Donald Trump, who will visit China and four … Continue reading

Kate Millett, feminist author of ‘Sexual Politics,’ dies
Celebrities / Fashion / Politics

Kate Millett, feminist author of ‘Sexual Politics,’ dies

PARIS (AP) — Kate Millett, the activist, artist and educator whose best-selling work “Sexual Politics” was a landmark of cultural criticism and a manifesto for the modern feminist movement, has died at 82. Millett’s book was among the most talked-about works of its time and remains a founding text for cultural and gender studies programs. … Continue reading

New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin
Politics / Theater & Dance

New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trayvon Martin has often been in the thoughts of playwright and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj in the four years since the 17-year-old unarmed black boy was shot and killed after a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. He has wondered about Martin’s dreams, his life and the moments before he died. Maharaj … Continue reading

Celebrities / Music / Uncategorized

Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist. “Albums still matter,” he said. … Continue reading

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SAfrica former police chief dies, was jailed for corruption

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legacy of former apartheid activist and member of parliament, Jackie Selebi, who died Friday, may be overshadowed by his disgrace as national police commissioner. The former top police official, who also was president of Interpol from 2004 to 2008, was convicted of corruption in 2010, accused of accepting bribes from … Continue reading