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MLK died warning us about inequality back in the 60’s | Social #Activism on Blog#42

I came across an excellent mash-up of segments from Martin Luther King’s speeches on poverty and the end of an interview of James Baldwin in PBS’ “The Negro and The American Promise.” These two men expressed, in ten minutes and fifty three seconds, far more than Thomas Piketty did in a seven hundred-page book. Continue reading MLK died warning us about inequality back in the 60’s | Social #Activism on Blog#42

1 in 13 African-American Adults Prohibited From Voting in the United States

March 24, 2015 by Katie Rose Quandt

This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com.

As Americans honor those who fought for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago, it’s easy to forget that 5.9 million citizens — 2.2 million of them African-Americans — remain disenfranchised today. One out of every 13 African-Americans is prohibited from casting a ballot in the United States. Continue reading 1 in 13 African-American Adults Prohibited From Voting in the United States