Monthly Archives: August 2011

Justice for Oscar Grant!

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Justice for Oscar Grant! Oakland, Calif.–On June 12 over 150 demonstrators marched to downtown Oakland from Fruitvale BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station, dubbed “Oscar Grant Station” by community activists. We … Continue reading

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Straight, No Chaser

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Straight, No Chaser Warner Brothers presents Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser directed by Charlotte Zwerin. Produced by Charlotte Zwerin and Bruce Ricker. Executive Producer Clint Eastwood. Art is the eternal particular, the unmediated, … Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron’s life

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Gil Scott-Heron’s life When Gil Scott-Heron passed on May 27, we lost one of the great artists of our time. As the “Winter In America” of which he sang stretches on, … Continue reading

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A review of Indignant Heart

The blog Nothing but a Human by L Boogie has posted a thoughtful review of Part I of Charles Denby’s book Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal.  A continuation reviewing Part II is yet to come. Themes from Indignant Heart: … Continue reading

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Racist police murder two more people of color

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Racist police murder two more people of color The continuing problem of racist, unaccountable police violence is highlighted by a recent pair of outrageous shootings in Arizona and Florida. Both illustrate … Continue reading

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Rent control derailed

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Rent control derailed New York–I have been actively involved in the tenant movement since 1997, when rent laws actually expired, albeit temporarily. Many tenants woke up then and a massive demonstration … Continue reading

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July-August 2011 Queer Notes

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Elise Students at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon, Mich., won gender-neutral proms. After Oak Reed, a Transgender boy, was nominated prom King and school administrators threw out … Continue reading

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