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Martin Luther King Jr. adviser on what it was once like to listen to him talk: ‘It was once spellbinding’

For Clarence Jones, legal adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and author of What would Martin Say?, hearing the civil rights leader speak was otherworldly.  “I never heard anybody speak like that before. It was spellbinding. It was mesmerizing,” Jones says in a video reflecting on his friend’s legacy and the lessons of the non-violent...CONTINUE READING
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7 tactics to meaningfully honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Too often, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is seen as a day off — and little else. Aside from grade school lessons painting a vague picture of King’s life and activism, the majority of us, especially white people, remain detached from his impact. King is a historical name we’ve learned to recognize, coupled with bits...CONTINUE READING
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The historical past at the back of the ‘bread and roses’ theme to the London Girls’s March

“The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.” These were the words uttered on April 2, 1911 by a young Polish-born immigrant woman at a meeting at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.  108 years later, the words “bread and roses” are the rallying cry at Women’s March London — which organisers are...CONTINUE READING
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Obama’s New 12 months’s message reminds everybody now we have were given numerous paintings to do in 2019

Barack Obama doesn’t have to say much to inspire the masses. A simple message like the one the former president tweeted on New Year’s Day often does the trick.  “In 2018 people stepped up and showed up like never before,” Obama wrote. “Keep it up in 2019. We’ve got a lot of work to do,...CONTINUE READING
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14 inventions that helped make the arena a greater position in 2018

People across the world may face a variety of challenges, but innovators, activists, and organizations worked together in 2018 to find impressive solutions. SEE ALSO: 2018 was the year of the youth activist In no particular order, here are 14 innovations that made the world a more inclusive, safe, and all-around better place this year....CONTINUE READING
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13 activists who gave us hope in 2018

In 2018, practically anyone can accrue thousands of followers on social media, but only some people use their platform to amplify marginalized voices, promote social justice movements, and help organize on-the-ground action.  Unsurprisingly, women were often the most effective activists of 2018Emma González called B.S. on politicians who get funded by the National Rifle Association....CONTINUE READING
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The early life activists who proved critics flawed in 2018

In 2018, youth activism became synonymous with the gun control movement created by Florida high school students, who survived a mass shooting that killed 17 people.  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students made headlines for months after the February shooting in Parkland. They began by calling for gun control, and then the floodgates opened. As...CONTINUE READING
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Virtual gear are necessary for refugees hoping to start out a brand new existence

When Lily Eftetahi arrived in Greece three years ago as a refugee from Iran, she spoke neither Greek nor English. She had countless questions about how to start a new life as a refugee, but wasn’t sure who to ask for accurate answers.  That changed when she discovered Refugee.Info, a set of digital resources for...CONTINUE READING
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