The War on Medicaid Is Moving to the States

Source:  Talk Poverty/Greg Kaufmann In the early 1960s, as the Johnson administration worked to enact Medicare and Medicaid, then-actor Ronald Reagan traveled the country as a spokesman for the American Medical Association, warning of the danger the legislation posed to the nation. “Behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as Read more »

The Utah Nurse is Not Alone — Police Have a History of Abusing Professionals Rendering Aid

The Body Cam footage of a nurse being violently arrested for doing her job and refusing to break the law may be shocking, but it’s not uncommon. Source:  The Free Thought Project/Rachel Blevins The Body Cam footage of a nurse being violently arrested by a police officer in Salt Lake City while other officers on Read more »

Interim Oklahoma police chief to resign after name found connected to neo-Nazi website

Source: Querry Following the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a map of different hate groups based across the country. ISD Records, a Texoma-based website that sells racist media and memorabilia, claims to be “The Voice of Blood and Honour.” KXII researched the certificate of ownership of ISD Records and found Read more »

Chicago schools adding police torture topic to curriculum

Source:  AP/Don Babwin CHICAGO — A police brutality scandal that remains one of the most shameful episodes in the history of Chicago and continues to haunt the city decades after it ended is about to become a topic taught to every student in the nation’s third largest school district. On Monday, the Chicago Public Schools Read more »

More Than 4,000 Black People Were Lynched in the South. Where Are Their Monuments?

A new video from Equal Justice Initiative argues we need more memorials devoted to remembering racial violence. Source:  Moyers & Company/Jessica Wang Recent events in Charlottesville have renewed the debate around whether to take down Confederate memorials and statues, but the latest short film from the Equal Justice Institute’s Lynching in America project shows that much more is Read more »

Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes—Only 1% Opposed It

A major red flag was buried in the text of a bill with a seemingly harmless title. Source: The Free Thought Project/Rachel Blevins  A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with Read more »

Jim Brown: Colin Kaepernick has to decide if he’s an activist or a football player

Source: CBS Sports/Sean Wagner-McGough Colin Kaepernick could be one of the 32 most talented quarterbacks in the NFL right now, but he’s unable to get a job in the NFL one year after he started his protest against racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. As the Jaguars pick between Blake Bortles and Chad Henne, as the Ravens wait for Joe Flacco to get Read more »

Baltimore’s Push to Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis With Community Land Trusts

Community groups throughout the city say land trusts could keep families living affordably in a fast-gentrifying city. Source:  Yes Magazine/Kevon Paynter Men and women huddle inside the St. John’s United Methodist Church in central Baltimore. The air conditioning in the church is inefficient on a day when the outside temperature is over 100 degrees. Cold Read more »

The century gap: Low economic mobility for black men, 150 years after the Civil War

Source: Brookings/Richard V. Reeves and Edward Rodrigue The legacy of American racism is dominating the headlines again. One of the arguments used against the removal or relocation of Confederate symbols is that “it is simply part of our history”. This is not the case. The results of the enslavement, disenfranchisement, and exclusion of black Americans Read more »

Media Remains Silent on Sen. McCain’s KKK Ancestry and How He Put Neo-Nazis in Power in Ukraine

The mainstream media applauded John McCain for his criticism of President Trump, but it left out a few key elements of his history with Neo-Nazis. Source:  The Free Thought Project/Rachel Blevins When former Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain is mentioned in the media, he is typically painted in a good light—an elderly senator and war Read more »