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UMG launches social justice youth task force in honor of the late John Lewis

Universal Music Group developed a Youth Task Force for Meaningful Change (YTFMC) to honor the late statesman, civil rights leader, and US House Representative, John Lewis. The YTFMC is an offshoot of Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC) which launched globally June 4, co-chaired by Jeff Harleston and Ethiopia Habtemariam. The group is compromised of […]

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UMG launches social justice youth task force in honor of the late John Lewis

Universal Music Group developed a Youth Task Force for Meaningful Change (YTFMC) to honor the late statesman, civil rights leader, and US House Representative, John Lewis. The YTFMC is an offshoot of Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC) which launched globally June 4, co-chaired by Jeff Harleston and Ethiopia Habtemariam. The group is compromised of […]

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UMG launches social justice youth task force in honor of the late John Lewis

Universal Music Group developed a Youth Task Force for Meaningful Change (YTFMC) to honor the late statesman, civil rights leader, and US House Representative, John Lewis. The YTFMC is an offshoot of Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC) which launched globally June 4, co-chaired by Jeff Harleston and Ethiopia Habtemariam. The group is compromised of […]

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How to Protest for Social Justice at Home With Your Kids

The world is in overwhelming flux right now. On one hand, you have a terrifying global pandemic; on the other, a society in the midst of a social injustice awakening. Many families want to be a part of the movement but are still apprehensive about venturing too far from their quarantine safe space.Read more… Continue […]

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Teach Kids About Racism With the ‘Brown Eye Blue Eye’ Exercise

Jane Elliot spent her career trying to give white people the slightest taste of the discrimination and racism that people of color experience throughout their entire lives. It started in 1968, in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., when she devised an exercise for the students in her third grade…Read more… […]

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Sony Music Group pledges $100 million in fight for equality

Sony Music Group has joined the fight for equality, pledging $100 million in the battle for social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world. The announcement, made by Sony Music Group’s chairman Rob Stringer takes the often sensitive topics of race and discrimination head on, stating that, “racial injustice is a global issue that affects […]

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Warner and UMG take action for Black Lives Matter, donate $100 million and launch social justice task force respectively

Two of the “Big Three” have taken decisive action in the Black Lives Matter movement as a response to the nationwide outcry at racial injustice and police brutality. Following an industry-wide black out dedicated to honoring the deaths of George Floyd and black citizens at the hands of law enforcement as well as collectively pausing […]

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How to Find Out If Your Local Prosecutor Is Holding Police Accountable

Addressing police violence is a complicated problem, requiring a number of solutions. When it comes to holding police officers accountable, your local prosecutor plays a critical role. A prosecutor’s job is to represent local, state or federal governments in court, help investigate crime, and decide whether to charge…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Respond to a Racist Comment  

People will say all kinds of offensive things if they think you share their views. Take, for example, this terrific essay by Katherine Fugate, in which a locksmith assumes she wants sturdy locks to keep out all the potential black intruders (though he uses an uglier word). Or Trump’s blithe assumption that everyone…Read more… Continue […]

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Use This Tool to Tell How Segregated Your School District Really Is

One would like to think that decades of social progress would have erased racial segregation in education, but a 2013 study from the Economic Policy Institute found that America’s schools are more segregated now than they were in 1973. This is largely due to decades of discriminatory housing policy, which keeps white…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What is the DSA?

Maybe you’ve got a few particularly vocal friends who keep posting about the Democratic Socialists of America. Maybe you’ve noticed more and more people in your Twitter feed with a rose emoji in their profile name, or maybe you noticed protesters with DSA signage countering white supremacist rallies in recent weeks.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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11 Kids’ Books That Will Help Them Understand the Struggle for Racial Equality

My kids are in a diverse school, and their teachers are committed to regular, frank discussions about American history, civil rights, and the ongoing fight for social justice in the United States. I discuss current events with them as much I can without scaring them—my older son has developed a not-unreasonable fear…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Encourage Your (White) Pastor to Speak Out Against White Supremacy 

Events in Charlottesville broke on Friday night and Saturday, and by late Saturday night a good number of America’s priests and ministers were scrambling to re-write whatever homilies and sermons they’d prepped for the next morning. I came across this tweet, by Traci Blackmon, the executive minister of…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Talk With Religious Conservatives About LGBT Rights

Discussing LGBT rights in conservative religious communities can be particularly challenging, both for people who are newly out and for those of us who simply wish that everyone would just hurry up and get with the civil-rights program. One can feel that those who reject the rights of LGBT people on religious grounds…Read more… Continue […]

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