“Feature Stories” archives

Sep 15 2014

Daily News Flash with Courtney Morris on Latest Islamic State Video, Egypt’s Hunger Strikers, And Daniele Watts’ Arrest

Uprising’s guest expert Courtney Morris, an assistant professor of African American and women’s Studies at Penn State University, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The Islamic State released yet another gruesome video over the weekend apparently showing the beheading of a British aid worker named David Haines. The video, with a similar setting as earlier beheadings of …

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Sep 15 2014

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

The fatal shooting of 18 year old African American teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has prompted discussions in our media about racial inequalities that have long been neglected, and that continue to persist in a country whose power was built on the foundations of slavery.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer for The Atlantic, had …

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Sep 15 2014

Series Explores Black Male Experience in the US – I Am A Man Featuring Mark’s Story

(This is Episode 2. Click here to listen to Episode 1.) The events of this summer in Ferguson, Missouri, highlighted an ugly truth to mainstream Americans – that Black men in this country are viewed as so suspicious by law enforcement that they are shot first and questioned later. It is a reality …

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Sep 12 2014

What’s At Stake In Scotland’s Historic Vote for Independance

Three hundred and seven years of history between Scotland and Great Britain could come to an end on September 18th. That’s the day when residents of Scotland will vote on a referendum to secede from the United Kingdom. Voter turnout is expected to be the highest in Scottish history with over 97% of adults …

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Sep 12 2014

A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernandez is only 39 years old but she has already written a memoir. The Colombian-Cuban American writer has much to say about what it is like to grow up as a second-generation immigrant, straddling multiple worlds of language and culture.

In her memoir she explores the struggles she faces when she reveals to …

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Sep 12 2014

Mumia Abu Jamal: War By Another Name

mumiaPolitical Prisoner and award winning journalist Mumia Abu Jamal filed this commentary about Labor Day.

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Sep 11 2014

Facts Behind the Rhetoric: An In-Depth Analysis of Obama’s Speech on ISIS

President Obama made his case for striking the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) yesterday evening, to the American public, essentially saying he would apply the model of targeted drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia to Northern Iraq and Syria. It was the first time the President openly announced he …

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Sep 11 2014

Will The People’s Climate March Be More Symbolic Than Effective?

With every new scientific study, the news around climate change gets ever more grim. This week, the United Nation’s World Meteorological Organization or WMO issued a report that had even climate scientists aghast by its findings. By collecting air samples from around the globe, the WMO found that the levels of carbon dioxide in …

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Sep 10 2014

An American Who Almost Joined a Jihad, Shares His Views on ISIS

The shocking videos of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) showing its members beheading journalists, has provided President Obama an impetus to take swift military action in northern Iraq. Obama plans to unveil his strategy in detail on Wednesday evening.

But the videos have also raised the question among Americans of …

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Sep 10 2014

Politics of Parenting: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Click here to listen to the entire 2-part interview when it first aired.

As part of our series called ‘The Politics of Parenting’ we turn now to award winning author Andrew Solomon. Solomon spent years exploring parent-child relationships for his book entitled Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. …

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