Sep 18 2014

Domestic Violence in the NFL Is a Reflection of Broader Society

Yesterday, to much surprise, the NFL was awarded an ‘A’ for racial diversity in hiring by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports. Ironically, the stellar report card grade came just one day after The Black Women’s Roundtable published an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell critiquing his …

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Sep 18 2014

Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time

A recent study from Penn State University measured levels of the stress hormone Cortisol and found that women experience much lower levels of stress at work rather than at home. While the research may not come as a surprise to many women who are often juggling the myriad demands of their jobs and families, …

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Sep 17 2014

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan on Latest ISIS Propaganda and US Arrest, Holder’s Study on Police Racism, and Malaysia’s Slave Labor Problem

Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and news analyst and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

A 30 year old man from Rochester, New York, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for several charges related to recruiting and arming the Islamic State in …

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Sep 17 2014

Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State: A Talk By Glenn Greenwald

The Intercept this week released a new investigative report on New Zealand and its own mass surveillance program which the US’s National Security Agency (NSA) routinely shared data with. The report, based on documents by whistleblower Edward Snowden, contradicts assurances made by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key that the country has no mass …

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Sep 16 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen GOP Dismissal of Paycheck Fairness Act, Utah Black Man Killed By Cops, and Israeli Refuseniks Deemed “Criminal”

Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

Republicans have once more shot down the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that aims to reduce the wage gap between men and women. Currently American women make on average 77% of what …

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Sep 16 2014

Obama Foreign Policy on ISIS Seems Doomed; Clinton Promises More of the Same

President Obama seems to have taken the bait of the Islamic State in northern Iraq and Syria launching an aggressive campaign against the militant Sunni group. The US is leading a coalition of 26 countries, in the latest incarnation of a “coalition of the willing.” At a meeting in Paris, the group pledged to …

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Sep 16 2014

Gather at the Table – a Conversation about Racism and the Legacy of Slavery

As Americans continue to grapple with the issues of race and racism in the US, a book called ‘Gather at the Table’ by Thomas Norman De Wolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan offers up a brutally honest conversation about race which few people in this country dare to pursue. De …

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Sep 16 2014

As Ferguson Fades From Media Radar, Are Legal Proceedings Heading In the Wrong Direction?

It’s been over a month since the unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown was gunned down by the white police officer Darren Wilson in the small town of Ferguson Missouri and police have yet to file any charges. An incident report that was filed only contained the date, time, and location of the …

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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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