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Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

Selma director Ava DuVernay interview

Selma via shutterstock

Film director Ava DuVernay, nominated for a Golden Globe for the critically-acclaimed “Selma,” joined host Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday for an extensive interview.

Shuja’iyah: Land of the Brave

Photo Credit: Hadeel Assali

By Hadeel Assali The summer of 2014. Children were appearing en masse at the US/Mexico border, the news was abuzz about a passenger jet crash in the Ukraine, and once again, Gaza was under attack, filling many TV screens and … Continue reading

Drug use and harm reduction in Afghanistan

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93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter, #Kzoo2Ferguson

Racism Kills

#BlackLivesMatter In order of appearance: Voice of Georgie Booker @GeorgettaBook Patrisse Cullors @osope Justin Danzy @Danzy_ Sarah Bragg @Krimson_Kinks Kalkidan Amare @kweenkalki Rian Brown @FearlessNFree Missouri footage courtesy of Yohana Iyob @nuwayu

Aaron Huey: America’s native prisoners of war

TED

Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his … Continue reading

Portraits from South Africa

Iris Parker

The film Portraits from South Africa is a documentary that teaches us how one simple act of reaching out to touch the lives of others liberates the human spirit of the giver and receiver.