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International Women’s Day – March 8, 2011 March 8, 2011

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International Women’s Day at wiki

Women’s Equality Day

My Empowoment

Origins and Evolution: Perspectives of Two International Days

United Nations page on IWD

Women’s Day Largely Forgotten In West, Where It Got Its Start

Google Doodle Celebrates 100th International Women’s Day

We Women Today

International women’s day: the pay gap between men and women for your job


NAACP Interactive Timeline February 3, 2011

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via NAACP.


RIP – Sargent Shriver January 19, 2011

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USA Today article

Sargent Shriver – official website

Sargent Shriver on wiki

Eunice Shriver – official website

Maria Shriver – official website

Peace Corps

War on Poverty

Head Start

Americorps VISTA

Job Corps

Upward Bound

U.S. Ambassador to France

U.S. Navy

Purple Heart

Kennedy Family

Democratic Party

America First Committee

Experiment in International Living

Alzheimer’s Association

Freedom From Want Award

Presidential Medal of Freedom


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 17, 2011

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MLK page

Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes


Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. on wiki

Coretta Scott King at wiki

Martin Luther King Day


Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Legacy

African-American Civil Rights Movement



Civil Disobedience

Rosa Parks

Montgomery Bus Boycott

March on Washington

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Jim Crow laws

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Voting Rights Act

Nobel Peace Prize

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Congressional Gold Medal


Happy Birthday Dave Matthews January 9, 2011

Dave Matthews on IMDB

Dave Matthews on wiki

Dave Matthews Band on wiki

Dave Matthews Band store at Amazon

The Warehouse

Charlie Rose interview

Dave Matthews sued for dumping waste in Chicago river

Because of Winn-Dixie

House, M.D.: Half-Wit

Vote for Change


Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)

Grammy Award







When I was looking for some information on Ruby Bridges awhile back I went to the official NAACP website. The first thing that came up on the home page was a link to a petition to pardon the Scott sisters. The short story was that the Gladys and Jamie Scott, though staunchly proclaiming their innocence, received life sentences for a robbery that amount to $11.


Sometimes I just randomly sign up for stuff online, but I didn’t for this. My initial thought was there had to have been a death involved, or why the life sentences. After reading several articles and looking into the history it seems to be a colossal failure of the American system of “justice”.


The basic facts are:


  • The Scott sisters accepted a ride with a couple of young friends then went about their business
  • The friends were later robbed at gunpoint by some underage boys with shotguns, getting about $11
  • The robbers, in a plea deal, implicated the Scott sisters
  • Neither sister had a prior criminal record
  • Prosecutors tried to paint them as the masterminds of the robbery – influencing the minors to commit the crime
  • Both sisters were sentenced to life imprisonment
  • The judge in the case has a long history of racist rulings (he pardoned the accused killer of Chaney, Schwerner & Goodman)


If that weren’t enough, the sisters have suffered a variety of indignities in prison. Jamie has gone into severe kidney failure due to years of corporate-controlled prison healthcare (infections, delays in hospital transportation, cancelled dialysis treatments, capricious solitary confinement).


The NAACP and a variety of people have been working years to have the sisters pardoned. Today it was announced that the sisters would be granted early parole on the condition that Gladys donate a kidney to Jamie.




Original article

MSNBC report

The Scott Sisters on wiki

Injustice in Mississippi

Why Are the Scott Sisters of Mississippi Serving Life Sentences for Petty Theft?

Free the Scott Sisters blog

Chaney, Schwerner & Goodman



Where the hell is he …? December 30, 2010

Let’s find Gov. Christie, boys and girls!!!


Thank you #SOT December 24, 2010

Via Soldier’s Angels


Happy Birthday Amy Lee December 13, 2010

Amy Lee


Evanescence official site

Interview with Amy Lee

Spin magazine interview

Out of the Shadows