Posts from the ‘America Revived’ Category

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over in Georgia & Florida

“…tonight we have closed the gap between yesterday
and tomorrow.”
—Stacey Abrams

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Stacey Abrams’s campaign said that it believes there are enough uncounted votes in Georgia to possibly trigger a runoff or recount; updates on Andrew Gillum’s race in Florida. Bridget Read, Vogue. Follow link below to read article.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/stacey-abrams-campaign-says-recount-175853790.html

Georgia/Florida ~ Double the Impact: Abrams & Gillum

 

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Abrams and Gillum shown here with Ben Jealous (LEFT), former NAACP president, running for governor of Maryland.

To culminate this celebratory week of posts we emerge from the archives of PSM.blog, for fresh news from the current political front: highlighting two powerhouse candidates in gubernatorial races in the American south: former GA House Democrat Leader, Stacey Abrams, 44, who is running in Georgia, the Peach State, and Tallahassee, Florida mayor, Andrew Gillum, 39, who is running in the Sunshine State. Both are giving the racist status quo a much needed kick in the ethical/political pat-oozy.

Oprah & Trevor are supporters. Keep scrolling watch videos and—check out my Halloween costume inspired by these scary midterms… Read more…

#6 From the Archives: Adjustments,Tucks and Plans

My niece, Karen, is my Super Hero. Every day she does things I can only imagine; seismic acts combining our highest human qualities with medical professionalism in her job as a nurse. This piece brought me to tears once again. Even more so because nearly two whole years have passed. This was published right after the White House turned orange and before we knew just how much worse things could get.

Karen recently moved from southern California back to Minnesota, where she continues to “be a helper”. I’m guessing this will remind her and the SoCal crew how much they miss each other…

First published: November 15, 2016

Guest Blogger:
Karen Lindquist,
Southern California
(then) Minnesota (now)

Anita’s Note~ Kudos to my niece, Karen Roehrick Lindquist, who wrote this first as a comment to my post: My Letter to the Young Folk. Her powerful sentiment left me in tears. Lucky for us Karen agreed to having the comment published as a post to share with all of you. Many people are asking, “What do we do now?”  (when the White House turned orange) After reading this you will have some ideas on that… Read more…

#1 From the Archives: Women’s March on D.C. ~ January 21, 2017

Post #1 of 7 this week Celebrating 7 Years…

For reasons I have yet to understand this was my all time most viewed post in the history of this blog. Delivered mind-blowing stats last January: the busiest day had over 1,200 views (unheard of for me!). Didn’t make it to the March but PSM.blog played a small roll in getting the word out. And yet, here we are almost a year later and in many ways the social-political situation in this country is going backwards

As we approach the mid-term elections, let’s keep the train moving for Democrats: canvassing, phone banking, texting, talking, tabling, wearing buttons, registering to vote and rallying to TAKE BACK CONGRESS —and remember this quote:

Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
— Coretta Scott King

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Think your vote doesn’t count? THINK AGAIN.

Breaks my heart to hear young folk say they don’t vote because their vote doesn’t matter. How did we get THIS far off course from the work of the Freedom Riders of the 1960s? College students and teenagers lead that Movement—risking their lives against police with billy clubs, cattle prods and water hoses to make their voices heard. Did you know that teens as young as 12 and 13 wrote their last will and testament on the eve of protests? THAT is why your vote matters in 2018. Click through to my blog and share the post: a whole heap of young folk need to see it…

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Millennials—VOTE 2018: Herzig Video to share

Lucky for us, Mark Herzig has produced several quality voting videos aimed at various demographics for us to share widely on social media. Born in Pasadena, California, Mark made an early commitment to the fine arts, studying painting and printmaking, before surrendering to filmmaking in 1980. Based in San Francisco.

I will share a Herzig video a day all week—and you can find all of them and more on his website:


https://vimeo.com/294193854

New Poor People’s March: Coming May 2018

ANITA GAIL JONES:Fortunately, as we celebrate MLK day today, there are many modern day civil rights leaders picking up the baton to keep America in the race for equality. As Coretta Scott King said, “Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”Last week on Democracy Now! (KPFA, Berkeley)  host Amy Goodman interviewed Rev. Dr. William Barber, II and evangelical minister Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (an ex-page for segregationist Strom Thurmond). These two form an unlikely partnership as the organizers of a new Poor People’s March inspired by the iconic Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) 1968 campaign led by Marion Wright Edleman, Dr. King, Bayard Rustin and many other freedom fighters.

 “Trump is a symptom of a deeper moral malady.”  ~ Rev. Dr. William Barber, III

I couldn’t agree more: Donald Trump’s presence in the White House is like a foul, nasty cold (combination chest and head) that is spreading; bigots and xenophobes everywhere are emboldened. Ain’t nobody got time to be blowing noses and coughing up gunk for the next three years. We all have to find ways to become part of the solution which is why I’m here to share the Democracy Now! interview.

AMY GOODMAN: In the coming months, organizers are planning six weeks of direct action at statehouses across the country and the U.S. Capitol to call attention to systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation …we speak with Reverend William Barber, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach. He’s the leader of Moral Mondays and the author of “Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement.” We also speak with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, evangelical minister and director of the School for Conversion in Durham, North Carolina. He is author of the upcoming book, “Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion.” Wilson-Hartgrove grew up as a white Southern Baptist, and he served as a page for the late South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, a fierce foe of the civil rights movement and supporter of segregation. Wilson-Hartgrove’s political transformation began after hearing William Barber preach.

“…I had to learn that whiteness is a religion that people are sold on…”   ~ Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

 

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Barber and Wilson-Hartgrove embody the direction toward which Dr. King was moving at the end of his life: uniting races around poverty.

Here’s a rare brief excerpt from The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign from the Henry Louis Gates Documentary – Two Nations:

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