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Native Americans Protest Trump Trip to Mount Rushmore

"I hope people begin to understand that these were racist white men." Writer Simon Moya-Smith says the Black Hills in South Dakota, where Mount Rushmore is located, have always been a holy place for the Lakota Nation.

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“Make AMERICA Again” | Langston Hughes Poem Let America Be America Again

This Op-Ed celebrates Langston Hughes’ iconic poem, "Let America Be America Again,” by situating it in the context of current political traumas: the Trump administration’s assault on American values of equality, pluralism, and human dignity. Featuring found media footage and excerpts from public poetry readings by activists Nikki Giovanni and Michael Moore, this Op-Ed is a rallying cry for all Americans to join the Resistance.

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The Chicks | March March

“If your voice held no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.” - unknown. Use your VOICE. Use your VOTE. By The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks).

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The Killing Floor (Digitally Restored) | Movie

This 1985 Sundance-Award winning film speaks deeply to the present moment, exploring a true story of the struggle of black and white workers, over a hundred years ago, to build a strong interracial union in the giant Chicago slaughterhouses in the face of the mounting racism that erupted in violence in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. It has been beautifully digitally restored and re-released by Film Movement, and is now rentable for streaming here.

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Live With Carnegie Hall: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi restore minstrelsy to its global context through the journeys of the banjo and the tambourine, and in tracing those journeys show what there is to reproach versus celebrate in the birth of American music

Police | John Oliver

As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John Oliver discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to fixing things, and some potential paths forward.

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Invade Us, Canada | The Daily Show

America needs a return to democracy. And if there's one thing America knows, it's that when a country needs democracy, you invade it.

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Da 5 Bloods | Spike Lee Movie

From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets who return to Vietnam,  confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.

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The Legal Marijuana Industry Is Rigged | Hasan Minhaj

As rich, white business owners monopolize newly-available marijuana licenses, states continue to arrest people of color for cannabis crimes, even after it’s legal. This leads Hasan to ask: if cannabis can’t be legalized fairly, should it be legalized at all?

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