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Editorial Cartoonist Fired For Calling Out Trumpery

Detroit Free Press: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist fired

“A longtime newspaper cartoonist who says his work has been banished from the editorial page lately because of “political differences” with his editors says he’s been fired.

“Rob Rogers tweeted Thursday he’s been fired after 25 years as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial cartoonist. The paper has declined to run many of his cartoons in recent months.”

Stop Saying It’s Un-American

Stop saying it’s Un-American. It’s 100% American and has been since the beginning. The lives of children of color have never mattered to this government. And we have conveniently not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that children should never be separated from their families except when their safety is at risk. See how they twist it. You can be sure they have discussed all of this with their lawyers. They are the worst kind of criminals, cruel and heartless. They should all be in prison. Forever. #Repost @amplifierart • • • • • From our friends at @calendow: “FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES: Families seeking asylum and a better future are being separated daily — the children are labeled “unaccompanied minors” and sent to government custody or foster care, and the parents are labeled “criminals” and sent to jail. They are literally being separated, indefinitely, everyday, in our name. #FamiliesBelongTogether”

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fight Against Income Inequality

Although our family celebrates African and African American history and culture (also known as “history and culture”) 365 days a year, I believe that African American History Month should officially begin on January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

It’s clear that Dr. King’s crusade for equality and justice for all human beings is not over. If anything, the 45th presidential administration represents a backlash against the gains obtained as a result of the civil rights and black power movements.

And as much as King championed civil and human rights for African Americans, he also fought to end poverty and income inequality for everyone. The video above includes excerpts from speeches that demonstrate his activism far beyond the dream of racial equality. With the GOP set to execute another reverse Robin Hood heist from the middle and working classes to fuel the filthy rich with tax cuts, King’s voice belongs front and center in contemporary conversations. We need to hear quite a bit from him in the weeks to come.

© Nadir Omowale