“Think Different” ✨
Do any of you remember this mural gracing Los Angeles? These where the faces of the Nation’s Democratic heroes who where painted on the south side of the Hotel Figueroa at 939 South Figueroa as part of a way to welcome the DNC, and part of Apple Computer’s “Think Different” campaign.
The 12-story "Think Different" mural could be seen by those attending the Democratic National Convention held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The mural featured from left to right: First, Cesar Chavez (top), Bobby Kennedy; Second, Franklin D. Roosevelt; Third, Martin Luther King, Jr. (top) and Eleanor Roosevelt. Below this mural, crowds of people gathered across the Staples Center where the Democratic convention was being held. .
These great people painted on Hotel Figueroa made a great impact! What’s your stamp in this world? ✨
📷: Los Angeles Public Library
Remember this post? I am recanting that statement it takes a strong person to admit that they are wrong But I can never be a republican for A LOT of reasons but one of the reasons is because of the lack of empathy for poor people, refugees and every election year they get crazier and crazier someday they are going to be talking about how crazy green men are going to invade our country but don't worry they are Very stable geniuses. #republican#democrat#democratic#democraticparty#verystablegenius#donaldtrump
Congratulations on your win!
"I won my first election last night. I won as a single mother of 3, as a black woman, and as a first time politician against a man who was none of the above. On to November!!"-- Mary Catherine Roberson @roberson4clerk
Great to meet @katiehillforcongress last night. It's inspiring to see a young women following her passion to make a difference in her community and the world. When I was listening to Katie speak, I was thinking...I don't think I have the guts to do something like that...and I'm a pretty big risk taker! Running for Congress is no easy path, especially for a young women. Makes me want to go out and do something fierce today!
On this day in 1854, in the city of Ripon, Wisconsin, members of the former Whig Party create a new political party to oppose the expansion of slavery in the western territories. This party will be the Republican Party, one of the two main political parties of the United States. The Whig Party, created in 1834 to counter Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party, had grown divided over the issue of slavery by 1854, especially after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The act allowed for popular sovereignty to decide on whether the state would allow slavery or not. However, the act inflamed political tensions as pro- and anti-slavery clashed in Kansas, and the political divisions between Northern Whigs and Southern Whigs led to the party's disintegration. Anti-slavery Whigs held meetings to form the new Republican Party, where the one in Ripon is associated with the party's creation.
Despite Republican John C. Fremont losing the 1856 election to Democrat James Buchanan, the party grew supporters from the North. Republican Abraham Lincoln would be the party's first President in 1860, the Civil War erupting by 1861. With the Democrats closely associated with the traitorous Confederates, Republicans after winning the war would dominate American politics during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age in the second half of the 19th century.
As time pass and politics changed, the Republican Party - like its Democratic counterpart - has transformed and motified its ideology (for better or worse...)
“Race had everything to do with my going to death row for 30 years.” Horrifying, heartbreaking and hopeful. A moving presentation by Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit.
He spoke candidly about his time, and unbelievably, at times, with a sense of humor.
When asked what we can do, he spoke about holding your elected officials accountable, registering to vote and opposing the death penalty. When he was released, 152 people on death row had been exonerated. There have been 6 more cleared in the ensuing 3 years.
He spoke of the need for community outreach and programs within the system to help people re-acclimate to society socially and vocationally when they get out of prison.
This man missed his life. As I listened to him, I found myself being lulled into the illusion thinking that it was 30 years ago, so surely things are different now.
Things are not so different.
I am grateful to Anthony Ray Hinton for his voice, however painful it must be for him, shedding a light on one of our nation’s most shameful histories and current afflictions. #socialjustice#prisonreform#nodeathpenalty#racialprofiling
Sex and the City’s former cast member, Cynthia Nixon, is running for governor of New York. She will be running against Governor Cuomo in September during the Democratic primaries. She thinks it’s time for someone to join office who can provide the citizens of NY consistent change with subways, incarceration and healthcare. Who’s with Cynthia?!? COMMENT YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW👇🏼
Patersonians, please be sure to attend the Paterson Naacp Mayoral Candidate forum at the Don Bosco Tech Academy tomorrow 3/21 at 7 pm. Get all of your questions answered to help you make an informed vote on May 8th.