Blacks, Police and Stats

So I was reading the Wall Street Journal lsat week and came across an article* “The Myth of Black Lives Matter”, so I took a deep breath and flinched and read on. It turn out the WSJ was examining the data from a Washington Post article on a book called “The War on Cops”. So […]

PAFF 2016 journal #3

So I met up with Ken and Mack at the movies and we saw “Stories of our Lives” with an unfortunately small audience. This is a lovely black and white omnibus feature which told 5 stories of everyday life in rural Kenya and its challenges for GLBT people. These challenges all stem of course from […]

PAFF journal #2 

From Jeff H BWMTSC COCHAIR Sunday, Feb 7 My planned viewing last night (Saturday) was altered by my underestimation of the popularity of the festival this year. (ALERT: Buy your tickets as early as possible!) I barely got into “Half of a Yellow Sun” and I had to substitute the American drama “Chapter and Verse: […]

Black Lives Timeline

2013, George Zimmerman acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin Alicia Garza, on Facebook, : “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.” Two days later activists used #j4tmla (justice for trayvon martin l.a.)and #blacklivesmatter in tiny letters.  2014 Brittany Packnett, protests Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., appointed to President Obama’s […]

Podcast Election Fever

Ken  collects comments and ideas on the GOP debate season with the caveat that the NABWMT cannot endorse candidates for office but can and must discuss issues on human rights and how the 2016 election could impact people at ther margins GOP presidential candidates had six prime-time hours on the national stage on Wednesday to […]

DOJ and Civil Rights

Podcast: The Dept. of Justice Waddes in on Civil Rights in Local Courts In this podcast we show how the DOJ has followed up on its core civil rights duty and filed briefs in local courts to protect constitutional rights.

Public-Sector Black Jobs

I was in my local post office and was chating with the counter clerk about the tough times that the postal service employees were haaving and then I saw and article in the New Your Times* about the demise of the black government jobs. For millions of black families, working for the government has long […]

Transgender Equality

Last Saturday I went to a transgender event at our local Unitarian Church and came away with the view that the rights of this marginalized community need even more support. As a cis gender male (yes a new new term to me for my “tribe”), I was amazed at my lack of knowledge of transgendered […]