UPDATE: Also cross-posted on HuffPo! After smearing White House special advisor Van Jones for days on his show, Glenn Beck said on August 27, 2009: “I want to point out the silence; no one has challenged these facts — they just attack me personally.” Well, the White House is wise to stay above the fray … Continue reading Glenn Beck’s Attack On Van Jones: Fantasies & Falsehoods
EJS has been fortunate to work with Tanene Allison on the past, especially when she worked for the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. The topic of dissent and the role of artists in helping us more towards a new and improved American democracy is something that resonates with our work. This was originally published … Continue reading Tanene Allison: Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy
UPDATE: Special thanks to Mercury Lounge (http://www.mercurysf.com) for hosting our event on a night that they're usually closed, and to Commonweal Institute (http://www.commonwealinstitute.org) for underwriting this event. Ellee Koss, Eva Paterson, Netroots Nation, Keith Kamisugi, Rebecca Prozan, Matt Haney and Dexter Ligot-Gordon invite you to join us for a fun and stimulating evening to welcome … Continue reading Meet Mike Lux, Obama’s Progressive Liason on Transition Team
I originally wrote this for ningin.com, a site covering Asian media and pop culture. A Black man born in Hawai'i with an Asian sister was sworn into office Tuesday as our President. He took the oath of office on the same bible used by Abraham Lincoln for the exact same oath 148 years ago, realizing … Continue reading Asian America Must Battle Injustice with President Obama
The continuing stream of articles dealing with race and the presidential campaign contrasts with the infrequent coverage we saw in the primary season. Just a sampling of articles in the past 24 hours: TIME's Peter Beinart in an article titled "Is He American Enough?": "With their incessant talk about who loves their country and who … Continue reading Is ‘That One’ American Enough?