The Path of Totality: Your Solar Eclipse Celestial Playlist

The Great American Eclipse The first total solar eclipse since 1918 to glide across the United States, from coast to shining coast, has come and gone, but the sense of awe at the magnificence of this celestial occurrence will linger … Continue reading

Ease Into The Weekend with “So Clear” by Kraak & Smaak | Music

After a tumultuous week in Trump’s America, let’s ease into the weekend with a super-chill song by Kraak & Smaak and dedicate it to Heather Heyer. Stop for a moment, close your eyes, and send her love as we carry on. Resist! Continue reading

WCW: Hillary Clinton becomes Lady Liberty in flowing pastel blue

Mother America aka Hillary Clinton channels Lady Liberty in a flowy, feminine, pastel blue caftan and becomes summer’s best dressed—and her shoes! Her. Shoes. Continue reading

Ease into the Weekend: Fejka “Wanderlust”

With it’s soft, relaxing melody, and dreamy video imagery of California’s Big Sur coastline, Fejka’s “Wanderlust” your new essential weekend track. Continue reading

Where Jazz Meets Rap: MF DOOM “Rhymes Like Dimes” Will Ease You Into The Weekend

Considered a musical, urban-poetic masterpiece, MF DOOM’s “Rhymes Like Dimes” connects jazz to rap, and gifts the listener a warm, smooth, melodic track for the ages. Continue reading

On This Day, 1946, Linda Ronstadt was born. A look back at this famous Mexican-American singer’s illustrious career. Viva!

On This Day, 1946, Linda Ronstadt was born. A look back at this famous Mexican-American singer’s illustrious career. Viva! Continue reading

56 Years Ago in the United States: A “Colored” Person Could Be Arrested For Using A “White” Bathroom

Be like Lewis! Always fight the Good Fight. History will be on your side. #GoodTrouble 56 years ago today I was released from Parchman Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson, MS for using a "white" restroom. #goodtrouble pic.twitter.com/Y6UeilFa5u — John … Continue reading

July 4th Weekend Vibes: Que tal America?

Happy 4th of July!  💥🕺🏽💃🏻💥 Grab your dance parter, and get those disco-samba-bossa-nova moves on by the pool, at the beach, or by the BBQ! Brought to you by the sounds of Belgium’s 70s Disco band “Two Man Sound”, the foundation … Continue reading

The Evolution of Bill Maher

June 9th was Bill Maher’s first time back in front of his “Real Time” audience following his use of the n-word the previous week on the show. He used his airtime time wisely. Not only did he sincerely apologize, more importantly, he … Continue reading

Ease into Monday with Tupac: “To Live In Die In L.A.” (music)

It’s time to ease into Monday with some music after an intense weekend remembering The Los Angeles Uprising — the largest civil unrest in American history. This weekend brought back memories of: The killing of Latasha Harlins, the 15-year-old school … Continue reading

Remembering Marlene Dietrich On Her 115th Birthday

Remembering Marlene Dietrich On Her 115th Birthday

REAL WOMEN WEAR PANTSUITS! An original who is still remembered on her 115th birthday, Marlene Dietrich — the honorary Grand Dame of Pantsuit Nation — was born in Berlin, Germany on December 29, 1901.   In 1930, Dietrich wore a … Continue reading

First Trump Came for Mexicans, but I Didn’t Speak Up Because I Wasn’t Mexican. Then They Came for Me — and by That Time, No One was Left to Speak Up

I bought this poster at Revolution Books on Durant and Telegraph in Berkeley and I had it on my wall throughout college.  I suppose I was attracted to message because I am a journalist and a writer, so it’s fundamental … Continue reading

Hillary Makes Herstory! This One Is For The Girls!

So, for anyone who’s still in doubt, Hillary was championing women and children when you didn’t think it was a cause, when you weren’t paying attention, when it wasn’t “viral” on social media, or the cause du jour. Remember, integrity is what you do when no one is watching.
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Summer Solstice 2016 Enters With A Rare Full Strawberry Moon

A Strawberry Moon floats above the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, on the 2016 Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.  This aspect of the Lunar Moon Goddess doesn’t mess around. She’s wants you to remember her name. This year, … Continue reading

Happy Cesar Chavez Day! A Day of Service.

Think Different. Change the World. Cesar Chavez Day.   Through his work, along with fellow labor leader, Dolores Huerta, and the countless others who were part of the United Farm Workers‘ struggle, Cesar Chavez brought international awareness of the unfair wages and … Continue reading

Blackout Tuesday: The Bernie Sanders Speech Corporate Media Chose Not To Air.

Blackout Tuesday: The Bernie Sanders Speech Corporate Media Chose Not To Air.

by Jon Queally, staff writer Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by Common Dreams Though Bernie Sanders had an admittedly disappointing night on Tuesday, losing four of five primary contests to rival Hillary Clinton, he still took to the stage in Phoenix, Arizona … Continue reading