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Month: January 2019

The Root: From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen anyone tries to tell you what Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted, remind them that we likely could have known his true feelings if a white man hadn’t put a bullet in his brain.

White people do not love Martin Luther King Jr.

And by “white people,” I do not mean it as a blanket statement. I mean it as a historical, statistics-supported fact. I mean it to describe the majority of white people who did not support the abolition of slavery, the civil rights struggle, the Black Power movement, Black Lives Matter, or any other American movement for justice and equality.

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The question before men today is this: Who am I, as a man, if I don’t dominate others with money and sex?

Reading Time: 4 minutesSo much has changed in my lifetime. So much. And so much will be changed by the end of my life. If men hold fast to outdated ideas and ways of being, the result will be even more unhappy, lonely, unfufilled men. Which would be such a tragedy for all of us. If more men can grow, evolve and serve, then there’s a chance it will be a much better world than the one I was born into, where everyone was forced into strict roles, responsibilities and limitations. We can live in a world of authenticity, freedom and openness – for all of us.

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Food Stamps, Joe Bidden, Kamala Harris: 3 Stories You Should Read 1/21/2019

Reading Time: 2 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  It’s getting real. Shutdown: What comes next Final food stamps payment for now Food stamps will be paid through February, but in order to get funds, states will have to pay February payments early, by or before January 20, which could create confusion for recipients who receive an abnormally large payment that is intended to last an extra month. BY THE NUMBERS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit recipients in 2018: 40.3 million Total benefits paid through SNAP in 2018: 60.6 billion Monthly...

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