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John Lewis

John Lewis (1940-2020)

John Lewis, whom we filmed in 2016, was nearly beaten to death in Selma, Alabama in 1965, so that all Americans could vote. He made history. What will WE make? And when?

Rev. Joseph Echols Lowery (1921-2020)

Civil Rights leader Rev. Joseph Echols Lowery died at home, surrounded by his daughters, on Friday, March 27, at the age of 98. He did not put down his sword until his last day. It was Rev. Lowery who agreed to have Helen Butler, the Executive Director of his organization, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda, join me as a co-plaintiff in our successful federal suit against Georgia’s GOP Sec. of State, now Governor, Brian Kemp. Sadly, this is

Alev Ha-Shalom, Brother Greg

Dick Gregory was a HUGE influence on my work and writings – that ability to take the darkest side of America and destroy the killers and Klansman with the deadly bullet of humor. Even while wilting from hunger (he would eat no solid food until the US left Vietnam)

Bernie new to Civil Rights?!?!?!

Bernie new to Civil Rights?!?!?! He ran John Lewis’ SNCC office in Chicago – leading the critical fight for economic rights with Martin Luther King. If you’d read Ted Rall’s bio ”Bernie” as I told you to

Scalia's Black Beemer

It was one of our team’s weirder investigative discoveries: The recently departed Justice Antonin Scalia – alev ha shalom – in 2011, was ticketed for recklessly driving his black BMW. To his family, I offer condolences. To my readers, I offer the facts

Dispatch from Battleground North Carolina

[Greensboro, NC] Jim Crow has risen from the crypt of Segregation.  But now he’s working as Dr. James Crow, database expert.  Read Greg Palast’s Election Day dispatch from Dixie, for Al Jazeera