Created in quarantine by three brothers originally from Long Island, MeidasTouch is technically a liberal PAC but in practice a video production team staffed solely by the three siblings, with some content contributions from their 14-year-old sister.
Ben Meiselas was lead attorney for Colin Kaepernick’s lawsuit and settlement with the NFL. Brett Meiselas is a veteran editor and producer who served as head of digital post-production for The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2013 to 2018. Jordan Meiselas works in marketing and advertising, currently with agency Translation in New York.
~~Published June 19, 2020~~
Female reporters have held Trump accountable. Trump is terrified.
On the celebration of this uniquely special day, in view of current national events, this video becomes more important. The phrase “I can’t breathe” has taken a new meaning. Two prominent cases immediately come to mind: Eric Garner and George Floyd. There surely are many more that we don’t know about that will remain nameless.
Where are they? In the annals of history, in the fields of cities and towns where slaves were held, abused, beaten and killed, in the pavement of Anytown, USA where they are killed while ‘living black’!
The Black people in America need to be celebrated!
Deitrick Vaughn Haddon (born May 17, 1973) is an American gospel singer, songwriter, music producer, pastor, and actor. He is best known for progressive gospel, and contemporary styles of music. He is also one of the cast members in Oxygen‘s reality television show Preachers of L.A.
The gospel singer delivers a musical elegy for George Floyd. .
“With everything in our culture right now – the police brutality, the massacres, so much going on – we need that inspiration,” the gospel star says of his song “Under Control.”
“When I was recording my new album (Masterpiece), I said I need something that will speak to our culture and our generation, that will help people press forward even through the tough situations. I had this song I was singing in my heart for a year or two: ‘God has everything under control,'” he says. “When I had the opportunity to record this album, “I had to sing it.”
I Love when Detrick “claps” his hands in his slow songs. That means he really feels the pain of it. I heard him clap in a song years ago when he called his grandmother. When D triple claps … its pain, its release, its Change coming.
These are uncertain times in so many ways. I have learned so many things that should have been taught to me when I was in school.
It’s heartbreaking how a big chunk of history has been relegated to the books and to the memories of some who have passed and also to the fiber of family members of slaves, their descendants and the African American community.
EJI’s new report, Reconstruction in America, documents nearly 2,000 more confirmed racial terror lynchings of Black people by white mobs in America than previously detailed.
The report examines the 12 years following the Civil War when lawlessness and violence perpetrated by white leaders created an American future of racial hierarchy, white supremacy, and Jim Crow laws – an era from which our nation has yet to recover.
EJI has now documented nearly 6,500 racial terror lynchings in America between 1865 and 1950. Thousands more Black people have been killed by white mob lynchings whose deaths may never be discovered.
In our 2015 report, Lynching in America, EJI documented 4,500 racial terror lynchings in the period between 1877 and 1950. Our newest report, Reconstruction in America, documents nearly 2,000 additional lynchings between 1865 and 1876, raising the total number of documented lynchings to nearly 6,500.
Thousands more were attacked, sexually assaulted, and terrorized by white mobs and individuals who were shielded from arrest and prosecution.
The report documents nearly 2,000 more confirmed racial terror lynchings of Black people by white mobs in America than previously detailed, bringing the total number of confirmed lynchings to 6,500 with thousands more that may never be documented. The report examines the 12 years following the Civil War when lawlessness and violence perpetrated by white leaders created an American future of racial hierarchy, white supremacy, and Jim Crow laws—an era from which our nation has yet to recover. The Equal Justice Initiative works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.
The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization, based in Montgomery, Alabama, that provides legal representation to prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes, poor prisoners without effective representation, and others who may have been denied a fair trial.
I’m thinking about the many things that I’ve personally experienced since 2020 began.
Continued horrors of a corrupt, rudderless administration in the mainland, earthquakes in Puerto Rico, COVID-19, quarantine time, corruption in my home country, social unrest due to police brutality, continued killing of unarmed black people … and now increasing COVID numbers because of a botched response to contain and mitigate.
And … the ‘rallies’ are resuming. What else can go wrong? Don’t even want to imagine or think about it!
Today’s video Google Doodle, illustrated by Los Angeles-based guest artist Loveis Wise and narrated by actor and activist LeVar Burton, honors the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. Short for “June Nineteenth,” Juneteenth marks the true end of chattel slavery across the United States – which didn’t actually occur until 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Specifically, it marks the day when enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas (one of the westernmost points in the Confederate South) finally received news of their liberation.
Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day,Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day) is a non-federal American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union Army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were now free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier and the American Civil War had largely ended with the defeat of the Confederate States in April, Texas was the most remote of the slave states, with a low presence of Union troops, so enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent.
~~Published June 19, 2020~~
Today’s video Google Doodle, illustrated by Los Angeles-based guest artist Loveis Wise and narrated by actor and activist LeVar Burton, honors the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth.