The suffragette story

Emmeline Pankhurst (above, with her daughters) in 1913. She led the suffragette movement, was arrested repeatedly and force fed when she went on hunger strike. Emmeline lived until June 1928 and lived long enough to see women get equal voting rights to men.(Image: Tom Marshall/mediadrumworld.com) https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-did-the-suffragettes-do-for-you/p05x6040

Black History Month 2018

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began … Continue reading Black History Month 2018

Stevie Wonder  to denounce bigotry and racism in solidarity with NFL players

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder took a knee at a New York music festival,  showing solidarity with NFL players criticized by President Donald Trump hours earlier. via Stevie Wonder takes both knees 'for America' — CNN.com - RSS Channel - HP Hero

Rohingya crisis: ‘Last chance’ for Aung San Suu Kyi — BBC News

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, must act to stop "absolutely horrible" tragedy, the UN chief tells the BBC. via Rohingya crisis: 'Last chance' for Aung San Suu Kyi — BBC News - Home Malala Yousafzai is urging Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the "tragic and shameful" treatment of the Myanmar's Rohingya people.

Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says

The UN secretary general urges Myanmar to suspend military action in Rakhine state. More than 125,000 Rohingya Muslims are fleeing a Burmese military offensive in restive Rakhine state, according to aid organizations. Reports keep flooding in of mass killings carried out by Burmese security forces, as well as torture, rape and the systematic razing of Rohingya villages. via Rohingya … Continue reading Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says