Eric Cantor

The Eric Garner Verdict: Analyses, Implications and What Comes Next – YouTube | #OYRchallenge

There has been a stiffening silence in African American homes of late. There is no language to bridge anguish, fear, and cognitive dissonance into language appropriate to educate, parent, and resolve going out the next day into the mirage of Americanism.  We avert our gaze when mistakenly another broadcast of protesters flicker across our television sets. Teacher’s College hopes to teach us to exhale through this silence. The panel assembled expressed the need to provide breathing space for race dialogue. Watch the video. #ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter

Streamed live on Dec 11, 2014

Panel Discussion and Teachers College Community dialogue to take seriously the question of what comes next here at Teachers College in the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown non-indictments. Featuring Professors Chris Emdin, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, and doctoral student and poet Jamila Lyiscott.

via The Eric Garner Verdict: Analyses, Implications and What Comes Next – YouTube.

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Unforgettable: The 10 Last Words of Unarmed Black Men – Urban Cusp |#OYRchallenge

Urban Cusp has put together #lastwords of young black men shot by police. #OYRchallenge#lastwords

The following images reflect the last words of ten unarmed African American men curated by journalist Shirin Barghi. According to her tweets, Barghi says, “I created these images to raise awareness about racist police violence in America and as an expression of solidarity. I experienced police brutality in my native Iran, and the struggle here to confront that violence resonated with me.”The information that accompanies each was posted on Upworthy by Andrea Garcia-Vargas to serve as a fact check and source of information for each image.

via Unforgettable: The 10 Last Words of Unarmed Black Men – Urban Cusp.

8 Reasons Why Cantor’s Rebranded GOP Looks Just Like The Old GOP | ThinkProgress

On Tuesday afternoon, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivered a speech that sought to “rebrand” the GOP as a party that can advance legislation that would improve the lives of the “most vulnerable” Americans. “Our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self reliance, faith in the individual, trust in the family, and accountability in government,” Cantor said in an address titled “Making Life Work.” “Our goal: To ensure every American have a fair shot at earning their success and achieving their dreams.”

But a closer look behind Cantor’s policy proposals reveals that House Republicans are still more interested in sounding compassionate than ensuring economic advancement for middle and lower income voters. Here is why:

via 8 Reasons Why Cantor’s Rebranded GOP Looks Just Like The Old GOP | ThinkProgress.

 

GOP Likely to OK Temporary Debt Ceiling Extension in House Vote – The Daily Beast

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via GOP Likely to OK Temporary Debt Ceiling Extension in House Vote – The Daily Beast.

 

UPDATE: Divided Republican House Passes Senate ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan

“UPDATE: Boehner Seeks To Modify ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan With Spending Cuts”