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Day January 9, 2022

RJ Sayema whose name was featured on Bulli Bai app speaks out

“Her name was on the list because she was brave enough to scare someone.” RJ Sayema Rahman was one of the Muslim women featured in the Bulli Bai app. This is what she had to say on the outrageous case.

The Wisdomkeepers- The promise, the hope, and the transformative power of free libraries

We are going through turbulent times both existentially and socially. The pandemic pushed us indoors, limiting our social interactions to a virtual world against the background of a massive digital divide. At the same time, as fault lines around caste,… Continue Reading →

After Posco, women of Odisha’s Dhinkia village take on Jindal Steel

Women of villages affected by JSW’s steel project in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district are unequivocal in their opposition  By Priya Ranjan Sahu Published: Saturday 08 January 2022 On the road to Dhinkia, a coastal village full of greenery near the port of Paradip… Continue Reading →

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

January 8, 2022 1 Author Aram GoudsouzianBizot Family Professor of History, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Their guest, he… Continue Reading →

India’s Elections and the Rampant Right Wing Hate Speech

The upcoming elections in three Indian states will be a contest between the BJP’s polarizing, violent, Islamaphobic messages and efforts to create a more plural, more democratic India Vijay Prashad Jan 2022 A bizarre event took place in northern India between… Continue Reading →

Punjab Farmers held rallies across the state, ‘forced’ Prime Minister to retreat to Delhi

By Harsh Thakor* The farmers’ spirit, elevated and reverberated at a boiling point in Ferozpur like a spark turning into a prairie fire, appears to be behind Prime Minister Narinder Modi having being compelled to retreat to Delhi due to a… Continue Reading →

Betty White: A defender of diversity and inclusion #SundayReading

MARGUERITE WARDJAN Betty White knew the power she had to influence pop culture, a biographer told Insider.D Dipasupil/FilmMagic Television icon Betty White died at the age of 99 on Dec. 31, just weeks before her 100th birthday. Most knew her as a… Continue Reading →

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