1. We Will Not Bow Down
“I serve one who was born in the time of another narcissistic maniac named Caesar. They hung him high, they stretched him wide, but that brown-skinned Palestinian Jew, that revolutionary, didn’t bow and neither can we.” — Rev. William Barber II
“It appears that the Trump Administration’s response to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico in 2017 suffered from the same flaws as the Bush Administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005,” wrote Representatives Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland and Stacey E. Plaskett, the nonvoting delegate from the United States Virgin Islands. (from the New York Times.)
Her case garnered national headlines, provoking questions about the criminal justice system and the criminalization of black women and girls.
Two seasons in, The Good Place offers plenty of conversation prompts about the afterlife.
Cape Town is running out of water — May 11 is the current forecast for Day Zero.
“The hardest part of automating this kind of extremely high-stakes human decision-making: determining what a computer should prioritize, and in what order.”
“I don’t buy that journalism should act simply as society’s mirror. Yes, it tells us about the world as it is, but it also pushes us toward a world that could be. It is about speaking truth to power, giving voice to the voiceless. And it is a profession that actively benefits from seeking out fresh perspectives and voices, instead of simply asking the same small cadre of well-trod names for their opinions.”
But don’t lose hope — Americans can still do something to sway this!
“We got to create this world and we wanted to root it as close to real-world Africa as possible. And so it was really world-building in its truest form.”