This Date in Native History: Hawai‘i is relearning that it’s not a state—it’s a sovereign kingdom. According to political scientist Dr. Keanu Sai, actions are slowly underway that will disassemble its illegal relationship with the United States, established when the U.S. named Hawai‘i a state on August 21, 1959. Sai and many others are leading the movement for the return of the Hawaiian Kingdom, supported by International Law.Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/08/21/native-history-hawaii-riding-wave-towards-sovereignty-150963
"Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible is a brilliant documentary and a must-see for all people who are interested in justice, spiritual growth and community making. It features the experiences of white women and men who have worked to gain insight into what it means to challenge notions of racism and white supremacy in the United States."
Watch more at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAljja0vi2M
"Mourners gathered in Harlem on Thursday night to remember Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old transgender woman who was beaten to death last week. Nettles was walking with friends on August 17 when she was confronted by a group of men. Once the men realized that Nettles and her friends were transgender, they verbally and physically assaulted them. The attack happened one block away from a local police station."
Read more at: http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/08/mourners_remember_islan_nettles_transgender_woman_killed_in_harlem.html
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