Michelle Obama at Democratic National Convention 2016 in Philadelphia



our motto is, when they go low, we go high.

I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise, a leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children.

Brexit is on

On the EU Referendum

Leave – 52% Remain – 48%


Felix Salmon. The Economist.


Democrats in The United States House of Representatives sit-in.
NPR. Guardian.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on December 7, 1964, London

Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives aired a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on December 7, 1964. King, invited by Christian Action, spoke at City Temple Hall, London, on his way to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Brian DeShazor of Pacifica Radio narrates its finding from their archive and some context for the recording.

World’s Columbian Exposition.

Haiti Building
Haiti Building. World’s Columbian Exposition.

Foreign Buildings
“Foreign Buildings,” consisting of images of the Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, & Haiti buildings. From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World’s Fair by The Werner Company. 4 photographs from a series. 1893.

via Field Museum.

Lecture on Haiti, The Haitian Pavilion Dedication Ceremonies Delivered at the World’s Fair, in Jackson Park, Chicago, Jan. 2d, 1893
By the Honorable Frederick Douglass.