Thinking Globally About Racial Justice

by Imani Countess, over 1 year ago

From the pandemic to climate change to police violence, today’s crises require global collaboration on a scale never seen before. The post Thinking Globally About Racial Justice appeared first on OtherWords.

Rebuilding Black-Owned Businesses After COVID-19

by Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Joshua Devine, over 1 year ago

The pandemic hit Black entrepreneurs especially hard. To recover, we need to treat the pre-existing conditions. The post Rebuilding Black-Owned Businesses After COVID-19 appeared first on OtherWords.

A Textbook Case of Environmental Injustice

by Jill Richardson, over 1 year ago

People of color are more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people. A proposed Louisiana plastics plant shows how. The post A Textbook Case of Environmental Injustice appeared first on OtherWords.

America, Go Big Again

by Jim Hightower, over 1 year ago

Joe Biden may be a lifelong, go-slow politician, but his infrastructure plan is a serious, ambitious investment in the public good. The post America, Go Big Again appeared first on OtherWords.

Labor Laws Need New Teeth

by Rebekah Entralgo, over 1 year ago

Union drives aren’t stopping. Workers deserve the right to a fair vote, without corporate interference. The post Labor Laws Need New Teeth appeared first on OtherWords.

In OtherWords: April 21, 2021

by Peter Certo, over 1 year ago

This week, a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all charges. The post In OtherWords: April 21, 2021 appeared first on OtherWords.

Deputy Secretary Discusses Climate Crisis, DOD Response

by DoD News, over 1 year ago

The Defense Department faces a growing climate crisis that impacts national security, and it must take ambitious and immediate action to ensure readiness and defend the nation, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said.

Nuclear Triad Modernization the Nation's Highest Priority, Admiral Says

by David Vergun, over 1 year ago

Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, briefed the media at the Pentagon.

Defense Secretary Calls Climate Change an Existential Threat

by David Vergun, over 1 year ago

The climate crisis is a profoundly destabilizing force for the world, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said at the Leaders Summit on Climate.

Military Leaders Discuss Defense Authorization Request, Future Years Defense Program


The commanders of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2022.

Military, Environmental, Agricultural Interests Align in Chesapeake Bay Region

by C. Todd Lopez, over 1 year ago

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks visited the Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape in Vienna, Md., on the 51st anniversary of Earth Day to highlight the Sentinel Landscape partnership there.

DOD to Assist in Search for Indonesian Submarine

by C. Todd Lopez, over 1 year ago

The Defense Department is providing assistance to help in the search for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala, which disappeared while conducting training operations in the Bali Sea.

UN Calls for Action to Achieve a Malaria-Free World

over 1 year ago

This year’s commemoration of World Malaria Day celebrates progress being made in eliminating disease

Final Ruling on Trump Facebook Ban Delayed

over 1 year ago

The Facebook oversight board had originally expected to have its decision by this month

Apple Restores Parler Social Media to App Store

over 1 year ago

Apple removed the app because it said January 6 protesters used it to plan the attack on the Capitol

US Trying to Insulate Electrical Grid From Cyberattacks  

over 1 year ago

100-day plan calls for the power industry owners and operators to modernize cybersecurity defenses

European Union Moves to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

over 1 year ago

Leaders seek to embrace benefits while limiting potential threat to rights, privacy that technology poses

A Look at Why Ghana Is Attracting IT Firms 

over 1 year ago

Social media giant Twitter recently announced it would open an office there, and the nation’s minister of communications and digitalization points to high standards for doing business 

Effects of Jim Crow Era Live On in Modern America, Some Say 

over 1 year ago

Republicans across the US are proposing — and sometimes passing — laws that place additional restrictions on voting. Many Democrats say these are modern-style Jim Crow laws meant to disenfranchise Black voters 

US House Passes DC Statehood Bill on Party-Line Vote

over 1 year ago

Bill now goes to Senate where it faces difficult odds

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

over 1 year ago

Vote was 94-1; Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri was only lawmaker to vote against bill

Biden's Climate Pledge: Not Easy, Not Impossible

over 1 year ago

The technology mostly exists but needs an unprecedented scale-up, experts say

Sen. Tim Scott to Deliver Republicans’ Rebuttal to Biden Address

over 1 year ago

He’s the only Black Republican in the Senate

College Voters Overwhelmingly Approve of Biden's Job in Office

over 1 year ago

Harvard Youth Poll says college voters set new record with 63% approval rating for Biden

US-Japan Statement Raises Issue of Taiwan Defense Against China

over 1 year ago

Japan, a staunch but informal ally of Taiwan, is seen as backing a US-led defense of the island but not initiate military action

Pentagon Internet Mystery Now Partially Solved

over 1 year ago

Military hopes to 'assess, evaluate and prevent unauthorized use of DoD IP address space,' according to a statement released Friday; project hopes to 'identify potential vulnerabilities' as part of efforts to defend against cyber-intrusions by global adversaries

Catholic Officials Halt Activity in Haiti Over 9 Kidnapped 

over 1 year ago

Catholic institutions including schools and universities close in three-day protest to demand release of people kidnapped more than a week ago amid a spike in violence the government is struggling to control

Lava From Guatemala's Pacaya Volcano Threatens Towns

over 1 year ago

Lava flow stretches at least 5 kilometers

Haitian Protesters Use Vodou to Persuade the President to Step Down

over 1 year ago

Dozens join midday demonstration that circled national palace seven times while expressing outrage over the president’s inability to curb kidnappings that have

Olympic Athletes Promised Legal Support if They Protest

over 1 year ago

Several groups pledge to back athletes who choose to make social justice statements not allowed under Olympic rules

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