Twitter Goes Wild Over Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse’s Olympic Bromance — TIME

Usain Bolt has done it again and Twitter is absolutely loving it. The world’s fastest man grinned his way over the line, once again, Wednesday night in the men’s 200-m semi-finals. But right alongside him, and flashing a big smile back, was Canadian Andre De Grasse. De Grasse closed in on Bolt towards the end…

via Twitter Goes Wild Over Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse’s Olympic Bromance — TIME

WHEN THE SYSTEM WORKS

SERENDIPITY

A couple of nights ago, Garry and I watched an episode of “The American Experience.” It was part two of two and it focused on Lyndon Baines Johnson, Selma, Alabama … and the passage of the Civil and Voting Rights acts.

This is American history, but it’s also part of our personal histories. Those were titanic times. Garry was already a working reporter. I was finished with college and out in the real world.

We remember. It was a very big deal. It was a massive shift in our culture and the reality in which we lived. It was the consummation of centuries of racism and oppression plus decades of the ongoing battle for equal rights — still a work in progress. Of wondering, doubting, if change was even possible.

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After John Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson, a traditional Southern politician who had never shown any special liberal or progressive leanings, came forward and decided…

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Reparations website – Because it’s 2016

One Louisiana native just wanted some books. A mother from Oklahoma simply wanted some help to buy a new laptop battery. So they, along with dozens of other people of colour, took to a new website to ask for help from those who have discriminated against them for decades: white people. Simultaneously, white people came…

via New website enables white people to offer reparations directly to people of colour — National Post – Top Stories