BEYOND THE LIP SERVICE: REPARATIONS FOR REAL

Member Discrimination, Law, Social Justice 0 Comments

THE PROBLEM As the debates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primaries are starting to show, if there was ever a time for the successful extension of reparations for slavery to all Black Americans, that time has finally arrived. This conversation is truly happening on a national level, for the first time. Politicians running for the highest office in the land …

Fed vs State Powers (George Freeman)

Private Clubs: Civil Rights Exemption or Sanctioned Discrimination

Member Career, Discrimination

As a civil rights supporter, when it comes to creating an air of acceptance for all individuals, George resembles a full time activist. As owner of the famed New York nightclub Galaxy 21, he played an important role in providing a safe space for people of different races and sexual orientations to come together in the late 1970s. Galaxy 21 …

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Member Freedom of Religion, Local Politics, Seattle

“During eight years of relentless attacks, Freeman still managed to bring cohesion to wanting elements of society who needed a place to flourish. Against this backdrop came ‘The Monastery’s ‘come as you are and join us as we are’ message of enlightenment, which provided a ready stage for this city’s alternative community to come into its own.”