Remembering Etta James

[vsw id="LsSS9VcMidA" source="youtube" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"] Henry Giroux @ Truthout | OpEd |Video - My encounter with the music of Etta James constituted something of a rite of passage. I was a white, working-class kid who went to Catholic Youth Organization dances on Friday nights with small dreams, hoping to escape the boredom and sometimes …

The 6th Star: California’s Suffrage Centennial

The Sixth Star: California’s Suffrage Centennial By Max Eternity (Image: SFPL)   San Francisco, California - Long before Occupy, there was another homegrown epic struggle in America—a heroic fight lasting more than a century, called suffrage. The suffrage movement was about women “gaining the right to vote,” says Nancy Sliverrod—a librarian the Main branch of …