Rage, Hope, Love Fueling Black Lives Matter Movement, Says Supporter

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published May 3, 2015 - 1:20am

"The problem is poverty. The problem is racism," said Rev. Victoria Safford of the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church. "The problem is deep, deep, old oppression."


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Gang Members Blow Holes in Baltimore Police Narrative

Sam Seder for SamSeder Published April 28, 2015 - 6:20pm

Gang Members Blow Holes in Baltimore Police Narrative - Baltimore gang members explain what they are trying to do at the Baltimore protests and why they are trying to prevent violence. Also Baltimore’s record on systemic Police violence...


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Anger Translator Reveals Obama's Real Feelings: Video

Teke O'Reilly for The Contributor Published April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm

Journalists, politicians, and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. Journalism awards and scholarships were presented, with the assistance of First Lady Michelle Obama. President Obama and comedian Cecily Strong made humorous remarks about politics and the media. 


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Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video

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Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video


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MN Nice Rebuttal: Structural Racism at Root of Offensive Remarks

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 22, 2015 - 12:31pm

Others booed, but Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) thought for several hours before responding to a remark Rep. Jim Newberger (R-Becker) had made about North Minneapolis. During a debate on funding for the North Star rail line Newberger said “Boy, wouldn’t that be convenient, to have that rail line going from the prison to North Minneapolis." After hearing some grumbling he quickly added, “or to any section of our state.” Boos were heard in the House chamber.


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VIDEO: Native Americans Protest Columbus Statue at MN State Capitol

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 20, 2015 - 5:12pm

Minnesota’s legislature is considering a bill that would change the engraving on the statue from “Discoverer of America” to “Christopher Columbus landed in America.” A co-sponsor of the House bill includes Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Grove City), who taught high school government classes 35 years. That change misses the point, say Native Americans who marched through downtown St. Paul Saturday to the Columbus statue.


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People's State of the Union on the Steps of Minneapolis City Hall: VIDEO

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 7, 2015 - 9:47am

Advocates for citizens fed up with police harassment and mistreatment of workers are successfully getting the attention of Minneapolis city leaders. This week, Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Field (NOC) Organizer Mike Griffin led a "people's state of the union" presentation at Minneapolis City Hall that outlined systemic labor issues for low-wage workers and how certain city laws are being abused by police to harass minorities. The presentation got the support and participation of several city council members.


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Iran and US Reach Historic Agreement for Nuclear Prevention (JCPOA): Obama Video

Teke O'Reilly for The Contributor Published April 3, 2015 - 12:22am

Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Obama lays out the details of a historic framework with Iran that will prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. April 2, 2015.


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