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Feminist, Activist, former Young Lords Party and Black Panther Party member, applied cultural anthropologist

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Diaries published: 610 (0 days since last diary on Sun May 03, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 63835 (0 days since last comment on Sun May 03, 2015 at 06:33 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 101828

Total Comment Ratings: 255627

Most Recommended Diary: My response to David Brooks in the NYT, 804 comments, 1629 recommends

People Following Denise Oliver Velez: 1155

Denise Oliver Velez's Most Recent Diaries:

Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Geert Wilders, heads the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands At the invitation of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most divisive bigots in ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 62 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 04:27 AM PDT with 117 Recommends
Cartoon decrying the Hamburg massacre of July 1876 As people raise a hue and cry, for a media minute, about yet another police murder of an unarmed black man—this time Walter Scott ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 298 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 239 Recommends
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan. Sabeen Mehmud was shot ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 01:21 PM PDT with 114 Recommends
Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid, the first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly since Reconstruction While much of the media is focusing on presidential hopefuls for 2016, ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 93 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 124 Recommends
The Daily Dot has teamed up with the Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Elmo: Elmo and the surgeon general set the record straight on the vaccine debate There’s been a lot of Internet “...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2015 at 02:22 PM PDT with 65 Recommends

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