The ADL has a Hate Symbols Database

ADL's Hate Symbols Database

If you’ve ever seen a symbol out there and wondered what it represents, wonder no more. Just turn to the ADL’s Hate on Display™ Hate Symbols Database. It provides “an overview of many of the symbols most frequently used by a variety of white supremacist groups and movements, as well as some other types of hate groups.”

Visit and check if the symbol you’ve seen matches any one used by a hate group.

The awesome video work of Ari Lopez Wei

Ari in WWI uniform in a period train car

Ari Lopez Wei is The Wei’s photographer, videographer and Media Manager. He’s also a living historian who educates people about what life was like for colored and black soldiers in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and WWI.

You can see Ari’s fotos and some video shorts on Instagram and his blog. If you want to know more about the header image on this page, here’s the full post where he reflects on birthdays, and the day it was taken.

Newville Reenactment 2017
Alina & Gary Wedding Highlight Video
Camp Doughboy World War I (WWI) History Weekend

NJ bill requiring school sustainability plans advances out of committee

Trenton – In an effort to ensure New Jersey schools are meeting the state’s environmental goals, the Senate Education Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Smith that would require school districts to include an environmental sustainability plan in their long-range facilities plan.

“There are currently close to 600 school districts in New Jersey, and while they all vary in size, their facilities consume large amounts of carbon energy to keep them running,” said Senator Smith (D-Middlesex/Somerset). “With the climate change crisis resulting in drastic, observable changes in the environment, it is imperative that we meet our state goals to reduce the production and consumption of greenhouse gasses through expanding our use of clean energy. By requiring our school districts to look into means to become more sustainable, we can set a precedent for the rest of New Jersey to also find ways to be more environmentally friendly. We only get one Earth, and we must find real solutions to reverse some of the damage done by climate change before it is too late.” read more

School segregation in Newark, NJ is among highest in nation

A new report shows that Newark, NJ measures first out of all 403 US metropolitan hubs for economic segregation and second in black-white segregation. The report was released on the 68th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s Brown v. Education ruling, which outlawed school segregation across the country.

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Also see Does New Jersey have to desegregate its schools? A judge will soon decide. read more