Thursday May 14, 2015 Shaker Heights Main Library 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
What the (Bleep) Happened to Hip Hop is a national public education campaign to address the corporatization of music, dance, and other art forms and shine a critical lens on race, class, and gender in contemporary American culture. What the (Bleep) Happened to Hip Hop is a national joint project of Hip Hop Congress and Move to Amend.
A charter initiative is being sought in Kent with the goal of challenging "corporate personhood" locally and nationally by gathering input from city residents during a public hearing each election cycle.
A citizens' group is planning to place the city charter amendment on the ballot through petition initiative. If approved bv voters, the initiative would require Kent City Council to designate a "Democracy Day" during the first week of October each year in which a local, state or national election is held in Kent.
City backs effort to end legal notion of corporate personhood.
It's a cruel irony that the very week our nation celebrates the life and work for justice and equality of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., our country also marks mark the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision that diminished political justice and equality.
The controversial decision, issued Jan. 21, 2010, broadened the rights of corporate entities and individuals to donate (or, more appropriately, invest) in political elections. Its promises of expanding democracy and greater quality and diversity in political discourse have gone unfulfilled.