Category Archives: Acacia O’Connor: Author

ACTION ALERT! Stand Up for the Freedom to Read! Defend ‘House of the Spirits’ in NC classrooms

A challenge to Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits has stirred immense debate in Watauga County School District in Boone, North Carolina. NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project has been on the case for months, supporting district teachers and … Continue reading

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Black Voices Silenced: NWA Says ‘Fuck The Police’

They weren’t the first musical group to express the sentiment, but when N.W.A. released “Straight Outta Compton,” unappreciative police activated in a big way to censor the group, in particular its track ‘F–k tha police.’ Police officers around the country … Continue reading

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This Black History Month, Remembering Black Voices Silenced

“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. It is just as criminal to rob a man of his right to speak and hear as it … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] 2013 YFEP Film Contest Finalist: Go With Them

This film is one of ten semi-finalists in our 2013 Youth Free Expression Film Contest. LOVE this film? VOTE. You can help it win People’s Choice by liking it on YouTube. “Go With Them” by Matthew Billman Age 18, Universal … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] 2013 YFEP Film Contest Finalist: Video Games in the Crosshairs

This film is one of ten semi-finalists in our 2013 Youth Free Expression Film Contest. LOVE this film? VOTE. You can help it win People’s Choice by liking it on YouTube. “Video Games in the Crosshairs” by Savannah Jossart Age … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] 2013 YFEP Film Contest Finalist: Initial Testing

This film is one of ten semi-finalists in our 2013 Youth Free Expression Film Contest. LOVE this film? VOTE. You can help it win People’s Choice by liking it on YouTube. “Initial Testing” by Austin Guerrero Age 17, Gresham, OR … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] 2013 YFEP Film Contest Finalist: Video Games in the Crosshairs: Rewind

This film is one of ten semi-finalists in our 2013 Youth Free Expression Film Contest. LOVE this film? VOTE. You can help it win People’s Choice by liking it on YouTube. “Video Games in the Crosshairs: Rewind” by Logan Barrick … Continue reading

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