Would Dr King be invited to speak at King Day celebrations?

If Martin King were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to speak at most of today’s venues. Maybe the 1963 “I have a Dream” King would be invited but few would want to hear the MLK who delivered the infamous antiwar, anti-racist, anti-capitalist speech at Riverside church titled, Vietnam and Beyond,” exactly a year before…

“Shit hole” controversy: Haiti and the hypocrisy of our moral outrage

Folks should save their outrage. President Donald Trump referring to Africans and Haitians as coming from “shit hole” countries is consistent with US policy, US attitudes and treatment of countries filled with People of Color in general and Black people in specific. Trump and the thousands who agree that Haiti is a shit hole, have…

Alabama vs Georgia; Major College Football is Pimping made easy

Watching the spectacle and dollars swirling around the College Football Championship was a reminder of the irony of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, (the $11 million dollar man) accusing sports agents of being pimps a few years ago. The fact is no one represents pimping more than Saban and the entire major college sports industrial…

Say Her Name: Women who showed us how to fight; Erica Garner

  Last year the system pushed and many simply gave ground, threw their hands up and walked away, but a few brave souls pushed back.  There were some who pushed back in ways that inspired us all to stand up and fight back, Erica Garner was one of those people. Erica’s heart was stopped at…

2017 A foretaste of what is to come

Last year wrought disasters of Biblical proportion. The disasters weren’t limited to natural disasters, but social, economic and political calamities as well.  These events gave us a peek into our future and revealed that failure of this society to change course will ultimately result in catastrophe. But like actors in a horror movie, we ignore…