Mother’s Day 2017: A Reflection

Mother’s Day is an odd holiday considering the fact that in our patriarchal and capitalist North America women aren’t quite fully accepted as equals fully part of Americana it seems patronizing. The cynical among us might suggest that the holiday was invented to boost business sales particularly the greeting card industry, the cut flower industry…

United Airlines fiasco: Munoz vs Dao was just business

So United came to terms with Dr. David Dao the elderly passenger they publicly humiliated and brutalized. However it doesn’t remove the stain nor the stench from what happened. What happened two weeks ago on that airplane was shocking. But then again we should not have been that surprised, considering our social/ economic/ political system…

Palm Sunday: Jesus puts on an anti-establishment march/demonstration

On Palm Sunday Christians wave around their palm fronds to symbolize Jesus entry into ancient Jerusalem, but they leave out the real political significance of his going to Jerusalem. Unlike today’s practitioners of his religion Jesus, is going to challenge the political authorities, the government along with the collaborators who run interference for the oppressive…

Pro-Lifers needed desperately

There is so much inhumanity, meanness and unnecessary dying taking place in the world (famines, border closings, rejection of refugees, droning, executions) that it is reasonable to expect that anyone or group calling itself pro-life would be in the midst of it all advocating for the living. Ironically, so-called pro-lifers who put on a big…

Malcolm X: revolutionary ,human being, Black man and a Muslim

Now that we are celebrating over 50 years since Malcolm X’s murder, it is important that we not just remember the man and toss around his quotes, but that we seek to emulate him. Malcolm X never hesitated to defend those who were oppressed and he wouldn’t just look on quietly, while those who practice…