In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”

In honor of today's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I'm sharing the winning essay in the American's for Democratic Action's contest: What Would Luther Do? I'm pleased that the winning essay is by my good friend Joy E. Remember, that even though Dr. King is immortalized for his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King's … Continue reading In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”

Violence…and loathing

After reading some of the articles outlining the actions, words and implied threat in the words bandied about since Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States, and culminating in the shooting deaths of six people, and critical injury to Congresswoman Giffords the fear I have about President Obama living … Continue reading Violence…and loathing

Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right Monday 10 January 2011 by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t) To: Palin-lovers, Fox … Continue reading Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

Words have power and meaning

Like the rest of the country, I've been watching the coverage of the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords at a local Safeway in Arizona. Like others I've watched pundits, the local blogger and everyone in between postulate on what motivated the shooter(s)*. I'm horrified at the loss of life, of a nine year old girl who … Continue reading Words have power and meaning

Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ

Reposting from Neo_Prodigy on LJ. Navigating Through This Post-Racial Society Neo_Prodigy once again nails something on the head so hard it howled for mercy that has been milling around in my head regarding the reaction to Lebron's leaving Cleveland and how Lebron's non-decision overshadowed the news of the cop that was convicted of the lowest … Continue reading Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ

This country was not ready for a black president

...and thus I will say what has been brewing in the back of my head for months. The vitriol against President Obama shows that this country was not ready for a black president. Yeah, I said it. The fact that these whackjobs are coming out of the woodwork with no fear of reprimand for threatening … Continue reading This country was not ready for a black president

My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform

I've been watching the utter lunacy unfold around the health care reform bill, debates in DC and both those who support and oppose the changes. I've seen the teabaggers accost a man with Parkinson's disease, conservative nutjobs say that Obama is using an 11 year old boys tragedy for sympathy and as a ploy? We've … Continue reading My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform

Which of these two things are alike?

I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models done in by Hubris went up. The author is not a woman of color, nor does she seem to understand that her article is patently … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?

A message from the Average Black Person by Elon James White (reposted w/Author Permission)

"A Message from the Average Black Person" Via the Huffington Post (Would love to hear what you guys think - Sorry about the cut IT WONT WORK. And if you enjoy this please DIGG it - http://is.gd/1ev4T - and feel free to pass the link along!) To Whom It May Concern: Greetings. My name is Elon James White. I'mBlack. … Continue reading A message from the Average Black Person by Elon James White (reposted w/Author Permission)

The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

Yes... I heard about the NY Post editorial cartoon. Not posting at length since I've said what I've got to say all over the internets yesterday. I also don't want to even conceive of what kind of arguments could be had over it here. Instead I give you what I sent the Post: To whom … Continue reading The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…

I'm so proud right now. So damn proud of our country, it's people and of our new President. Yes, it was so good to hear "Do you, Barack HUSSEIN Obama ..." and not have them skirt the issue of his middle name. It was good to hear him swear his oath to this country and … Continue reading We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…

Context for those people offended at Dr. Lowry’s comments during benediction

For those folks offended by Dr. Lowry's words... I can't change that you are offended that is your right but there's nothing I can do about it. Don't come crying to me with your offense at it. If you are so bothered, then take it up him. I'm just giving you some context so you … Continue reading Context for those people offended at Dr. Lowry’s comments during benediction

President Obama’s Inaugural speech 20 January 2009

Full text of the speech given before more than a million on the National Mall1:28 PM CST, January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama, with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his side, acknowledges the crowd after being sworn in as the country's 44th President. (Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / … Continue reading President Obama’s Inaugural speech 20 January 2009

MLK on the possibility of a black president

Thorswitch has an excellent post on Dr. King's vision for a black president that aired on the BBC. From the Orlando Sentinel: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted the United States would have a black president, but his timing was a bit off. He saw the milestone coming a lot sooner. You can see a … Continue reading MLK on the possibility of a black president

I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true

I usually give a nod to Dr. King for all of his achievements and place in history... but this year is special to me. Special for the fact that tomorrow instead of another Dream Deferred, we get to see a Dream Realized by so many people. I wrote before on waking up after election day … Continue reading I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true