Category Archives: Race

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Police Brutality Choking Blacks

Choking on Our Civil Rights Again

I can’t breathe. It is happening yet again. And on Memorial Day. Police Brutality is an American tradition perpetrated on African Americans the year-round. With echos of Eric Garner, Minneapolis Police Officer Derik Chauvin kneeled on an unarmed and handcuffed

Police Brutality Choking Blacks

Choking on Our Civil Rights Again

I can’t breathe. It is happening yet again. And on Memorial Day. Police Brutality is an American tradition perpetrated on African Americans the year-round. With echos of Eric Garner, Minneapolis Police Officer Derik Chauvin kneeled on an unarmed and handcuffed

Trump and Henry Ford

Trump is Bloody Awful

Donald Trump doesn’t need to wear a mask. His hateful self is unmasked every day. During a visit to  a Ford plant in Michigan, Trump praised  Henry Ford, a notorious anti-semite and proponent of eugenics for his “good bloodlines.” White

Trump and Henry Ford

Trump is Bloody Awful

Donald Trump doesn’t need to wear a mask. His hateful self is unmasked every day. During a visit to  a Ford plant in Michigan, Trump praised  Henry Ford, a notorious anti-semite and proponent of eugenics for his “good bloodlines.” White

Who Honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s Memory Best?

When it comes to honoring Dr. King on MLK Day, compare and contrast. While the top Democratic presidential contenders celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy in a show of unity linking arm and arm with each other and civil rights

Who Honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s Memory Best?

When it comes to honoring Dr. King on MLK Day, compare and contrast. While the top Democratic presidential contenders celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy in a show of unity linking arm and arm with each other and civil rights

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a