Check out Andrew W. Manis’ article here so you can read the comments. I am copying it below in full from the Shreveport Times. The only other white person I can recall speaking like this about white privilege, racism and such is Tim Wise. There are no revolutionary words here. I am just considering who … More I am somewhat speechless…
I had a visceral reaction to this report from the Chicago Sun Times that the the co-founder of the Black Artists Association, Amnau Eele, was miffed at First Lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a black designer’s creations for the inauguration. She said: “It’s fine and good if you want to be all ‘Kumbaya’ and … More Leave the FLOTUS and her designer picks alone!
Hip Hop is growing steadily in China, albeit underground as a form of artisitic expression. This is not surprising since all the related products (CDs, CD cases…I mean everything) are made in China. See New York Times video report and the chinese website, hiphop.cn for a little more information.
Either Timothy Geithner needs to withdraw or be voted down as the President Obama’s choice for Treasury Secretary. With all his extraordinary skills and experience, how could he have failed to pay his personal payroll taxes while working at the International Monetary Fund. (He has since paid them.) I agree with Senator John Kyl of … More Is Anyone Else Qualified for Treasury Secretary?
I love to sing and listen to Negro Spirituals. These songs tell a story of the tragedies and triumphs of an enslaved, yet forward looking American people. The weaving of the biblical narrative with their own story affirmed a mandate to strive for freedom while toiling in an oppressive, subhuman reality. These songs have a … More An American Spiritual
The year was 1964. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. predicted a black president in 25 years during a recently unearthed BBC interview from that year. He was off by 19 years, but tomorrow, America will be on its way to perfecting the union.
I experience the warm fuzzies inside when I view a movie that illustrates the transformative affects of a community united and rallied around a cause. Two movies I’ve seen have done just that. On the eve of MLK Day and 1 day, 7 hours, 38 minutes, 25 seconds (and counting upon the writing of this … More Beloved Communities