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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Two

donald trump

If only someone had miraculously turned back the clock to the good ol' days of slavery, or at least to the pre-Civil Rights era, everything would have been just fine. No one was complaining back then, not even the poor whites, for they were still far better off than the blacks and the rest of us who had trickled in afterwards. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War’ by Linda Hervieux

In 'Forgotten,' Hervieus tells the story of this group of freedom fighters as she also imbues the work with the tensions of the racial politics of the time as well as the human bravery for a group fighting for freedom and for many giving up their lives for something they had yet to earn for themselves. Read More »

The Funeral

"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Butler’

Field Workers

The Butler follows one man's journey from survival to understanding as he transitions from the cotton field to The White House. Read More »