Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

“Truth crushed to earth will rise again”

I’m reminded today of something that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in the February 8, 1958 issue of the Baptist magazine Missions. “Those of us who call the name of Jesus Christ find something in the center of our faith which forever reminds us that God is on the side of truth and justice,” Dr. […]

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Elizabeth Warren stopped on the floor of the Senate for attempting to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King about the civil rights record of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions

Last night, on the floor of the United States Senate, Elizabeth Warren, in discussing the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, attempted to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King to the U.S. Judiciary Committee about the Senator’s history relative to civil rights. [Sessions, at the time, was in the running to […]

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Grace Lee Boggs, the mother of Detroit activism, passes away peacefully at 100

Activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs died peacefully in her sleep this morning at the age of 100. If you never had an opportunity to meet her personally, or hear her speak, I’d suggest making time this evening to watch the documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, which does a great job […]

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I doubt this is what today’s open-carry advocates had in mind: The Huey P. Newton Gun Club

If you read this site, you know that, generally speaking, I believe today’s so-called open carry advocates to be lunatics. With that said, though, I have to confess that I love the idea of black folks reappropriating what, over the past few years, has been almost exclusively a white, conservative movement, and taking it back […]

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If you’re going to be compared to a terrorist, it might as well be a brilliant one

On Sunday afternoon, I was standing in the rain in Ann Arbor, by myself, with a half-eaten cupcake in my hand, when a friend approached me, and greeted me with a question that I’d never been asked before. “How’d you like being compared to the Unabomber?” Having no idea what in the hell he was […]

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