Tag Archives: Mississippi

Maybe Donald Trump isn’t Hitler, but I think he’s got potential

[The above public art piece showed up in Atlanta this past December, shortly after Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”] For the most part, I try not to suggest that anyone – even those whom I truly despise – are, “like Hitler.” As tempting as it might […]

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Democracy for America’s Jim Dean on the circumstances that led to the creation of Donald Trump, his brother’s support of Clinton, and his belief that Bernie Sanders can go all the way

I had the opportunity to spend some time this afternoon with Jim Dean, the co-founder and chair of Democracy for America (DFA), as he stopped by the Ypsi-Arbor campaign office for Bernie Sanders on his way to Flint. Among other things, we discussed Bernie’s chances in the Michigan Democratic primary, what the Sanders campaign could […]

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Bulb Records co-founder Pete Larson visits from Kenya, Mark talks art with Yen Azzaro, and we attempt an on-air swap meet… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

When I first met Pete Larson, over 25 years ago now, I think he’d just moved to Ann Arbor from Mississippi. He was a skinny kid with a long, scraggly beard like a goat, and a love for dangerously loud, life-shortening music. My first memory of him is at the Club Heidelberg, standing with one […]

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Judge Carlton Reeves, sentencing three white men to prison for the murder of a black man in Mississippi, delivers a powerful speech on the legacy of lynching

In the early hours of June 26, 2011, 18-year old Deryl Dedmon, who had been drinking with friends, drove his pick-up truck over a man by the name of James Craig Anderson in Jackson, Mississippi, killing him. Dedmon was white. Anderson was black. Dedmon fled the scene of the crime, but, thanks to surveillance camera […]

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Why would any intelligent young women stay in a state that requires the purchase of rape insurance?

Remember that “rape insurance” legislation that we talked about in December? Well, as of tomorrow, it becomes law in Michigan. I can see the appeal for the twisted old men on the far right who conspired to bring this about, as they’ve long been looking for opportunities to chip away at Roe v. Wade, and […]

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