Posts Tagged: civil rights

GOP to Blacks, Latinos and Poor – Don’t Vote

As the white majority in America not-so-quietly fades into the sunset of history, it’s not surprising that the party of over-privileged white people doesn’t want brown people to vote. Since the GOP got trounced in 2008 by record turnout of non-whites, something had to be done. Fortunately, conservatives did well in the state legislatures in… Read more »

Equality and Progress

Since I was a kid in the ’70s and ’80s when people openly calls gay men fags, we’ve come a long way. While there will always remain a loud sliver of the population that just can’t progress, the rest of us have moved on. That’s the message from the courts today, the ballot box and… Read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’ Speech (Video and Transcript)

The following is the full transcript and video of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech. He delivered this speech on April 3, 1968. The next day King was assassinated. Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought… Read more »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’

On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was arrested for his part in the Birmingham Campaign. The Birmingham Campaign was a non-violent protest against the unequal treatment of African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama. 16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent… Read more »

Black Police Chief and Louisiana Mayor Victims of a White Coup

It appears that some powerful white folks down in the Tensas Parish of Louisiana have perpetrated a coup to force out a black police chief and mayor. While the parish is overwhelmingly comprised of African Americans, white people run things down there and they weren’t too happy when these uppity educated blacks started running things…. Read more »