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

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

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

Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech (Video and Transcript)

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of

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.