Celebrating Black History in the Shadow of Satan’s “Pitchfork”

A wise, though controversial, historian once wrote:  “How can slavery be described?  Perhaps not at all by those who have not experienced it.” While there is some truth in this remark, those who have not worn shackles are not excused from memorializing and contemplating their horror. I learned that lesson firsthand long ago on the […]

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, So Get Ready for Republicans to Claim MLK Would be on Their Side

I always love how any time some famous civil rights leader is honored, like we do today with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Republicans fall all over themselves trying to proclaim that they’re a party which staunchly supports civil rights both now and historically. A claim which, of course, is ludicrous. Just because long ago […]

MLK Day Flashback: Teacher Refused Award from Paul Ryan, Called Him a ‘Lackey for the 1%’ (WATCH)

On this day, as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., you should undoubtedly hear a lot of people talk about how heroic he was for the things he did to usher in a new era of civil rights in this country. Which is to be expected.  Dr. King was great man, […]