To The Rabble Rousers, A Good Friday Message

“He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. They called him a rabble-rouser. They called him a troublemaker. They said he was an agitator. He practiced civil disobedience; he broke injunctions. And so he was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. And the irony of it all is that his friends turned him … Continue reading To The Rabble Rousers, A Good Friday Message

Honoring the Life of Dr. King and One of His Most Powerful Messages

Today, I’m only one of a chorus of voices commemorating the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Even if my words get lost amongst the pack of posts, blogs, articles, memes, and quotes – it’s ok. Fifty years ago today, America’s greatest champion was silenced. We lost the man, but thank goodness his message lives on! (More on this later) April 4, 2018. 50 … Continue reading Honoring the Life of Dr. King and One of His Most Powerful Messages

Fifty-Four Years Later, the “Bank of Justice” Is Still in the Redlining Business

Have you taken an opportunity to marinate on the words in the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on August 28, 1963? Dr. King speaks explicitly of injustices of police brutality, voting rights breaches, and severe poverty. This speech is 54 years old and the only thing not relevant today is the reference to “Whites Only” signs. They are no … Continue reading Fifty-Four Years Later, the “Bank of Justice” Is Still in the Redlining Business

“I Am Reminded That Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On My Birthday…”

In her book of essays Letter to my Daughter, Dr. Maya Angelou speaks of birthday and well wishes exchanged between her and Coretta Scott King every year following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That she remained friends with Mrs. King decades after King’s assassination and referring to the widow as “a chosen friend” speaks volumes about the woman behind the poet/author/dancer/actress/professor/civilrightsactivist. Because I have spent the better part of my … Continue reading “I Am Reminded That Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On My Birthday…”