I’m A Son of Charleston

    I was hurt, like millions around the country, by the senseless,  brutal and tragic killings this week of 9 church members attending Bible Study at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a 21 year old white male bent on creating a race war. For many it opened centuries-old racial woundsContinue reading “I’m A Son of Charleston”

The Fire This Time

“Guess they are burning B’more down” – The Wire Yesterday as the nation and world watched, peaceful protests earlier in the day gave way to violent riots ushering in chaos and destruction, literally in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of Baltimore police. On CNN’s coverage, Wolf Blitzer continuously stated that itContinue reading “The Fire This Time”

Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment

The Congressional Delegation with Rep. John Lewis(front center) Author (top center-blue) “So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, March 15, 1965 I had the pleasure of catching an early screening of the movie SelmaContinue reading “Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment”