My thoughts on Donald Trump’s Shithole Statement

  2017 was the year for irony and it looks like 2018 is going to similar in those regards. Donald Trump’s “Shithole” comment about Haiti and other countries that are predominantly brown-skinned is another example. Why is that? Well, here in the United States we’ve had several mass shootings in schools since 1980 with a […]

Violence and Scars ( a call for passive resistance)

  Photo by Gerrie van der Walt on Unsplash I remember the day 9/11 happened. It’s something that is seared into my memory. The whole day I was in shock. I fell asleep to CNN and woke up to it still playing on the television with picture after picture, replay after replay of the hijacked airliners and the […]

Scott Lively, Jerry Falwell Jr, and the Theocrats among us.

        Once upon a time, in a land apparently not so different than the one we live in today, African American’s achieved (as did the rest of the country) their God given right to snub Jim Crow law and attend any school they chose.  Racial integration had been achieved, and all was […]

Check your words three times (Poem)

  (Photo by Imani Clovis)   check one check two check three sit and ponder – is this me? pick it apart, tear it asunder flip it over and look at it under a microscope, throw it up in the air a telescope, wondering where the words they say stop and where I begin Is […]