On Aug. 13, 2017, a group of white nationalists headed to Charlottesville, NC, to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Marching out of America’s history of racist ideology with tiki torches and chants of “Jews will not replace us,” … Continue reading History or His Story
Is America filled to capacity or just selective regarding who we can house? Is there fear of becoming outnumbered by foreign guests and those who don’t look like us? And who is this us? I lived in Atlanta for seven … Continue reading Do You Have Any Vacancies?
In November of 1984, horror fans were treated to the first of what would become a 9-film series entitled, “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Audiences had already been frightened by Jason in, “Friday the 13th,” and terrified by Michael Myers … Continue reading The GRT Nightmare: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
Fifteenth Amendment Section 1 The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude– Section 2 … Continue reading Winter in America and the Power of the Ballot
“Racism is not always conscious, explicit, or readily visible—often it is systemic and structural. Systemic and structural racism are forms of racism that are pervasively and deeply embedded in systems, laws, written or unwritten policies, and entrenched practices and beliefs … Continue reading Racism 101: How We Entered the Eye of the Storm
It was 59 years ago that Dr. ML King, Jr. declared from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, that we had come to cash a check marked insufficient funds. But we refused to believe that the bank of justice is … Continue reading Has That Check Cleared Yet?
Back when I was in elementary school in the early 60’s, we started the day with pledging allegiance to the American flag, that is, except for a Muslim kid whose family were members of the Nation of Islam. Although I … Continue reading One Nation, Under God?
As a missionary, I spent 14 summers on Navajo Reservations. These were some of the richest and most memorable experiences of my life. I was fortunate enough to learn of a world that was vastly absent from the history books … Continue reading Shape Shifters
More than 4,000 Black people have been lynched in the United States of America, and those states have largely stood united in terrorizing and demonizing Blacks since its inception. These lynchings have been an acceptable part of American society. This … Continue reading America’s Strange Fruit