Riot Mentality and The Case for Resistance

“One of the chapters of history that’s least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.” – Tom Hayden

A Tale of Two Negros (Part 1)

 “Take all of the stories that you heard, and all of the books that you’ve read and all of the movies that you’ve seen…now imagine that it was worse.” – My Father On Segregation **This is part 1 of a two part blog (in excess of 8K words). I already press your attentions too muchContinue reading “A Tale of Two Negros (Part 1)”

The Good The Bad and The Ugly

“We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.” –Joyce Carol Oates In my grandmother’s house, hanging in her living room, is a photograph taken, I think, around 1920. It’s a picture of her mother, my great grandmother, Ethel , around the age of 27.  In the photograph, she’s wearing a simple shirtContinue reading “The Good The Bad and The Ugly”