GZ…My Turn

The George Zimmerman (GZ) trial is over and the verdict is a travesty…anyone with the ability to reason should understand that. That being the case, I wasn’t going to add to everything already published…that is, until my wife pointed out something on the opinion page of the High Point Enterprise. This was a compilation of six posts submitted in the “Opinion/Your View Poll” about the GZ verdict.… [Read more]

Still Nazis Among Us?

An Associated Press report that 94-year-old Minneapolis retired construction worker Michael Karkoc was allegedly an officer in a Nazi-affiliated Ukrainian militia accused of war crimes during World War II has neighbors stunned and criminal justice agencies in Europe and the United States launching an investigation.

Many crimes are subject to a statute of limitation years after alleged commission given that reliable evidence may no longer be available, and that memories of witnesses fade with time.… [Read more]

Intelligence and the Pursuit of Justice

In the aftermath of the recent Boston Marathon bombing, Republicans now complain  why we “ignored” warnings from Russian intelligence about the alleged culprits. How times change. Just as the Reagan Administration cozied up with the Taliban as “freedom fighters” as long as they were killing Russians, offshoots such as al Queda went from “partisans” to pariahs when the sponsored attack dogs started biting the hands that fed them.… [Read more]

Why Black History Month

A conservative gadfly said that what America needs is a “White History Month” She stated that white men have greatly contributed to make America the greatest and most powerful country on the planet and they should be celebrated –  just as African-Americans are celebrated for their accomplishments during the month of February.

There is nothing wrong with honoring the accomplishments of white men.… [Read more]

June 10, 2012 – Wrap It Up and Move Forward

Milestones. When we look at things on a week-to-week basis, it may not appear that much has changed, but when we look at the broader picture we realise that baby steps brought us to where we are now. Sometimes, we have to wrap things up neatly, stick a bow on it and move on.… [Read more]

Is This For Real?

Years ago, spoken word artist and visionary poet, the late Gil Scott-Heron, wrote a song called ‘B Movie’.  Perhaps it is because he recently passed away in May of this year or maybe it’s because I’ve been thinking about the idea that history repeats itself that Mr. Scott-Heron has crossed my mind so often lately.

I can’t do him any justice; watch this 9-minute clip for yourself and decide whether or not you think much has changed:

In ‘B Movie’ he said during the poetry refrain*:

This ain’t really your life,Ain’t really your life,Ain’t really ain’t nothing but a movie.”

To many people, outside of the persistent hardships they’re facing, not much feels real lately.  … [Read more]