“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved, that generations more will die or live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution. Pass on the torch. Join us, give up your life for the people.” – George Jackson
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Aug 21, 2014
If there's one thing I'm sure will happen after a shooting with suspected — if not blatant — racial motivations, it's that there will be a flood of people coming out of the woodwork to loudly declare that this couldn't possibly have been a race issue because, you see, racism is dead. They will declare that the victims and media are simply playing the race card, that they are trying to use death as
By Daniel Koeker on Aug 21, 2014
Before we get into the details of the incident, let us get one thing out of the way - this is a fiasco. The way law enforcement has behaved in Ferguson, MO, starting with the fatal shooting of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson, to how the highly militarized police force is treating peaceful protesters and journalists, proves one simple thing - th
By Preetam Kaushik on Aug 21, 2014
"[To grant Dred Scott's petition for the right to sue a white man] would give to persons of the negro race, ...the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, ...to sojourn there as long as they pleased, to go where they pleased ...the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affair
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Aug 20, 2014
Author’s note: This is the first of a three-part series. You may view Part Two here. A series of independent studies in recent years appears to confirm that people living in countries with big government that intervenes actively in the market economy are happier citizens reporting higher levels of “life satisfaction” than people living in countries with relatively small government and unregulated
By John-Thomas Didymus on Aug 20, 2014
Author's note: On July 13, 2013, I published an article, “Why I stay out of Florida: Anatomy of a race riot.” It was a description of the Rosewood, Florida, white race riot and massacre of 1923. It was written in light of the then-ongoing tumult over Trayvon Martin's murder. In light of the current so-called “riots” in Ferguson, Missouri, I thought it might be instructive to revisit that article t
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Aug 20, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
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