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A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we ask you to find time to read this powerful letter that captures a moment of history and still rings true today. Prison Desk Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement … Continue reading

The Woman Who Put Ralph Kramden to Shame

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free, so other people would be also free.” ~Rosa Parks, who died 10 years ago today. While you’re here, check out our new book on Amazon. Even through the title is entirely inappropriate for this post. ***

Now, We Know You Must Have Some Good Ideas…

LEND US A HAND? Lester & Charlie are researching for a new book called Rising Stars, and we’re looking for a few good men and women who started their careers in arts or entertainment and it led to progressive activism. Here are a few examples: *A USO girl who left the chorus line to help … Continue reading

Protected: Lend Us a Hand?

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VIDEO: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “mountaintop” speech, just one day before falling to an assassin. It’s a good day to remember and act on these words: “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these … Continue reading

A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries … Continue reading

Best Wishes on this Native American Day

“Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find money cannot be eaten.” ~ Cree Prophecy

How to Rebrand the KKK

Racists in America never seem to tire of trying to outdo one another. The ink was barely dry on the story of the white supremacist — whose alleged shooting rampage at two Jewish institutions in Kansas was followed by a cry of “Heil Hitler!” — when we were treated to the psycho rants of everyone’s … Continue reading

VIDEO: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech

Today in 1968, Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “mountaintop” speech, just one day before falling to an assassin. It’s a good day to remember and act on these words: “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful … Continue reading

VIDEO: A Trip Down Memory Lane With Ozzie and Harriet

“What is human life? The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it.” ~Mark Twain Let’s join Ozzie and Harriet for a moment of nostalgia – and be glad that we’re not in the 1950s. *** Get Lester & Charlie’s New Book Today! ***

A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries … Continue reading

Desperately Seeking a Suspicious Black Man

Desperately Seeking a Suspicious Black Man The gun-totin’, Stand-Your-Ground far right has been declaring racism in America deader than Elvis for years now. How can there be racism, they wail, in a country that elected — twice! — a Muslim Kenyan-born Marxist — with the middle name Hussein, no less? Get real! Enough justices on … Continue reading

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