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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

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. ~American Indian Proverb ABOUT THE TRAIL OF TEARS: “Under orders from President Jackson the U.S. Army began enforcement of the Removal Act. The Cherokee were rounded up in the summer of 1838 and loaded … Continue reading

Happy Labor Day

”Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. “Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” ~Abraham Lincoln Happy Labor Day to all those who built and maintain this nation! ***

Survival of the Wittiest

  “Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.” ~Happy birthday, Lily Tomlin! More fun quotes: No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up. I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see … Continue reading

The Miseducation of America

“It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.” ~Happy Birthday, James A. Baldwin ***

Happy Birthday, Ginger Rogers!

  “If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” ~Ann Richards on Ginger Rogers, who was born this day in 1911     ***  

We Found This Somewhere and Thought it was Really Cool

  “Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. ” ― William S. Burroughs   ***  

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

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born this day in 1929

In Observance of “National War on Poverty Day, 2016”

    “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”  ~James Baldwin                 From Hunger in America: 2015 United States Hunger and Poverty Facts Hunger in the United States Six  years after the onset of the financial and economic crisis, … Continue reading

Launching the Rising Stars Page on Facebook

We just started a page for our new book-in-progress about 50 people who left arts, entertainment or show business — not always by choice — and channeled their talent and drive into progressive social action. The page is brand new, so we could use some likes! If you’re on Facebook, we’d much appreciated it if … Continue reading

American Legend

“Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” ~Happy Birthday to American original Ruth Gordon While you’re here, check out our new book on Amazon. Even through the title is entirely inappropriate for this post. ***