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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

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

A Literary Milestone

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was first published 164 years ago today. The book, a bold stab at slavery, sold second only to the Bible in its year of publication and … Continue reading

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

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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

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