Category Archives: race

White Man Overbite

Earlier in the week Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judicial Committee in response to an old schoolmate’s accusation of sexual abuse i.e. attempted rape. The GOP revealed their support with an avalanche of old white white man grimaces. Chairman Chuck Grassley didn’t attack Kananaugh’s victim either by person or testimony. The […]

True Lack Of Color

George Washington has been revered as the Father of this Country for decades. The Virginian planter and his wife owned 318 slaves. The victor over the British forces has always been painted full-white, however the climate was deadly to white women. Whites exercised droit seigneur over the chattel women and girls. The races mixed in […]

James Brown The Man Who Saved Boston

In the late 1960s after Arnie Ginsberg finished his evening shift on WMEX, I twisted the knob to WILD broadcasting a universe of music unknown to top 40 radio; Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Booker T, Tina Turner, and James Brown. Civil rights meant freedom for soul. Blacks were welcome on TV, but no one was ready […]

Martin Luther King Lives

Martin Luther King was a man of non-violence. He led his people to greater freedom. MLK showed others the righteousness of his beliefs. His words ring as true today as back at the time of his death. We Have A Dream. To hear Martin Luther King’s Speech I HAVE A DREAM, please go to the […]

Lorraine Hotel Fifty Years Ago

In April 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to address a gathering at the Masonic Temple. The city’s black sanitation workers had walked off the job to protest working condition and low wages. The speech keynoted by the phrase ‘I’ve been to the mountaintop.” That night King stayed at the Lorraine Hotel with […]