A Country of Immigrants

Excerpted from Justin Time: Autobiographical Stories from an American Spiritual Master By J. Jaye Gold (Published 2016 by Peradam Press) My ancestors come from Tiburda, a village in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. Small and isolated, Tiburda had existed for hundreds of years on the slopes of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Eastern…

Politics as Reality Television

by Charles Fredricks Reality TV may not have prepared Trump to be president, but it has prepared him to win those who prefer entertainment to hard realities Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue. Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, man resorts to morality. Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony. Now, ceremony is the…

MAROON PREVAILS by Mumia Abu-Jamal

MAROON PREVAILS! [col. writ. 7/15/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again. In a remarkable Settlement bringing an end to the 2-year old “Shoatz…

Message from a Black Man

MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN by Rob Macon I remember when I was in the 3rd grade at Arlington Elementary Grade School in St. Louis. The year was 1965. I was walking through the schoolyard in the fall one day and I noticed white spray paint on the front wall of the school building with…

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” is a powerful documentary film I’m directing and producing that’s offering a solution to one of the most pressing and provocative issues of our time — racial profiling. We’re creating a film that will promote reconciliation and healing between police and the rest of the community….

Obama vs. Black Lives Matter

By the way, Black Lives Matter has done far more than “yell” at politicians. Their efforts led to the electoral defeat of at least two prosecutors who spit on the community in the aftermath of the police killings of Laquan McDonald in Obama’s hometown, Chicago; and in Ferguson, Missouri. They have raised the flag of Black resistance to injustice.

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