Category Archives: Race

Coretta Speaks

With all the discussion about what Joseph Lowrey said, it’s probably a good time to remember some of the things Coretta Scott King said. Here’s a video of a speech she delivered upon receiving an award from the Human Rights … Continue reading

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Still Uppity, After All These Years

I guess  Joseph Lowery and I — along with the people who stood and applauded his remarks at Coretta Scott King’s funeral — just don’t get how black folks are supposed to behave at funerals. (Nevermind how many opportunities there … Continue reading

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Coretta Would Have Said Amen

This is something people might want to see. Rev. Joseph Lowry got a standing ovation during his remarks at Coretta Scott King’s funeral today. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. [Standing Ovation] But Coretta … Continue reading

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Old Wine & Fresh Skins

Some days, it all comes together in the most depressing ways. Today is one of them. At least, it is for me as I scan through the news and see threads that weave themselves together without my even trying.  Today, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Gay Rights, Health, Race, Religion | 4 Comments

Phelps to Protest Coretta Scott King Funeral

Via Jasmyn Cannick comes more interesting news about Coretta Scott King’s funeral. Apparently, Fred Phelps is bringing his group to protest the funeral due to King’s support for lesbian & gay equality. The virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, … Continue reading

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Burying the Past

I was afraid of this. When I wrote my earlier post about Coretta Scott King, in the back of my mind I thought it would turn out this way. I read it over at Keith’s blog yesterday, and in the … Continue reading

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Great GOP Moments in Black History

I can’t remember if I shared this or not, but DemsTV has morphed into PoliticsTV. The above is a special series I’ve been working on with them to air throughout the month of February.  You can check out the first … Continue reading

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Claiming Coretta

I felt sad this morning when I got the news that Coretta Scott King died. Then, as passed by a television tuned to CNN this morning and heard the announcer say that “friend of the family” Bishop Eddie Long would … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart of Mass Destruction

So, half a dozen middle eastern men walk into a Wal-Mart. It sounds like the beginning of a joke doesn’t it? I wish it was, rather than the start of a story of petrified patriots with hair-trigger panic buttons. These … Continue reading

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Where the Children Play

I know we’ve come a long way,We’re changing day to day,But tell me, where do the children play? Cat Stevens One of the things I really enjoy about being  a parent is watching Parker play, and how his play has … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Family, Life, Parenting, Politics, Race | 6 Comments

Noah’s Arc Sinking?

I got one comment about Noah’s Arc — the Logo network’s show about the lives of a group of black gay male friends — being in danger of cancellation. I haven’t found any concrete information about that, but it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Obama Breaks it Down

I meant to post about this yesterday, but didn’t have time. I noticed Sen. Barak Obama “broke it down” concerning conservative socio-economic designs. “It’s called the ‘Ownership society’ in Washington. This isn’t the first time this philosophy has appeared. It … Continue reading

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Times Up for Tookie

I’m writing this at about 10:30 pm Monday night, for posting Tuesday morning. By the time this is posted, Tookie Williams — co-founder of the street gang known as the Crips — will have been executed by the state of … Continue reading

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Looking Like America

I’m probably taking this entirely the wrong way. I mean, when Bush equated being American with being white, I probably misunderstood him. As usual, I’d just assumed the mask slipped again. So I’m probably jumping to conclusions when I wonder … Continue reading

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From Justice to “Just Us”

Give me strength. Black ministers are now praying for discrimination against others to remain legal, and invoking the civil rights movement while they do it. Huddled in prayer on the first floor of the City-County Building, leaders of more than … Continue reading

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