Dateline: Early evening of Wednesday August 24, 2022; Wake Forest, North Carolina. I’m the only “rooster” in a room full of angry “white hens”. The occasion was an author event with Catherine McKenzie discussing her just released book Please Join Us. Trust me, there is a political lesson/observation if you read on. Continue reading Angry White Women
In the aftermath of the voter suppression laws in Georgia there is much renewed talk of economic boycotts. Any of my regular readers know I am both a fan of and believer in this tactic. Like any other strategy it has its limitations.
The pandemic has changed American life. I guess if you had to categorize where I am at this moment it would be cautiously optimistic, but not in the extreme short run. We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but we have at least a few months left of the need for extreme caution and behavior modification. There will be a new normal some of which will be good and some of which will not be. Let’s explore some examples and observations. Continue reading The Good, The Bad And The Virus
It’s Saturday morning as I sit down to pen my Sunday article which is usually about the biggest political story of the preceding week. This morning there is a lot going through my mind and, as the title indicates, I thought I’d cover some of it with you. I’ve lived in the American South for just over 20 years now and while I have yet to pick up the expression ya’ll I have caught myself dropping the G’s at the end of a lot of words when I speak. Let’s explore. Continue reading Whole Lot Happenin’
For only the 12th time in its existence and the first time in over two years, tellthetruthonthem.com is inducting a new member into its Progressive Hall of Fame. This is a rare occurrence and I hope you continue to read. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of John Lewis