The Importance of Doing What You Love

Good evening folks. Wanted to take a quick break from the political news updates just to get some things out there for the people.  In addition to writing and heading up this blog, from time to time I guest lecture in classrooms on different historical and political topics. Tonight was one such night. I talked about the U.S. Civil War to a class of about 25 students tonight, and kept a free flowing kind of discussion vibe while providing information to the class at the same time. While time was short, and I didn’t get a chance to speak on...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters: What Demands Are Being Made?

The struggle continues. As the Occupy Wall Street Movement broadens in scope, and picks up more support, it becomes clearer by the day that this is an expression of populist outrage. After even more media attention resulting from the heavy handed mass arrests by the NYPD on Saturday, things have not slowed down. This is encouraging. Now the ante is upped. With the Wall Street protests inspiring similar ones around the country, there is no show of things tapering off. In the last three weeks, people have watched this inchoate and open ended protest, and many are wondering ultimately what...

Wall Street Occupation Continues; Other Protests to Follow Suit Around The Country

The open ended protest down at Wall Street is approaching its third week, despite being ignored by mainstream media outlets initially. The anti-corporate demonstrations are around the issues of corruption and the theft of the decent standard of living for many millions of people. After some serious media black out attempts, the protests have broken out into a major happening that would make many outlets look bad to continue to ignore. With no clear demands, but a list of many legitimate social grievances, the grouping calling themselves the 99 percent have garnered support from well known activists such as Cornel...

Obama to Black America: “Stop Complaining and Put On Your Marching Shoes”

President Obama has addressed the Black community, but not a way that other groups of supporters are addressed. At the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus, he said that Black Americans should stop complaining and fight along side him for jobs Considering that his poll numbers with Black supporters have slipped from 83 to 58 percent, is this the best way to address a core constituency? Whenever President Obama addresses a Black audience, there always seems to be a lecture dynamic present. Not feeling the need to deal with legitimate concerns of the African American community facing Depression like unemployment,...

The State of Georgia Executes Troy Davis

 After much controversy, public angst and with a great cloud of  public doubt hanging over the case, the state of Georgia moved to execute Troy Davis last night at 11:08pm. Despite the national outcry and questionable evidence, this murder by the state still occurred. The shameful and biased American criminal justice system has taken the life of yet another innocent man. There was nothing to be gained by carrying this out, absolutely nothing! There are far too many instances where the people given the death penalty have little confirming evidence against them. There isn’t much good to say about those...