Wisconsin, Ohio, and Your State Next: The National Campaign Against Unions

The spirit of union-busting is in the air. Wisconsin threatens to set a precedent with the destruction of the rights of unions to collective bargain over issues that effect working people. As the damage spreads, the people attacking the standard of living become emboldened. While this is all happening at a rapid pace, there are some fundamental questions that need to be asked. Why the big push to reduce the power of the unions now? Are the ones in power using the Great Recession as an excuse to do what they have wanted to do for decades? As we begin...

Being Smart is Overrated

Good afternoon y’all. I know I just dropped a post, but I got a lot on my mind today. Since I am on a roll, I might as well keep going. I know a lot of you are gonna look at the title of this post and be like, “Marc is bugging out with this.” Before you start thinking I been sipping on some green tea with traces of lead in it, just hear me out for a minute. Now obviously looking at 99.9 percent of the content of this blog, I am a brother that likes to read. Yes,...

Classic Review: 12 Million Black Voices-70th Anniversary

“…Our history is far stranger than you suspect, and we are not what we seem” –Richard Wright This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the publication of 12 Million Black Voices. Being that it is Black History Month, I feel as though now would be a good time to reflect on this work from not only one of Black America’s greatest writer’s but among the greatest American writer’s of the 20th century. The 1941 book is a chronicle of the realities of the African-American experience from the vantage point of the masses of the people. As the subtitle states, this...

People’s Uprising: Egypt And Beyond

The regime of Hosni Mubarak is no more. Three weeks of protests by the people of Egypt have brought down a regime that endured for three decades. This happened just this past Friday. Now on Sunday there was indication that similar protests were taking place in Algeria and Yemen. With this being the reality, it appears that this awakening in this part of the world is far from over. At this point, with things moving so rapidly, there are more questions than answers. With the military in effect taking over the reigns of power in Egypt, is the uprising in...