by Al Benson Jr.
Over fifty years ago this country was subjected to something called a “civil rights movement” supposedly because schools, restaurants and drinking fountains in the South were segregated. 1,099 more words
I’m not a sports guy. If you read this blog, you’ll know that it’s usually a full year goes by before something sports related appears in the Wednesday Link List. 635 more words
Malcolm X after 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca. Source: Wikipedia, “Malcolm X”
On this celebration of what would have been the great US civil rights leader Malcolm X’s 92nd birthday we honor his memory by publishing a transcription of a speech he gave around 1964 which contains his brilliant deconstruction of the Democratic Party’s phony “friends of black workers” charade as well as his famous “the ballot or the bullet” warning to the racist capitalist US government. 2,708 more words
The popular understanding of the history of evangelical political mobilization is still rooted in the 1970s and 1980s and the movement of apolitical or Democratic southern evangelicals toward the Republican Party. 689 more words