“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. All men are created equal, but in American, as has always been the case, some men are … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Style Patriotism
Hello, dear readers and happy Monday! I know, I know, Mondays aren’t happy. Mondays are for feeling tired, and grouchy, and remembering all the things you don’t like about your life. Mondays are for wanting to crawl back into bed. But, let’s try something different. Let’s think of Mondays as a chance at a fresh … Continue reading To Live in Righteous Anger
Unfortunately, Dr. King’s legacy has been clouded by efforts to soften, sanitize, and commercialize it. Impulses to remove Dr. King from the complex and radical movement that elevated him must end. We resist efforts to reduce a long history marred with the blood of countless people into iconic images of men in suits behind pulpits. … Continue reading Remembering the Real Martin Luther King
What would Martin Luther King think of the world we live in today? Many people ask this question and many more after tragic events such as the killing of Mike Brown and the resulting protests in Ferguson, MO and across the country. I really began to take the question seriously after the murder of 12 … Continue reading Let Us Be Dissatisfied!