Martin and the Message of Life

As I think about the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I feel tired and challenged. Tired of being the subject matter and expert on all things Black. And at the same time challenged to keep assisting those who say they really want to understand the race problem. One of my white friends asked me why I wasn’t in Memphis during MLK50, my reply was I had an engagement in Washington DC. My reply should have been “why aren’t you in Memphis?”

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NOT. ONE. DIME.

All too often it is cash flow that controls what we presume to be the health or success of an economy. If activism is related to amplifying the voices of the oppressed and marginalized, then activists can use money in the same way we raise our voices - to raise awareness of the need for change.

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