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I Share the Dream

Posted by mcm0704 on January 21, 2019 |

Today we honor a man who was the face of the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1968 when he was assassinated in 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. That approach was borne out of his his Christian beliefs and […]

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Honoring A Great Man

Posted by mcm0704 on January 15, 2018 |

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people don’t think any more of the day other than the fact that it is a holiday and a day off work. Other people are irritated that there is yet another holiday to inconvenience them by closing banks, the postal service, and other government offices. Thank goodness, there […]

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Racism & Civil Rights

Posted by mcm0704 on January 16, 2017 |

When I was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the early 60s, I was so sure that by the time the year 2000 rolled around, there would be no need for activist groups to still be fighting for equality. Sigh… While things are certainly better on many levels than they were back then, we […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on December 5, 2014 |

Some thoughts about events in Ferguson: Ronnie Smith of Garland, Texas asked these questions in a letter to the editor in the Dallas Morning News. “Will burning the very buildings they shop at change the verdict? Will looting… improve police relations?” Good questions. Smith went on to say that the violent actions by some only […]

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