Month: September 2017

Hosea Williams Gets a Little Respect

By Michael September 21, 2017 Off

Hosea Williams, a chemist by education and a civil rights hellraiser by trade has been shown a little love by the City of Atlanta. Williams transitioned 18 years ago. He was larger than life. Today, he was honored with a mural on the side of a parking garage on Auburn Avenue, a half mile from his old office at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. read more

Dick Gregory Is Gone, Only a Few Warriors Left

By Michael September 18, 2017 Off

Dick Gregory is gone, at least from this level of existence.To the world his departure was sudden. It came a week or two after public announcements that Gregory had been hospitalized. He was a warrior, defined as a person “who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict.” read more

The Mighty Michael Julian Bond Just Struck Out

By Michael September 8, 2017 Off

The mighty Michael Julian Bond, the 23 year veteran of Atlanta City Council just struck out in his run to retain his city-wide post against Courtney English.

English is currently the Chairman of the Atlanta Public Schools. This year he qualified to move Bond out of the Post 1 seat he has held since 2010. read more

Can The World Live With Another Nuclear Power?

By Michael September 4, 2017 Off

Can the world live with another nuclear power? This is the question of the hour as North Korea pushes the envelop. The United States and her western allies are in a quandary as the North Koreans get closer and closer to nudging their way into the super power club.

Currently there are eight nation-states who possess nuclear capability. The west wants to keep the number at eight, but thus far none of the diplomatic pressure leveled upon North Korea has driven them off of their march towards gaining the ability to destroy the world. read more

Americans Would Be Reluctant To Follow Trump Into War

By Michael September 3, 2017 Off

Americans would be reluctant to follow Donald J. Trump into war. At least a sampling of cyberfriends on the social media site Facebook seems to suggest this is the case.

When asked: “Honestly, would you follow 45 into war,” 99.9 percent of the respondents replied with some version of expletive no. read more

Tuskegee-Alabama State Renew Rivalry Brings Families Together

By Michael September 3, 2017 Off

They have not met on the gridiron since 2012. That year Alabama State University christened its new stadium with their 61st loss to it’s intrastate rival.

The two schools are about 35 miles apart. They started playing football against each other on Thanksgiving Day back in 1924. The series continued with minor interruptions for 88 years. read more

One More Reason Why USA Can’t Wait Till 2020

By Michael September 2, 2017 Off

The United States of America can not wait until 2020 to select a President to look out for the best interests of the country. This fact became crystal clear to anyone painfully watching the 45th President of the USA in Houston on Saturday.

During this visit, he talked about how beautiful it has been for the country to watch on television the tragic destruction of USA citizens lives. read more