Month: January 2022

Impeached President Fermenting Insurrection Throughout the Country

By Michael January 31, 2022 Off

Calls Black Prosecutors in New York and Atlanta Racist

The twice impeached President is at it again. Last year on January 6, 2021, angry he lost after one term, he incited a mob to storm the United States Congress and placed the lives of Vice President Mike Pence and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris in danger.

This year the angry White man is at it again. During a political rally in Texas on January 29, 2022, the dishonored President incited his followers to stage “the biggest protest we have ever had if they do anything wrong or illegal.” This diatribe is an apparent reference to his and his businesses’ civil and criminal investigations in New York and the criminal investigation underway in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. read more

Jackie Robinson Marker Finds a New Home

By Michael January 28, 2022 Off

Marker in Robinson’s Georgia Hometown Damaged by Vandals

Like fellow Georgian, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson was a peacemaker. Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, on January 31, 1919, nearly 13 months before Andrew Foster organized the United States Baseball League, a league for Negro players, designed to compete with the White major league for the heart of baseball fans in America. The organizational meeting took place at the Paseo YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. read more

Has Anyone Checked with Manchin and Sinema?

By Michael January 27, 2022 Off

Two Democrats Key to Appointment of a Black Women on the Supreme Court

Now that Justice Stephen Breyer has officially announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court, Democrats are delighted that President Joe Biden will make good on his campaign promise to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

Biden made this pledge during a 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate in South Caroline. Many political pundits credit this promise as the key to Biden receiving the Democratic nomination. Ultimately, Biden won the General Election campaign against an incumbent President, whose name will go unmentioned in this piece, suffice it to say, the incumbent made presidential history because he was impeached twice during one presidential term. read more

A Life-Long Dream Manifesting for Two Black College Baseball Coaches

By Michael January 20, 2022 Off

Marcus Smith and James Cooper Stepping into Their Dreams

Growing up in College Park, Georgia, Marcus Smith enjoyed playing baseball. It was a sport he excelled in, playing out of Old National Park from age six to fourteen. He earned an athletic scholarship to Albany State University, his mom’s alma mater. Like anyone who has ever played baseball as a kid, the thoughts of a professional career floated through Smith’s head. read more

SCLC Leadership Reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Michael January 15, 2022 Off

The Civil Rights Leader Would Be 93 Years Old This Year

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the pre-eminent civil rights advocate of the 20th century, was gunned down by an assassin 39 years into his extraordinary life. This January 15, 2022, Dr. King would have been 93 years old. This year, the two men charged with pursuing King’s mission for justice and economic parity for all, but primarily, Black Americans paused to reflect on the life and times of the “Dreamer.” read more