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Starbucks Talks Race over Coffee

By Michael March 19, 2015 0

Starbucks just added a jolt to a morning cup of java. The jolt is not from some exotic Central American  or African brew. This bounce is not due to an extravagant aromatic coffee bean. The added sway does not come from what is in the cup. It’s what is written on the cup and what the Starbuck’s server says to you when you pick up your cup of java that is jerking Americans awake. read more

Never Be Traitors in U. S. Senate

By Michael March 11, 2015 0

There should never be traitors in the U. S. Senate. There should never be traitors in the U. S. Senate, sung to the tune of the SAE ditty.

This should be the anthem of all red blooded Americans. We should not tolerate any treasonous acts from members of Congress. It does not matter if the traitor is the Speaker of the United States House of Representative or 47 Republican Senators with the proverbial “hard on” for the President of the United States. read more

Racism on the Brain

By Michael March 10, 2015 6

Racism on the brain is a disease. It affects many erstwhile well adjusted white people. Racism on the brain is a curable disease. I think President Barack Obama should issue a challenge to the nation to eradicate racism on the brain.

He should boldly declare this goal like President John F. Kennedy boldly charted the nation on a mission to the moon within the decade of the 1960s. read more

Selma Emotionally Moving

By Michael March 9, 2015 0

Selma, emotionally moving!

Fifty years later, Selma is as emotionally moving, as that Bloody Sunday many years ago. I was twelve years of age back then. I had survived a decade of the Jim Crow south on a farm in central Georgia. My family was a few years removed from the farm. Yet city life did not bring about much change in the way the ruling society related to us. read more

Obama connect dots

By Michael March 8, 2015 2

Obama connect dots. Standing at the apex of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, President Barack Obama connect  dots. He made the case for restoring the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This bridge, which bears the name of a Confederate General made the perfect backdrop for President Obama to connect these dots.

“This speech,” my 86 year-old mother called to say to me, “will be repeated for years to come by the children, just like Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, ‘I have a dream’ speech.” read more

Justice in the Round On Sale

By Michael March 7, 2015 0

Justice in the Round is on sale! I am so excited. I have to say it again. Justice in the Round is on sale! Indulge me once again: Justice in the Round is on sale! If you don’t believe me, just click the Add To Cart Button to the right of this blog post. Go ahead, do it now, Add To Cart! I’ll be here when you return to finish reading this post. read more

Wheeler New ITC President

By Michael March 6, 2015 2

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) presented, Rev. Edward L. Wheeler, Ph.D, as it new president this week. Wheeler was named the new ITC president in a press conference called by the Board of Trustees for the 57 year old theological seminary.

Wheeler will become the 10th president when he assumes his full-time duties as the new ITC President in April. He was lured out of retirement to address issues currently facing the ITC seminary. He comes to this position with an impressive resume. read more

AUC Book Signing

By Michael March 5, 2015 0

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) will host a book signing for Atlanta based authors. It has been scheduled for April 19, 2015 at 2:00 p. m. The AUC book signing will be held in the Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall of the Woodruff Library.

We are excited to announce that we have been invited to this AUC book signing event. I will present my new work, Justice In The Round: Essays on the American Jury System. read more

Book Release Date Set

By Michael March 4, 2015 0

Book Release date set for Justice In The Round. I am not sure if this news excites you, but we are bouncing off the ceiling. We are delighted to finally have a book release date set for Justice In The Round. It has been a long time coming. The book release date is set for April 19, 2015.

Justice In The Round was inspired by the jury verdicts in the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn trials. It makes the case for reparatory justice in order to repair injustices caused by the racial dichotomies inherent in American jury deliberations. read more