Archive | April, 2017

MOON Shine | Others I have known

Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability to employ assault weapons, suicide bombers, and drones to destroy each other. The greater, more creative powers with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion sufficient enough to love and save each other.” – Aberjhani “Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to […]

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The White issue | Movies You Might’ve Missed

So many movies, so little time! The following are “must-see” movies on the subject of race in America. 13th is a searing 2016 documentary that explores the history of black exploitation and servitude from the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery (except as “punishment for crime”) through the subsequent Jim Crow era of segregation, the “War on Drugs,” which was predominantly a war on people of color, to the current “prison-industrial […]

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Joe Cottonwood | Southern Exposure, 1968, and more

Southern Exposure, 1968 I know the South, warn her but she wants to see Mardi Gras and I love her madly. Jackson, Mississippi, has colored restrooms unmarked because illegal, watched by a rooster man, cap of orange, neck of red shouting, poking fingers in my chest scared by my beard, her beads. She pulls me back on the bus. Peace, she says. Peace. Which saves a lot of grief. Beyond […]

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MOON Shine | The White issue

“As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where […]

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