The Annual Re-enactment of the 1946 Moore’s Ford Lynching is scheduled this year on July 25, 2020 in Monroe, Georgia. It is a reminder of our country’s and our state’s … Continue reading The 1946 Moore’s Ford Lynching Re-enactment, Monroe, Georgia (2009)–Still Instructive and Relevant Today
What is structural racism? What is systemic racism and oppression? Here are some concrete examples. (My current understanding is that the use of the term Black instead of African American, … Continue reading What IS “Structural Racism?” George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks–It’s Time to End Structural Racism! It Harms Us All!
My Mother Marian Perz grew up during the Great Depression which began in 1929 when the stock market crashed. I remember her telling me how she saw people standing by … Continue reading My Mother Valued Me and She Taught me to Value Human Life. People Who Grew Up in the Great Depression Learned and Understood What Really Matters. What Happened to the Value of Human Life? And How Can Supposedly Christian Leaders Talk About People Dying for the Economy When Jesus Christ Died to Save EVERY Person and Turned Over Greedy Money-Changers’ Tables in the Temples?
At least three African American people have been senselessly killed recently–in three different states–the most recent was George Floyd. Two were killed by police. A fourth African American man was … Continue reading Give Protestors a Voice
Fact Check: “Herd Immunity would not fully stop the spread of coronavirus” –is a great article by theledger.com. I hope you will read it.
Many nursing homes are legal sweatshops for staff and patients even in the best of times. In COVID-19 it’s even worse. I apologize that this is copied and pasted from … Continue reading Our Loved Ones–Should They Spend Their Years in Nursing Homes? Are Nursing Homes Safe? During COVID-19?
In 2008, two days after my 84-year-old mother’s stroke, I was by her bedside in the hospital while she was asleep and unwakable. I had been mostly awake for most … Continue reading Moving Reflections In a Time of Crisis–Seeing in 2020
The Jaguar Wildlife Corridor is an adventure movie with beautiful footage of jaguars and wildlife is also about conservation of the Amazon. Filmed in the summer of 2018, it takes … Continue reading “The Jaguar Wildlife Corridor: The Pantanal, Brazil” Movie–and the Amazon
It’s the season of Christmas and other religious holidays. We send out cards that say Peace On Earth, Good Will to All and we bask in the warmth of … Continue reading Peace On Earth and Good Will Toward All–Are We Willing to Make It Real?
Stellar Panelists discussed the legacy of journalist Gene Patterson September 2, 2017 at the Decatur Book Festival panel titled “What Would Gene Patterson Say Now?” Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew … Continue reading VIDEO. Journalism in the Civil Rights Era and Today: Gene Patterson’s Legacy Discussed by Ambassador Andrew Young and Journalists Klibanoff, Clark, and Raines at the Decatur Book Festival
Unheard-of floods have been devastating Houston and coastal areas of Texas for the past few days. On the other side of the world in Bangledesh more than a hundred people … Continue reading Watch Video of Al Gore’s Message About Climate Change–It Couldn’t Be More Timely!
On Saturday evening participants in the Netroots Nation 2017 and others participated in a protest march against the act of white terror in Charlottesville, VA earlier Saturday August 12, 2017 … Continue reading Atlanta Protestors Marched on August 12th Against White Terrorist Violence in Charlottesville Earlier Saturday