Tag: social almanac

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference on March 26, 1964 (Photo: Marion S. Trikosko)

Voices Up . . . Silence Begets Violence

We’ve protested. We’ve rioted. We’ve marched. We’ve cried in press conferences. We’ve appealed to the media. We’ve prayed. We’ve forgiven. We’ve done everything we know to do. And nothing is working. We need your help–you–the unaffected. Just like the 60s when Blacks and Whites marched arm in arm. We are only 12 percent of the population. And the rank and file American is weary of protest.

By Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Republicans: What Happens in Vegas . . .

Republicans have a dilemma. They have managed to elect a Presidential nominee they aren’t sure has a legitimate chance of winning the big prize in November. But the voting public seems to be fine with the choice. Heck, they chose him over a myriad of other options.

Celebrity Deaths – Bowie and Prince

Celebrity Deaths – Bowie and Prince

In a copycat business like the Music Industry, where everyone tries to do what is popular at the moment, Bowie and Prince did what they wanted. They ignored the trends, pushed the boundaries of convention, and left us with indelible images of brilliant color, visceral power, human frailty, and pure, unapologetic artistry.