What are we now? After more than a decade since the fallout from 9/11, the “War on Terror,” the protracted invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan made us? How should we define ourselves? As a nation of wimps? Wusses? Punks? Pussies? … Continue reading Has Gun Ownership Made Us A Nation Of …
Opportunity Detroit Haven’t we heard this story before? In the 1970s it was Henry Ford II and the Renaissance Center. In the late 80s it was Mike Ilitch and his purchase of the Tigers and the Fox. In the 90s … Continue reading Stop me if you’ve heard this one,…
In 1914, Industrialist Henry Ford began to combine his paternalistic interest in social engineering with the huge profits Ford Motor Company was making annually. In fact, one of his ideas quite simply revolutionized American Capitalism by doing something really radical. … Continue reading Henry Ford, Enemy of Capitalism
So the latest lunacy is Right-wing Conservatives using African-American appeal for the film DJANGO UNCHAINED to bring a majority of them to their side of the Gun Control debate. Really? Every white guy in the film- with the exception of … Continue reading What Would Django Do?
Today is February 5, 2013. This would have been Trayvon Martin’s 18th Birthday if he hadn’t been shot for wearing a hoodie and black skin. He may not have been a saint. That doesn’t matter because he didn’t deserve to … Continue reading Birthday Boy
Here’s why this day, this year, this inauguration is so exciting and special. When our first African-American President is sworn in for a second term he will acknowledge several important historic events and ideals converging. The alignment is amazing. President Obama will be sworn in on two Bibles: one that was once owned by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will sit on top of another previously owned by President Abraham Lincoln. This year is 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln which freed the slaves in the Confederate States and Territories (January 1, 1863). This … Continue reading 1863, 1963 and 2013
This is a surviving suit worn by George Reeve as Superman on “The Adventures of Superman” TV series. It’s pretty sweet. The suit is housed in the basement of the Smithsonian in DC. Recently, a GOP Congressman who voted against funding for Hurricane Sandy victims, used the fact that the Smithsonian needed a new roof. Since the suit is supposedly indestructible – why don’t we use it to patch up any holes for the time being and support relief for New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Continue reading The original colored Superman suit.