This is the story of one direct outcome of the 1963 March on Washington, to which I went as a member of the Huntington Township Committee on Human Relations in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.
In the middle of last year, due to a traffic violation, I spent a few months as a guest of our local county correctional facility.
The organizers would like to have an exhibition of Blanche Wille's artwork at a major gallery, and a serious catalog.
What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.
We can congratulate the Supreme Court for its recent decision that sentencing children to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.
Much like James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" or Michael Harrington's "The Other America," Alexander's book is a wakeup call to this nation.
Once the executions took place on June 19th, 1953, the fatal errors could not be undone.
With the presidential election looming over 2012, we should take a cue from our Kenyan brothers and sisters. We need to take our analysis of the gross negligence of our financial institutions into the electoral arena.