The Civil War of 2015 – Part II: The Battle Over Monuments


He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; His truth is marching on. —Battle Hymn of the Republic In the three weeks that led to South Carolina’s historic decision to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, no reasonable person-on-the-street was asking for other Confederate symbols, such as monuments, to … More The Civil War of 2015 – Part II: The Battle Over Monuments

Baltimore UpRising: The Struggle Continues – 2


Part II: How Did We Get Here? “We have time-warped back to 1971—when Marvin Gaye’s song, “What’s Going On” first came out—and 1972—the ‘last’ time Baltimore was in such a seemingly lawless state!” —Baltimore UpRising: The Struggle Continues Part I: What’s Going On?!? Fifty years ago, Baltimore was not unlike Ferguson, Missouri, in that black … More Baltimore UpRising: The Struggle Continues – 2