The MLK You Were Taught About is Not Real

Yes. Reread that headline again. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you were taught about in school was not real. Oh yes, the man himself existed. He lost his life for the betterment of African Americans. However, the idea of this docile negro fighting for civil rights being loved and revered in his lifetime is…

The Romance with Martin Luther King, Jr.

The emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked many comparisons to the Civil Rights Movement. We can’t talk about the Civil Rights Movement without mentioning one name: Martin Luther King, Jr. As the face of the Civil Rights Movement, King preached nonviolence in an effort make progress in a historically violent country. His…

Laws of the Land

I’ve mentioned this subject a couple of times on previous posts, but I feel it is necessary to talk about it again. Jim Crow laws. These laws were established to segregate whites from those they did not want to be around. Namely blacks and Mexicans. It was a social order until institutionalized segregation became legal…

Ode to a King: A Dream Deferred

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up…