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50 Years Later, It’s Time to Stop Paying Lip Service to King’s Dream


By John W. Whitehead Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King delivered his groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech, we have certainly made some progress in terms of race relations and equality, yet we are falling dismally short when it comes to achieving King’s dreams of a world without war and hunger. Indeed, at ...

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What Would Django Do? Arms and “The Man”


by Jonathan David Farley, D.Phil. (Oxon.) Why do African-Americans side with liberal proponents of gun control?  Historically, guns have been the African-American’s greatest friend.  The great Ida B. Wells, who, like me, had to flee Klan supporters in Tennessee after writing a newspaper article, said that “a Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home….”  The ...

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