[ This article is by my friend John Lacny , a Pittsburgh-based labor activist. He wrote it at my request for my blog, Fire on the Mountain. Lacny possesses a pitiless eye for the mechanisms of ...
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
― Mr. Rogers
When Mr. Rogers was ...
Huge intersection in DC shutdown by peaceful dcferguson march November 25th, 2014.
It is hard to express how peaceful a protest can feel. Yes, we are protesting an injustice system, and yes, we ...
The decision in Ferguson saddened me. As a mom of two sons, it scares me. As an educator, it makes me realize that we have to empathize with the students sitting in our classrooms.
Once again under the guise of "the law", race has been the deciding factor in whether the person pulling the trigger will face the bar of justice or not. There are going to be people who claim that ...
Dear friends in the African American community:
We as a nation failed you. The system should not be that a cop can angrily confront a person of any color, start a fight with them, and then shoot ...
It was back in September when I wrote a diary about the difficult and what seemed hopeless situation my family found itself because of actions from the biological father of my step-daughter.
Senator Mary Landrieu is likely about to lose her powerful political job in a crushing defeat.
Because of how the Senator operated while she was in a position to do that important job.
I am a single dad.
This is a statement of fact. This is not an embracing of a life without women nor a condemnation of the woman who left me. This is simply the state I am in, which is that of a ...
As if this time four years ago wasn't bad enough, last night was an even more complete and utter disaster. Why are we having the same recurring nightmare? Is this Groundhog Day? How the hell did ...