Returning from unintended hiatus (coming up..)

Returning from unintended hiatus (coming up..)
Coming up this week: Jason Collins – in open rebellion to prejudice, bigotry and hate.

Due to an unexpected inability to write, access and update temporarily this site for the past week, very little new material has been added. But that is sure to change within the next few days, beginning with an in depth article about NBA star Jason Collins’s historic announcement to live his life openly and freely. Stay tuned…

Rep. John Lewis (GA) [IMAGE]

Rep. John Lewis (GA) [IMAGE]Don’t turn away from rap music simply because it’s loud or violent or sexist or lewd – which so much of it is. Don’t turn away from the damage and destruction of drugs by simply declaring ‘war’ on them and filling our prisons with the people who use them. Look hard at where the need for those drugs is coming from. Look hard at what’s behind the anger and rage of that rap music. Pay attention. These are symptoms. They are responses. It is not the heroin-filled syringe of the addict that is the problem. It is not the hateful verses of the gangsta rapper that we must outlaw. It is the conditions and circumstances out of which the user and the gangster spring that must be looked at, understood and addressed. Change the world in which the addict lives and you’ll change his need for the drug. Change the world about which the rapper chants and you will change his words and his music.” – Congressman John Lewis of Georgia from Walking With the Wind: a memoir of the movement.