Tag Archive for Racism

NAACP Honors Dr. King’s Legacy

Today is the 40th anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history, the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King is best remembered as the leader of the civil rights movement and for his work in the African-American community, but he was much more than that. He…

April 3 Matters, Too

Many people remember April 4 as the day The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. was shot and killed. Most all of us have heard the “I Have a Dream” speech often enough to recite parts of it. On Sunday, I visited the Skirball Museum to see the Bob Dylan exhibit as an interlude before…

Where Does the Anger Come From?

With the flap over the Obama/Pastor comments and his historic speech, I’m reminded of my old friend and neighbor Yvette, an African-American woman from New Orleans.  She and her husband Ernest left Irvine last July because of a job change and they are back in Louisiana; before Irvine, they lived in Alaska.  The family was…

“Stroud”ing The Issues

Glen Stroud, patriarch of Santa Ana’s angry couple, has sent a letter to Mayor Miguel Pulido and members of the Santa Ana City Council demanding my removal from the city’s Planning Commission. The centerpiece of Stroud’s demand is my January 16th post here on the Liberal OC in regards to the $1.5 million gentrification plan…