Memorial Day and the War at Home

Earlier this week we celebrated Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday originated during and after the Civil War. The definition of “war” according to Merriam-Webster: A state or period of fighting between countries or groups; A situation in which people…

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Malcolm X: The Ballot or the Bullet

The Ballot or the Bullet by Malcolm X April 3, 1964 Cleveland, Ohio Mr. Moderator, Brother Lomax, brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can’t believe everyone in here is a friend, and I don’t want to leave anybody out. The question tonight, as I understand it, is “The Negro Revolt, and Where Do…

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