Come Sunday?

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I love the game of football, almost as much as I love this country, and have the added privilege of being able to take my son to a few NFL games during the regular season. That said, I really don’t know right now if I will take a knee in protest or if I will stand during the playing of the national anthem at the next game we attend. I also do not know which military veterans I would be openly disrespecting, as some folks have implied, if I were to take that knee. Or, for that matter, which ones I would be honoring if I decide to stand?

Would it be the thousands of veterans who sacrificed their lives in the service of this country defending the belief in the truth the all men are created equal, Continue reading “Come Sunday?”

Marking History: Monuments to Malevolence 


A remarkable project is underway to memorialize the thousands of victims of lynching. The project is spearheaded by Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative.

It is a somber, almost hauntingly beautiful work of art and will list the names of the U.S.’s 4,000 lynching victims, as well as place historical markers (similar to the one pictured above) in each of the more than 800 counties across the country where the lynchings took place. Continue reading “Marking History: Monuments to Malevolence “