reflections on race, religion, history & social change

February 5, 2016

Recently at the breakfast table I found my boys, ages 4 and 2, and their mama singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." They know the English-language version most widely popularized by the Tokens during the folk revival of the 1960s (and brought to a new generation through t...

June 18, 2015


The attack on Emanuel AME Church is not just about Charleston, or South Carolina. And it certainly appears not to be about one individual who was simply mentally deranged. Let's get serious and dig deep.


April 3, 2015

Linton Weeks of National Public Radio (who last summer interviewed me for a story about the Baha'i Faith as the largest religious minority in SC) has a nice piece published yesterday on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech, "Let Us March on Ballot Boxes," in Kingstree,...

February 1, 2015

Many thanks to People to People, a local human relations organization, and all the participants in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration on Sunday, January 18, 2015.


The program featured a new film, Freedom Ain’t Free, by Columbia director Mr. Gene...

January 18, 2015

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., People to People of Hartsville, SC, will present its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration at the Butler Community Center, 1103 S. 6th St. in Hartsville.


This year the commemoration will include a screening o...

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