There are various levels of listening, and what’s needed here is what MLK preached about.
To honor the congressman, let’s make some good trouble this November, and vote out our present Republican thugocracy.
"I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us."
The continued distance between the white LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+ communities of color has a historical antecedent.
We compared the CDC's earlier guidelines advising gatherings to the governor’s instructions limiting places of worship occupancy to 40%. Baker, no doubt, was under pressure not to be "too prescriptive."
Clergy in these communities have been performing non-stop homegoings, and helping families, loved ones, and communities of the deceased through this valley of anxiety, fear, and death.
This pandemic doesn’t call for pandemonium, petty divisions, political wrangling, or panic buying. We are all in this together. Our collective concern should be about saving lives and not the momentary upending of our lifestyles.
The first debate, for me, didn’t demonstrate a compelling reason to replace Markey—to swap an older straight white male for a younger one.
Although most African Americans are Democrats today, our disaffection from the GOP only led us to FDR’s Democratic party after Republicans reneged on their formerly strong civil rights plank.