Saturday, May 11, 2013

42: Jackie Robinson, Fritz Ostermueller and the Sanitizing of American History

For most people, racism is an ugly and abhorrent practice: it is a human sickness that should be eradicated from American society.

Unfortunately, racism is as American as apple pie. Truth be told, when looking at the legacy of racism in America it is hard not to wince.

As former Secretary of State, and conservative Republican, Condoleezza Rice noted: Racism/slavery is the birth defect of our country.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Grandson of Malcolm X killed in Mexico

With a heavy heart and great sadness, unfortunately, we report the death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X. The young man, only 29 years old, was beaten to death in Mexico City. The dispute: a bar tab.

Mr. Shabazz lived a very troubled and chaotic life. You may recall, he was found guilty -- at 12 years old -- of the arson that killed his grandmother and widow of Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz. Young Malcolm also served time as an adult for armed robbery.