#WhenSandySpeaks: “There is Something Out There That We Can Do”

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Do you recognize Sandra Annette Bland? Do you see yourself when you look at the face of this 28-year-old black woman, this young adult who died in a police cell on July 13, 2105? Do you see your daughter, your baby girl, your smart, beautiful baby girl, your baby girl? Do you see your sister, [Read More...]

The South IS Rising Again: A Southern Boy on Taking Down the Confederate Flag

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This morning the rebel flag was removed from the Capitol grounds of South Carolina. The South Carolina House and Senate, by overwhelming majorities in both houses, voted to take it down this week, and Governor Haley signed the bill yesterday. I’m a Southerner. My father’s father’s father’s father was one Thomas Jefferson Talley LaMotte, who walked home [Read More...]

Considering “Sanctuary” in the Aftermath of Charleston

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One of my favorite and in my opinion vastly underrated movies of all time is the 2011 film, Priest.  Not only is it a fun movie that involves motorcycles, explosions, and incredibly cheesy dialogue the movie also depicts a somewhat imaginable (minus the vampires) reality. It depicts a militarized city ruled by the Church where the [Read More...]


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