Coretta and Martin: A Love Story

I have read articles and book chapters about the marriage between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, two of the most prominent figures of the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. I have learned interesting facts about how they met and their courtship, and I have been made privy to various allegations of extramarital affairs (on both sides).A 2006 New York Times article gives the following background on the beginning of their story:...more
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Too Many Irons In This Fire: “Iron Man 3”

Movie Review by Jack Silbert...more

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Complete Life

 “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr....more

Austerity Measures Coming to the US: How to Prepare Your Family for Coming Chaos

Did you know that the International Monetary Fund used more than $9 billion in US taxpayer money to bail out European banks this week? That there are 275,000 educational employees who are losing their job this year because of budget cuts? California just announced $19 billion in budget cuts to family welfare, disabled and the elderly! This tragic loss of public services is crippling your community and fueling chaos and social unrest.   Maybe you've felt it already with your school's budget getting cut, libraries closing, or mental health services eliminated....more

Teach Your Kids About Martin

Ways the whole family can observe Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday -Myrna Blyth and Chriss Winston, ...more

Black and White

I'm usually a shades of gray kind of thinker, but from where I sit, this presidential election is about polar opposites: ...more

What's so great about Nascar?

Yesterday, Penske South announced driver Sam Hornish, Jr. would be jumping from the IRL, where he had won three championships and an Indy 500, to Nascar full time in 2008. As of this post, Hornish has been unable to qualify for any Nextel Cup races and has been close to a disaster in the Busch Series races he has competed in, but has still chosen to make the move. (Hornish was driving for Penske Racing in the IRL) ...more