Search Results for: URBAN LEGEND

Urban Legends: The Southern Strategy

If one were to search the internet with the phrase “southern strategy” you would find that it has become common knowledge in the Black community as well as the main stream media that the GOP, starting with Richard Nixon, had […]

Urban Legends: The Dixiecrats and The GOP

Over the years there has been a concerted effort, on behalf of many, to rewrite political history, especially when it comes to the Democrat Party. These rewrites, half-truths or urban legends misrepresent historical fact; and unfortunately have led astray countless […]

Urban Legend: Goldwater Against Civil Rights

One of the most prominently held urban legends of our time is that Senator Barry Goldwater, the GOP candidate for president in 1964, was against civil rights because he voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This vote of […]

Urban Legends: Willie Lynch

  In the movie, The Great Debaters, Melvin B. Tolson (played by Denzel Washington) retells the story of Willie Lynch in hopes of motivating his newly aspiring members of an all Black Wiley College debate team. Tolson points out that, […]

Black History and the US Constitution

If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. Aristotle If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation. Lord Acton There are many among us […]

Reagan 16.0

During the Reagan Presidency, I found myself in a contemporary issues discussion group that consisted mostly of liberal clergymen and laity.  Although not an official part of my employment, we were encouraged to attend these forums.  In one of these […]