Pray for the Parkland kids. Send them money. And if you have more guts than I, wrap a brick with a note saying “AK 47” and toss it through a gun shop window.


That he is gone leaves us with nothing but sadness. If anyone deserved a longer life, it was he. He was the Greatest. With his death we lose that best living example of what we, as a nation, so desperately need. Muhammad Ali had integrity. Ali said no to money. He cared much more deeply about … Continue reading

More Bernie civil rights photos found!

The slander that Bernie was not a very early leader for African American civil rights got so outrageous that persons went into the archives of the University of Chicago and changed captions on Danny Lyon’s 1962 photos, claiming it was Bruce Rappaport standing in Bernie’s clothing leading the demonstration in the Ad Building. These newly … Continue reading

Whitney and de Young Museums announce major retrospective

Photographer Danny Lyon Retrospective Coming to New York and San Francisco. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/12/08/danny-lyon-photographer-retrospective/  

A SNCC Photographer reviews “Selma”

      James Agee wrote that mediocre films are alot more interesting to discuss than great ones.   “Selma” is a very stimulating film but not a very good one. Made by the director Ava DuVernay , it was her first chance to make a big budget film, a very ambitious film, and in that … Continue reading

American Heros

Martin Luther King – Life without Parole John Lewis – Three life sentences Julian Bond – Thirty years, isolation unit Malcolm X – Death James Forman – Fifty years, Conspiracy Diane Nash – Life Fannie Lou Hammer – Twenty-Five years Bradley Manning – Forty years, isolation Edward Snowden – Death, changed to Life without Parole, … Continue reading

Walter Cronkite RIP

Recently there was a ceremony to honor Walter Cronkite, who has passed away. “Everyone” was there, including our President Obama. Obama? What was he doing there? Walter is held up as an example for all journalists. I must have missed something. By the nineteen seventies, as I tried to understand what was happening to our … Continue reading