Author's posts

Are You Inspired? Leadership and African American Politics III


You can fool some people sometimes,

   But you can’t fool all the people all the time.

   So now we see the light (what you gonna do?),

   We gonna stand up for our rights! (yeah, yeah, yeah!)

   So you better:

   Get up, stand up! (in the morning! git it up!)

   Stand up for your rights! (stand up for our rights!)

   Get up, stand up!

   Don’t give up the fight! (don’t give it up, don’t give it up!)

   Get Up, Stand Up-Bob Marley and the Wailers

The Jena Six-Notes from a Black Man

I have been politically active since 2003. My political beliefs have been progressive since my undergraduate years and despite my frustration with the direction the country has taken over the past 27 years, I have believed that at heart there was something worth saving in this country.