C.T.: Prayer for the Living

Delivered by Jabari Simama at the Occasion of the Celebration of Life for C.T. Martin C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center May 15, 2021 Get up off your knees and open your eyes Do you see women sleeping beneath   I-20 viaduct? Do you see the young men with  whiskey lips on the bench in Doctors’ […]

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CT Martin Joins Ancestors

The 84-year old long-serving member of the Atlanta City Council transcended this morning to join the ancestors. He was one of my best friends and always extended to me unconditional love. I will write more later about this gift to humanity and giant of a man who always spoke softly. May he RIP.

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The Other Big Lie

In their fight against voter suppression Democrats and progressives should not believe that boycotts hurt low wage workers and small businesses. Do they think we’re stupid? Now we are supposed to stop putting pressure on corporations and businesses that stand idly by and let Republicans roll back hard fought gains on the voter rights front […]

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Dancing with Angels Revisited

I am reposting “Dancing with Angels” because I received a “like” today from this posting of nearly a year ago, around the time of death of Rep. Elijah Cummings. If you have already read it I hope you will reread it in light of all that has happened since its publication on December 21, 2019. […]

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The Author’s Unedited Segments on White Supremacy & the Police

The sections cut from the article on the infiltration of white supremacists in U.S. police departments: In my column posted yesterday I recommended several reforms. Those reforms were not intended to ignore the larger problem of the infiltration of white-supremacist groups within the U.S. police departments. This article from Truthout explores this problem in more […]

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