EF5 Tornado in Tuscaloosa County, AL

Beginning on April 25th, the southeast region experienced the deadliest series of tornadoes in US history. Over the course of three consecutive days residents in Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama incurred the wrath of an environment impacted by global warming. A steady increase of greenhouse gasses in the earth’s atmosphere (partly due to neighboring oil spills), coupled with  the  earth’s rising temperature breeds the right environment for...

Redeeming the Dream

This week,  I joined at least 2,000 workers, who descended upon Oakland’s City Hall to stand in solidarity with workers’ rights/labor struggles in Wisconsin and Ohio.  Yesterday was also the anniversary of the assassination of our beloved, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  King was in Memphis to support striking African American sanitation workers. The night before he was shot, in his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, King explained that the issue that brought him there was, “the refusal of Memphis to be fair...