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Category Archives: Chicago

Torture in Chicago

In a matter inextricably related to what will follow, let me first say that Dylann Roof, the white Neanderthal who murdered nine black worshippers in a Charlotte church last year, should be executed as soon as possible; his continued existence is an affront to civilized people everywhere. Jury deliberations about Roof’s fate begin next week. […]

Also posted in Charlotte, CNN, Dylann Roof, George Thomas Clark, Hate Crimes, King Donald, Murder, Racism, Torture

The First Debate

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Campaign 2016, Federal Reserve, Guns, Hillary Clinton, Immigration, Iran, Iraq, Korean War, Murder, Nuclear Weapons

Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley

Many do not know that after World War II, while an undergraduate at Yale, William F. Buckley taught beginning Spanish at the university. As a child in Paris his primary languages had been Spanish and French and, though at age seven he finally began the academic study of English, he would soon spend much time […]

Also posted in Boxing, Gore Vidal, Homosexuals, Hubert Humphrey, Joe Frazier, Jose Torres, Lyndon Johnson, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Paul Newman, Richard Nixon, Vietnam, William F. Buckley

South Chicago Man in Quito

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Ecuador, Quito

Charles White Endures

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alabama, Art, Charles White, Civil War - American, Elizabeth Catlett, Hammer Museum, Harriet Taubman, John Brown, Los Angeles, Marriage, Mexico, Murals, Nat Turner, New York City, Newspapers, Painters, Pasadena, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Slavery, Tobacco, Tuberculosis

From Tennessee to California

In the summer of 1978 I lived in a small old room at the rear of a dreary house in north Sacramento, one of the worst parts of the Golden State’s capital city. Fortunately, I didn’t know I’d have to stay there several more years until a modest inheritance temporarily rescued me, and was delighted […]

Also posted in Albuquerque, Amarillo, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Bakersfield, Barry Switzer, Baseball, Basketball, Buck Owens, Cars & Driving, Cincinnati, Dogs, Doug Atkins, Elvis Presley, Football, George Thomas Clark, Johnny Bench, Memphis, Nashville, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pete Ranzany, Pipino Cuevas, Rivers, Sacramento, Southeast Asia, Tennessee, Texas, Travel, Vietnam

The Battle for LeBron James

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Blake Griffin, Cleveland, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Lebron James, Los Angeles, New York City, Sacramento, Tyreke Evans