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Category Archives: Martin Luther King

Summit Meeting

“Mr. President, may I please have a word with you?” says a young man, standing in the open door frame of the Oval Office. Trump glances up and immediately rises and walks to shake the visitor’s hand. “Dr. King, I wasn’t expecting you.” “I visited you last year on this occasion and intend to do […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Immigration, Mexico, Nancy Pelosi

Manila Bulletin Posts “Martin Luther King Meets Trump”

Manila Bulletin columnist Jose Abeto Zaide, former Philippine ambassador to Germany and France, has posted another of my columns: “Martin Luther King Meets Trump” Read about the raucous 2016 presidential campaign in “King Donald”

Also posted in Donald Trump, George Thomas Clark, Jose Abeto Zaide

Martin Luther King Visits Trump

Speeding in a golf court on a splendid golf course not far from presidential palace Mar-a-Lago, Martin Luther King steered toward the executive foursome and braked hard, skidding along the grass behind the fifth tee just as President Donald Trump began his downswing. Trump dribbled the ball about twenty yards and spun to scream, “Hey, […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, China, Donald Trump, Iran, Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Russia, Vietnam

The Ali Legacy

He told you in the sixties he wasn’t going to Vietnam to help the white man continue to oppress people of color around the world. You saw where that led. The United States killed a million people in Southeast Asia and maimed more than that and lost fifty-seven thousand American lives. For what? Martin Luther […]

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Muhammad Ali, Racism, Vietnam

Update Martin Luther King Speech

a million die by 1966 day i deliver “beyond vietnam a time to break silence” declaring poverty inevitable in “society gone mad on war” and still i see america attacks to feed “giant triplets of racism materialism and militarism” Editorial Note: This poem is revised and reduced from the original posted in January 2012.

Also posted in Civil Rights, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Vietnam

Photos in Box

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

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Berlin, Berlin Wall, Bruce Lee, Charlie Chaplin, Che Guevara, Elvis Presley, Fidel Castro, Germany, Google, John F. Kennedy, John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi, McDonald's, Music, Osama bin Laden, Photography, Physics, Politics, Saddam Hussein, Short Pieces - GTC, Terrorism, The Beatles, Titanic

Martin Luther King: “Beyond Vietnam”

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Communism, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Poverty, Racism, Religion, Richard Nixon, Terrorism, Vietnam, War

Calling Martin Luther King

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Campaign 2012, Civil Rights, George Wallace, Poetry - GTC