Harlem’s James Baldwin “Pin Drop Speech” At Cambridge University, 1965 (Video)

Harlem’s James Baldwin delivers earth shattering speech with Harlem as his starting point in talking about all black folks at Cambridge University during a debate with William F. Buckley in 1965.

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Op-Ed: Democracy Depends On Exchanging Ideas. Do Leaders Listen?

robert-obama1By Michael McQuillan

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“Answer your mail.”  Mentors taught this as the first rule of politics when I worked in the U.S. Senate for Missouri’s Stuart Symington in the Seventies.  Continue Reading →

Robert Kennedy Campaigning In Harlem, August 14, 1963

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Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy surrounded by children as they walk down a 125th street after visiting a summer reading program at the Morningside Community Center in Harlem, New York.  Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: President Obama And The Baltimore Riots

President_Barack_ObamaBy Michael McQuillan

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The Baltimore riots are heart-rending and wrong.  But it is also wrong to misconstrue First Amendment protest rights as for mere venting.  Its purpose, as the Bill of Rights makes clear, is to “petition the government for a redress of grievance.”  Continue Reading →