My Granddaddy, Stepfather, and Da 5 Bloods

My granddaddy and stepfather never talked about their time in the military. My granddaddy’s obituary doesn’t even mention it. My stepfather’s obituary mentions the year he enlisted and the year he was discharged, nothing more. The benefit of time helps me recognize that while John Lewis was being bludgeoned crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge and Read more about My Granddaddy, Stepfather, and Da 5 Bloods[…]

James Baldwin

Photo from this week’s Washington Post magazine feature. James Baldwin, as always, nails it. ~ “I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” Notes of a Native Son, 1955