Snapshot: In 1968, Baltimore, Maryland, erupted in violent looting, rioting and fires as police clashed with citizens in the city’s streets just as cops in Newark, N.J., and Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhoods were doing the same.
The signing of Indiana’s bill by
Republican Governor Mike Pence giving Christians the legal right to
refuse service to gays and lesbians is subversive and riddled with
hate-mongering in the guise of protecting “basic religious freedoms.”
Gladine Rosetta Hill Wilson (then,
crazily, Wilson again) Parrish would have been perhaps 83 on March 10.
“Perhaps” because she finagled her age to the point that some of her
sisters believed she was younger than she was when she died.
Watching the Oscars Sunday night was fun
and fanciful because there’s nothing like watching wealthy, accomplished
white people “acting” racially guilty when they’re really quite
comfortable in their homogeneous groupings.