A truly important article by Bruce Dixon of the Black Agenda report nails it. We need to build carefully, mentoring new members for gradual building of leadership, reach out in non-traditional ways to potential black, brown, LGBTQ members who have or may be groomed to obtain organizational leadership skills. Not everyone has it, and though everyone is valued, organizational leadership success is dependent on a clear and well run strategy. I am so glad I will be able to see it’s author, Bruce Dixon, a GP leader and managing editor of Black Agenda Report speaking on panels with Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, and others thisRead More →

I discovered a gem of a book, at a gem of a store. It was the end of a rare outing nowadays with two of our three teenagers. We had spent the day in NYC, my original ‘hometown’, stopping at the Museum of the City of New York (highly recommended), then downtown to a gallery exhibition of polaroid photos (meh), and spur of the moment (because it was there) dinner at the innovative (and expensive) vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy. We started driving home on Allen Street, when we saw an activist cooperative book store- Bluestockings. Such a sight was too shocking and potentially joyous toRead More →