Appreciating What’s Been Said: Reflections on Amiri Baraka

Published by BlackCommentator “Appreciating what’s been said and if I understand correctly…” That was the routine and respectful phrase we used in the Congress of African People when were about to engage in some serious discussion. As I faced the reality of Amiri Baraka’s death, I couldn’t help but reflect on his impact on my […]

Changing the Living Wage Debate

St. Louis American, 1. 9.2014 I believe economic fairness, as an issue, will dominate the airwaves, the workplace and the streets in 2014. Jobs (or lack thereof) along with employment benefits were front and center last year. Although the extraordinary mobilizations by fast-food workers were a major impetus, a growing unrest has been bubbling for […]