Muhammed Ali’s Civil Rights  Contributions — and the superstar leaders inspired by them

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Muhammed Ali

  The irrepressible Muhammed Ali (1942–2016) came onto the national and global stages at the height of the US Civil Rights era. He unthinkable and unorthodox mashup of dominance in the boxing ring and powerful positions on … Read More

The Distress, the Kingdom, the Endurance: Encountering Racial Realities

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Community members of all colors and backgrounds show up in solidarity for a Black Lives Matter demonstration     Chris Juhn Photography

By Father Dale Korogi                                                               … Read More

Memorial Day: Digging Up Bodies and Buried History

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Freed slaves rebury Union soldiers from mass Confederate grave in May 1965

Memorial Day, 2015  It might surprise Americans that Memorial Day was likely started by former Slaves. It was May 1865, and they were grateful for soldiers who’d sacrificed their lives. The newly free citizens spent two weeks … Read More

Changing the Field Where Feminists Play

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A majority of physically and psychologically confident girls lose self-esteem around age ten.

  Also published in MinnPost. By Andrea Morisette Grazzini An ad I saw recently showed how girls’ confidence plummets after age ten. It felt like a punch in the gut. I had just been discussing with … Read More

NRA, Trump love Guns & Hate like Pimps love Women

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50 were killed many more injured at a shooting at a gay club in Orlando.

By Andrea Morisette Grazzini Updated: June 12, 2016 Related: Leave No Child Dead Dick Metcalf inadvertently turned in his gun-prostitute card when he penned a reasoned view on the gun debate. It left the weapons lords and … Read More

A Radically Shameless Holiday

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  Also published at WetheP, Inc. By Andrea Morisette Grazzini, with Rev. Fr. Michael J. O’Connell Hipster pastor Roger Wolsey, a Huffington Post-published United Methodist, preached ‘holiday’ trivia on his Facebook recently, slipping in that … Read More

The Leadership Legacy of a Citizen Businessman

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Eugene F. 'Grandpa' Grazzini, Sr.

Reprinted from: WetheP’s blog. By Andrea Morisette Grazzini My Grandfather began building his life legacy when he set aside his individualistic dream to support the family construction company his immigrant father started. Over time he … Read More

Cross-Partisans Against Co-Dependence

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Yes, Syria is complicated. All the more reason we should not further complicate it with petty partisanship. A bittersweet byproduct of the Syrian complications is that they are producing bipartisan balance. Debates are getting closer … Read More

Dr. King Dreamed That All Would Lead

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By Andrea Morisette Grazzini Copyright, August 28, 2013 It wasn’t his charisma Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wanted us to remember. It wasn’t his courage. It wasn’t even his character. These were not the messages Dr. … Read More

Polite Assaults, Unspoken and Unseen.

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Netflix has become the target of Rush Limbaugh since announcing they won't advertise on his show.

Behind the bombings, kidnapped women and ever more American children dying in firearms accidents that so steadily, searingly are imprinting on our American psyches, are uncountable, if unseen, acts of common good. Though still far … Read More

Passion Play: Will ‘We the People’ be Ashamed or be Saviors?

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By Andrea Morisette Grazzini The symbolism of anguished mothers standing with President Barack Obama the day before Good Friday should resonate with all good people of faith. Obama’s call for American citizens to protect children, … Read More

Action, Not Talk, is Needed to End Gun Violence

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After the unspeakable massacre of twenty children in Connecticut, some people seem to think that just speaking about it will solve the situation that led to such devastation. Barack Obama has called for a national … Read More