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Counting My Blessings at Age 75

Posted October 4th, 2016 at 12:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Our progress has always come from struggle and sacrifice. The powerful do not dispense change; the people must demand it….In my lifetime, the civil rights movement has made America better. Our diversity is now our strength….At 75, I celebrate my blessings.

After Orlando, Drive Out Hate With Light and Love

Posted June 14th, 2016 at 10:50 am (UTC-4)
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The human reaction is to want to strike back…Dr. Martin Luther King taught us a different lesson…. “Darkness,” he wrote, “cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”