The Fires Burning Now

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Charlie D. Thompson, Jr.

The fires James Baldwin predicted in his letter to his nephew are burning now.  At this writing, the fires of love, which inspire protesters to march for lynched neighbors, still burn brighter than literal fires kindled in anger when property receives more protection than black and brown lives.  We cannot say how this will end.   But we can say when these sparks of righteous anger first ignited on this soil.  It was 1619, when American slavery began.  Read more