Muhammad Ali & The Great White Hope

“Your self image is so powerful it unwittingly becomes your destiny.” –Oscar Micheaux The very first thing I must say about Muhammad Ali is, he is the most handsome man I have ever met in my life. I met Ali in Beverly Hills, Ca. in 1980. Years later I would star in a play called…

George Washington Carver & JESUS

“True heroism…is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” –Arthur Ashe The other day a woman came to my office to interview me regarding an upcoming forum on MLK that I am hosting in Atlanta. I have a portrait of George Washington Carver…

MLK’s Symbolism, Subtext & Poetry At Hand

“let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” –Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech there are reams of symbolism, subtext and poetry-predictions. I have come to believe the speech is the greatest and most…