Monthly Archives: August 2013

King and ‘the Gangstahs’

What happens to a dream deferred? Ask anyone. We’ve all had dreams deferred. Langston Hughes asked if a dream deferred festers like a sore — and then runs, or does it stink like rotten meat, or sag like a heavy load. What he led up to in his poem Harlem was that a dream deferred […]

Freedom is the New Prison

Fortunately for Piper Kerman, Eric Holder was not Attorney General in 2004 when she was sentenced to federal prison for a “drug-related crime.” Had she been spared prison, she would not be a media celebrity now and author of a best-selling memoir. A “drug-related crime” and 13 months in prison were good for Kerman. It […]