Author Archives: Leslie Recall

About Leslie Recall

An observer to the world. I have a unique view of the world and want to share it. It's all in love from the people of the "blues". Love, Knowledge, and Sharing amongst all is the first steps towards solving all the problems amongst humanity.

Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

In January 1965, Playboy published Alex Haley’s interview with the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., shortly after King received the Nobel Peace Prize. In those days, the magazine still wasn’t identifying the interviewer by name, so Haley reported anonymously: “So … Continue reading

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How we get Dr. King wrong: “We’ve deliberately dismembered him,” Michael Eric Dyson tells Salon

By Josh Eidelson “In the last thirty years we have trapped King in romantic images or frozen his legacy in worship,” Michael Eric Dyson wrote in his 2000 book “I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther … Continue reading

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4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought

By Igor Volsky Every January, Martin Luther King, Jr. is universally honored as a national hero who preached a peaceful fight against racial injustice. This saintly image is quite a departure from the kind of attacks the reverend endured over … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece

By Malcolm Jones Martin Luther King’s gifts were manifest. He was an inspired leader, a galvanizing orator, and a brilliant polemicist and prose writer. But more than anything, he knew how to rise to an occasion. On December 10, 1964, … Continue reading

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12 Words You Need to Delete From Your Resume Right Now

By Kentin Waits According to a recent study, recruiters spend an average of 6.2 seconds looking at an individual resume. Working with that kind of attention span and operating with limited space, resume writers need to make every word count. … Continue reading

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The Myth Of The Absent Black Father

By Tara Culp-Ressler The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — which the agency explores … Continue reading

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The Fix Isn’t In: Why a Safety Device That Can Stop Overdoses by Kids Isn’t Widely Used

By T. Christian Miller and Jeff Gerth Starting in 2007, Dr. Daniel Budnitz, a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Medication Safety Program, began tracking an obscure but unsettling statistic about children’s health. Each year, more and … Continue reading

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How poverty and food insecurity make people sick

By Aimee Picchi Being poor isn’t a lot of fun. For starters, it’s more likely to make you sick by the end of each month. While government benefits are geared to helping low-income Americans stay healthy by putting food on … Continue reading

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The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

By Imara Jones As the White House prepares to launch a major economic opportunity effort, record high unemployment among black and Latino youth underscores how essential it is to create job opportunities for young people of color. The critical issue … Continue reading

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Living on $2.13 an hour and tips: the harsh inequality of the service industry

By Jana Kasperkevic Imagine that your pay depended on the mood of your clients, or on whether all your colleagues and superiors did their jobs well. Food industry workers like Nakima Jones don’t have to imagine this – for them, … Continue reading

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