Scott Prosterman: The success of Loyola-Chicago in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament prompts us to remember two of the great, unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement – former Mississippi State Coach Babe McCarthy and MSU President Dean Colvard. Loyola won the championship in 1963 with four black starters, defeating McCarthy’s Bulldogs along the way.
H. Scott Prosterman: Anyone who has read Faulkner or Tennessee Williams knows that Memphis has ALWAYS been the cultural and spiritual capital of the Magnolia State, so let’s go ahead and make it official.
Staging a pro-Drumpf rally in this city known for progressive activism is no less provocative than Nazis in Skokie.
H. Scott Prosterman: His supporters said over and over, “Give him a chance to govern.” OK, we tried that American Fascism thing for a couple of months and it’s not for us. Please give us back our democracy.
Scott Prosterman: Despite a careful application of charm and sales theory, I didn’t get past the gatekeeper. I’m still waiting to hear back from Senator Al Franken and Sara Silverman, not the one from Memphis, but THE Sara Silverman.
H. Scott Prosterman: The NRA used to represent firearm safety; now they represent terrorists’ right to bear arms in schools, nightclubs and everywhere.
H. Scott Prosterman: The beauty of Donald Trump is that he codifies EXACTLY what the Republican Party has come to represent since Reagan’s time: unapologetic racism, greed and investment in the war machine at the expense of all other sectors of the economy.
H. Scott Prosterman: Trump led the howls and cries challenging Obama’s American citizenship after it became a craze on Fox News. So let’s also demand to see HIS birth certificate as a turn of good gamesmanship.
Scott Prosterman: Berkeley rents have risen between 10-30% over the past year. This is a shocking “low-ball” estimate. The past six months have left me researching rental housing options again, and I’m finding more like a 50%+ increase in that time.
Scott Prosterman: In response to President Obama’s re-election, some red staters are trying to get Texas , Florida and others to secede. I say, let California be the first – why wait?
Scott Prosterman: The Republican Party will not LET Ronnie go away, invoking his name to squeeze any votes out of his legacy, which keeps getting re-worked and burnished to suit the current packaging needs.
Scott Prosterman: When Armstrong uttered those words, “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind,” we all breathed a sigh of relief.
Scott Prosterman: Why not legal marijuana California? Because this state is rife with reactionary forces, and the focus of the Justice Department’s get tough policy.