poet Joe Pacheco has written another topical poem for us. Today he
shares his thoughts on the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the
U.S. Supreme Court. The 76-year-old retired New York City school
superintendent says this monumental moment allows him to show off what
he calls his “Nuyorican” pride. Nuyorican’s are Americans of Puerto
Rican descent, born in New York City.
There was dancing and singing in the streets in Ft. Myers Monday as hundreds of people turned out for the annual freedom march commemorating the life of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. And of course this year’s march was on the eve of Barack Obama’s swearing in as the nation’s first African American president. So, the question WGCU’s Valerie Alker asked was “has Martin Luther King’s dream been realized”
We heard from: Deacon Elijah Brown, Evelyn Foster, Father Robert Browning, March organizers Jonathan Elliot and Reginald Billips– and from Terry Stark.