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The real reason Malcolm X was assassinated

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“You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear You’ve got to be taught from year to year You’ve got to be carefully taught.”  –Rodgers and...

Christmas again

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When I was a child, my mother and I used to get our Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. We took the straggly ones that...

Celebrate Juneteenth? I don’t get it

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This week President Biden made Juneteenth an official national holiday. That means you get the day off from work, the Post Offices are closed,...

Martha’s Vineyard’s women take over

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It is the year 2050, and the sons we mothers nurtured and raised have accepted the intelligence of women; they listen to us and...

Hot and cold on the way to old

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According to Marty Nadler’s grandmother, when asked why she went to Florida in the winter: “Old and cold don’t mix.” I had no idea how...

An aura of friendliness at M.V. Museum

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There is something about museums which can be a tad foreboding. The very word “museum” makes you yawn and think of excuses to stay...

Megyn Kelly ruined Halloween for all of us

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Halloween was one of the few holidays when you could have a good time, run around the neighborhood without your parents, and eat enough...

Columbus is no one to celebrate

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The second Monday in October, Columbus Day, is coming up. Italians all over America are gearing up for parades and festivities in honor of...

Meeting a Queen and a King

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In 1959, Lenny and I ran away to Detroit to get married. My father drove us. He thought we were going to be interviewed...

Did you watch the wedding?

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I woke up just a tad before 5 am to watch the fairy tale wedding of people I don’t know, in a country my...

Martin Luther King Jr.: Don’t let his sacrifice be for naught

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Back in the 1960s when Martin Luther King Jr. was visiting the Island, my Aunt Dorothy came banging on my door. Dr. King was...

After Charlottesville

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On Martha’s Vineyard, where the care, education, and rearing of the piping plover is one of the more important, radical, and divisive events, one...

Eyes finally opened

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Update Aug. 8 Abigail McGrath is a resident of Oak Bluffs.  I saw the James Baldwin film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” a biopic, directed by...