Al Brilliant

“Sorry Empire”

I want to thank Dr. Michael Joseph Roberto for the honor of being the first guest on his new blog column that is devoted to the betterment of our community, our city and our nation. And since the U. S. seems to be the dominant nation affecting all others decisively, perhaps Michael’s efforts can change the world? Yet I have noticed a reluctance, right at the beginning, for so many people, to accept Michael’s words and insights from years of teaching, writing, and activism in this city. He was a solid historian who taught for two decades at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Distinguished academicians and public intellectuals are usually given a lot of respect and forbearance. I recognize that Michael’s “home truths” […]

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