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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"@JW;  "The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable…"
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Ron Powell commented on Foolish Monkey's blog post well....there's always lightning
"AGREED!"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"u win   i made it all up    (jeesus, ron)"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"@JW;  However, your lead sentence  in the first comment is substantially off the mark:"Public education in the US has its origins in the purposes and curricula of the dozens of Houses of Refuge (reform schools)"...Without a…"
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"Compare that to the South where there was only home schooling for the Cavalier Scum Elite and all they were taught was the same Royalist Charleston fucking bullshit that had migrated first from the London, then to Barbados, then SC and Virginia, and…"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"Ron    they lobbed boys into these institutions from around 11 or 12, especially if Irish and if tall, from age 10. High School was not a term in the 1820s-50s. I used the term to denote the rough ages of the boys, and recall:  over…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"@JW;  "...These places did become the models for the earliest public schools...""In many cases the curricula of these reform schools was duplicated nearly wholesale in the first urban public high school..."It seems that the…"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"Ron   my grad work was on the Philadelphia House of Refuge which, naturally, required me to learn abt in detail, via original source materials from various historical societies, the many such 'schools', in Cincinatti, Boston, New…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"@JW; What are your sources? The First Boston Latin School House . The first American schools in the thirteen original colonies opened in the 17th century. Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and is both the first public school and oldest…"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"Public education in the US has its origins in the purposes and curricula of the dozens of Houses of Refuge (reform schools) in every major city in the eastern half of the country, beginning in the 1820s. Their uniform purpose was to corral…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"Ron, I ddn't miss the SAT flap. You couldn't. ABG, the reason driving is a privilege is because screwing it up kills people. That's why it's licensed. "
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
""i don't get to speak of my multi-racial genetic makeup or for heaven's sake ... should i ever beat my chest in proclamation of the pride my heritage gives to me." Well, ABG, as near as I can tell the vast majority of readers…"
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Ron Powell commented on ABG 2.0's blog post this shit we made we so deserve
""what happened to posts on art on poetry on short storyon humor on tragedy on the joys of life on flowers and all things KOOL?" It's all still there... Stop clicking on "current events and politics" looking for material that…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"@TC; Thanks,for the input. "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
"@ABG; "WOW! what if ... what if i was say, a minority?" During and throughout my career I've said precisely the same thing to black and brown peers and colleagues and students as well... If your words have no value or merit in the…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Ron Powell's blog post MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.
""As you have done to the least of these, so have you done unto me." Those words ring down through the generations, and I can only add that as you have not done for the least of these, so you have not done for me."
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Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Currently, he teaches Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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MLK Day: A day to contemplate citizenship and service.

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 8:30am 44 Comments

Born: January 15, 1929

Died: April 4, 1968



"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" ----MLK, JR



Historically, the purpose and goal of free public education in America has been literacy.



The creation of a capable,…

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Question for a Saturday

Posted on January 13, 2018 at 2:30am 16 Comments

Apparently unable to contain himself, Trump's open use of a deletable expletive to disparagingly describe the  homelands, or the geographical heritage, of virtually every black and brown person on the planet, is but a half a step away from the most vile epithet in the English language.

So, here's the question:

Is Trump’s open use of the "N" word very far behind?

Guest Post, Vox.com: Two Republican senators have come down with a case of “shithole”-related amnesia

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 3:30pm 13 Comments



Tom Cotton and David Perdue were in the room yesterday. They claim not to “recall” Trump’s comments.



By Andrew Prokopandrew@vox.com  Jan 12, 2018, 2:25pm EST



Two Republican senators who attended yesterday’s meeting in which President Trump reportedly disparaged…

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Question(s) for a Friday

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 4:00am 60 Comments

The question is worthy of the leader of the KKK, The Neo-Nazis, or any other white supremacist  organization:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"  ---Donald J Trump

This is why we must continue to argue and parse what racism is and who racists are....

Condemnation of this question is not enough. This must be squarely confronted for exactly and precisely what it is.

So here's the question:

Why haven't we heard from the…

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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