Author Archives: Richard Guzman

Co-opting the Dream

On August 28, 1963, over 250,000 marched on Washington, D.C., for Jobs and Freedom, a monumental event planned by A. Phillip Randolph, with main organizer Bayard Rustin, and highlighted by Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.  … Continue reading

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The 2023 Printers Row Literary Festival

Come join us for the 38th Annual Printers Row Literary Festival in downtown Chicago this September 9th and 10th from 10 in the morning till 6 in the evening.  Click the link just above for all the details, including a … Continue reading

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What’s Easier?

The 10th and 11th chapters of the Gospel of Matthew are tough going. They’re full of violence and, for those that choose to follow Jesus, intimations of violence.  Perhaps most famously there’s Matthew 10:34-36: “Do not think that I have … Continue reading

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