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Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington is a poet and critic living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Is it wrong of me to connect Roof’s hate crime to the kind of rhetoric we’ve heard from our President-elect? more

Dec 14, 2016 4:28 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Early in his life, before becoming committed to nonviolence, King himself owned a weapon. more

Jan 18, 2016 3:16 PM Op-Eds

Photo by eyeliam Last week, I returned to Charleston, S.C., where President Obama gave his beautiful eulogy for slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney. To me, the tragedy wasn’t just another news story. I was raised in nearby Savannah and lived in... more

Jun 30, 2015 5:15 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

“Selma” provides an opportunity to look back. But this Martin Luther King Jr. Day in particular, we also have to look at current injustice. more

Jan 20, 2015 4:20 PM Op-Eds

The Oscars did the right thing by bestowing the honor of best picture to "12 Years a Slave." The movie earned it. more

Mar 5, 2014 1:21 PM Dispatches

Pope Francis has done us all a favor, whether we're Catholic or not. In this Christmas season, he has shown the way to a more humane society. more

Dec 17, 2013 4:19 PM Dispatches

More than 3 million students suffer from bullying each year. And a whopping 160,000 students a day miss school because of the fear of bullying, according to the American School Health Association. more

Nov 13, 2013 5:36 PM Dispatches

"The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, is a walk through America's late 20th century civil rights history and the feelings of invisibility and indignation that have shaped how black Americans see their lives.The story is narrat... more

Aug 30, 2013 1:21 PM Op-Eds

On the issue of same sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court should follow the lead of the NAACP.No organization better understands the heinous burden of discriminatory legislation than the NAACP. It labored for decades to tear down obstacles to civ... more

Apr 12, 2013 1:22 PM Op-Eds

Baldwin expressed no doubt there someday would be a black American president, but that wasn't what worried him. He said, "What I am really curious about is just what kind of country he will be president of." more

Dec 23, 2012 8:09 PM Magazine

The Republican primaries may eventually crown a winner. But none of the candidates will have earned the mantle of a leader. more

Mar 12, 2012 12:10 PM Dispatches

Yes, today, we have a president who is a black American, and de jure segregation is a thing of the past. But we don’t yet have a shared history of who we are as a nation. more

Feb 1, 2012 2:51 PM Op-Eds

With their actions on behalf of the foreclosed upon, the Occupy Wall Street movement is proving, once and for all, how different it is from the Tea Party movement. more

Dec 16, 2011 2:06 PM Op-Eds

News reporting has to be a public service. Just as no public deserves a state-controlled media in the hands of a totalitarian government, no public deserves media outlets that are the clandestine tools of a king-making billionaire. more

Aug 3, 2011 1:12 PM Op-Eds

The tea party crowd, Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and, most recently, Donald Trump have leveled some of the most ridiculous allegations against him. more

May 4, 2011 12:31 PM Op-Eds

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