We must simultaneously go deep within ourselves to reconnect with our source, and spread ourselves wide, throughout our communities. We must move toward conscious evolution.
What do Gov. Scott Walker and Walmart have in common? They talk pay raises in public while cheating their workers of pay. Perhaps "always low wages" should be the slogan for the candidate who recently called the minimum wage a "lame" idea.
Robin D. G. Kelley, who teaches at UCLA, is the author of the remarkable biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009) and most recently Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012).