Dovey Johnson Roundtree

The Brilliant Black Woman Who Defended the Accused Killer of JFK’s Mistress, Part 2

Reading Time: 48 minutes Dovey Roundtree was facing tough pressure defending her client, who was accused of murdering the mistress of JFK. Everyone wanted a guilty plea, but Roundtree had done her homework, and once the trial began she started exposing holes in the prosecution’s “case-closed” narrative.

immigrants, cages

Child Separation Crisis Background: Who Caused the Misery South of the Border?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Anyone who thinks people just brave the border hazards for the heck of it pays no attention to historical causation — in particular the role the US has played over the decades propping up right-wing dictators throughout South and Central America.