Monthly Archives: May 2015

THE FERGUSON EFFECT AND DEADLY VERTICAL THINKING

Vertical thinking— disguised this time as the pseudo-theoretical Ferguson Effect—is once again blurring the Post-Racial American debate as proponents of ham-fisted shock troops policing through communities of color attempt to send followers of the Black Lives Matter movement scurrying back … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S PUZZLING FIFA BEEF

While most Americans don’t seem to care about the brewing FIFA corruption scandal, I’m equally amused and annoyed about how the US Justice Department can find the time and energy to file criminal charges against an international soccer organization, but … Continue reading

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ISLAMIC STATE AND THE PUNK THEORY

The latest US antics in the face of Islamic State’s (ISIL) growing caliphate could have been a Monty Python sketch. First, we were supposed to be dazzled when the US held a look at how awesome our military is press … Continue reading

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PERCEPTIONS WIN AGAIN (THE OFFICER BRELO CHAPTER)

Since a Cleveland jury believed police officer Michael Brelo’s story today that justifiable fear drove him to stand on the hood of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams’ car and shoot 15 of the 137 bullets officers fired at the unarmed … Continue reading

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CONGRESS VOTES FOR MORE FREEDOM! WHATEVER THAT MEANS

The Freedom lovers in the US House of Representatives recently voting against the Freedom-loving National Security Agency’s wholesale data collection of domestic phone calls—where both of whom justify their actions by professing their desires for American citizens to enjoy Freedom … Continue reading

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BB KING – AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY

I’ve heard many of you respond to BB King’s recent earthly departure with “He lived for 89 years. It was time for God to take him.” I know, but I’m still going miss him. Introducing BB King to my life … Continue reading

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PRINCE – BALTIMORE

“It’s time to hear the guitar play.” As promised by Prince, also known in my world as His Royal Badazz-ness, he released his city-titled tribute to the people of Baltimore as well as the people of African descent who have … Continue reading

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CARLY FIORINA IS THE KURT RAMBIS OF 2016

I initially found it difficult to process how Carly Fiorina can announce that she’s running for President of the United States, flaunt her business wisdom as a reason for why members of the Party of No Brains should feel compelled … Continue reading

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ALBUM IN THE CROSSHAIRS: ANNABEL (LEE) – BY THE SEA… AND OTHER SOLITARY PLACES (NINJA TUNE / IF MUSIC)

ANNABEL (LEE) BY THE SEA… AND OTHER SOLITARY PLACES NINJA TUNE / IF MUSIC 2015 Beautifully lush at times, brilliantly spartan at others, but stylistically layered and engaging from start to finish, the new album By the Sea… and Other … Continue reading

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