Here’s a statistic from last week’s Quinnipiac poll (pdf here) about President Donald Trump’s mental stability that didn’t make the mainstream media landing pages: 70 percent of surveyed African American voters have a favorable opinion of 2016 presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders. The poll also showed a flash hypothetical read for 2020: […]Read More Trump’s mental state, Bernie Sanders and the souls of Black folks
Is this pink pussyhat on top of Harlem’s Harriet Tubman statue a symptom of the famed New York City neighborhood’s gentrification from black and brown to white? Or is it a visual turn of phrase for how this year’s Women’s March on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s tenure in office — and more […]Read More Sunday Smack: what about Harriet Tubman’s pussyhat?
Even my non-weed-smoking perspective was left foggy by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole memo, enabling states to restore a high priority to law enforcement actions against marijuana sales and use. And then it only took a few seconds to dehaze his strategy. I spent way more time gathering artifacts to […]Read More Jeff Sessions’ weed hustle
I listened to Harriet Tubman’s latest album again — it’s crazy Deep Space Blackout, where the all-so-dope trio sees our Colson Whitehead and raises it with an ion thruster. Spaceways, Inc. is smiling all the way from Saturn. I’ve also been getting my sway on with a dancefloor-friendly release of vintage Metal, blended into Afrobeat. […]Read More An album (or two) in my head 0066