Monthly Archives: May 2020

Columbus, Ohio police attacked US Congresswoman Joyce Beatty during George Floyd march

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was attending a Justice for George Floyd protest in Downtown Columbus, one of the many protests taking place across America, where police officers pepper-sprayed the Congresswoman and her aides. No one from the team is under … Continue reading

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To all White people who say they are not racist — you all are neither innocent, nor safe, from White supremacy

You’re living in White supremacy. What will you do about it? African American George Floyd’s slow death under the seemingly-knowing knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is a symbol of White supremacy’s death spell for both America and the … Continue reading

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Roger Williams scores again with his Wednesday Wind Down Zone Soul Music podcast — May 27

Another example of my weirdness: I Shazam songs I already know. My guess is that I have trust issues with the app and want to catch it in a lie. Not sure. An Aha-you-busted moment came last night when Soul … Continue reading

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Memorial day thought: what does American society come back from — or come back to — after coronavirus?

Here’s what “We’re in the same boat” means during a pandemic right now. Answer this: if someone has been aporophobic or racist — be it blatant, passive, willfully ignorant or plain hateful — for much of their lives, how is … Continue reading

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‘You ain’t Black’ Part 3: how Biden can fix the mess he’s made

It’s time for the Presidential hopeful to share and discuss his platform on race — and understand his place in the eyes of the Black electorate. Plus, a rare endorsement from this blog. About four years ago, but without a … Continue reading

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‘You ain’t Black’ Part 2: Biden has been enabled to have enough nerve to say that.

Presumptive Presidential candidate Joe Biden clearly had a problem with coherently discussing a vision for racial equity with Charlamagne tha God. But why? The Vice President’s remarks during yesterday’s appearance on The Breakfast Club can be entered as evidence of … Continue reading

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‘You ain’t Black’ Part 1: what will you do for Black people — er, what the hell did you just say, Vice President Biden?

Lawd. The Democratic Presidential candidate’s appearance with Charlamagne tha God yesterday has left plenty to unpack — and the “You ain’t Black” comment is the least of them. But I’ll cover that too. Here’s the first of three parts. Joe … Continue reading

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Aural Dive: “Maxine” by Saoul

Funk as a music genre is far from dead. For the moment, it’s spending time in the worthy hands of multi-instrumentalist Saoul in the form of “Maxine”, the funkiest track I’ve heard so far this year. What makes Saoul’s Funk … Continue reading

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Aural Dive: Jamal Dixon — Brick City EP 2020

Coronavirus pandemic be damned, this is Jamal Dixon’s time to fly. Somewhere and somehow between sets during his busy NYC-based Standard Hotel residency, DJ and producer Jamal Dixon released his Brick City EP earlier this year to the world — … Continue reading

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William “Roddie” Bryan, the camera-happy guy who we suspected had something to do with Ahmaud Arbery’s lynching, has been arrested for just that

The investigative loop is tightening around the group of people responsible for Arbery’s death — or the group is growing … 88 days after Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, a video of the young man’s final seconds of life, shot by William … Continue reading

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