And he won’t stop … DJ, producer and Nylon Recordings artist Jamal Dixon is having a busy year. “F**k 2020 and this pandemic” is his personal anthem, I guess. He just dropped a torrid club mix set for the Beats in Space (BIS) radio show, curated a very New York City playlist for the mad-trendy […]Read More Playlists: DJ Jamal Dixon gives 2020 the middle finger and enjoys the productive year we all hope to see
I said this long ago: MAGA is bigger than Trump … Today’s Million MAGA March — aside from the irony in how the title borrows from the vision of an African descendant Muslim leader that appears near the top of every MAGA member’s hate list — proves a point many of us have been making […]Read More Million MAGA March: funny and not funny
The jig is up … I just watched President Donald Trump on TV — his first public appearance since his reelection loss to Joe Biden — as he attends a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His somber demeanor is fitting for the moment, depending on your view of this American holiday, but the […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: Trump’s loss shows everyone who he really is
‘Heal’ is a throwaway word … During last night’s speech as President-elect, Joe Biden talked about the importance of Americans seeing each other as Americans and healing: Heal? Heal what? 70 million people voted for White supremacy, even if they did so for the tax cuts. What does “heal” mean? Who’s harmed? Was African descendant […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: ‘Heal’? From what?
Thoughtful and equitable governing is needed now. Or else … I’ve shared offline conversations for a few weeks with my friends about the effects of Trump and MAGA-ism: the President — through more than a decade of practice — has tapped into the kind of toxic energy that mainstream American politics hasn’t seen since the […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: What comes after Biden and Harris could be the worst President of all
Dedicated to those who still think racism was born on November 8, 2016 … Note: I suppose this series will become a quadrennial thing for me. Check out my three posts about the 2016 elections. Soon after the 2016 elections, I went on record early to cast my doubt on the theory that Russian hackers […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: it’s not the Russians or Bernie Bros. It’s White supremacy.
We can learn plenty from history — and beat MAGA … It’s 44 minutes after 7 pm on the East Coast — a bit late for an Election Day pep talk — but there’s an American Civil War story to share that parallels present and future encounters with Trump supporters. Because you know they’re not […]Read More Think ‘US Civil War’ — some late Election Day pep talk
African Americans have long ago made up their minds about Trump. But wassup with White people? Trump’s anemic Platinum Plan overtures aside — and I still believe the motivation behind that trick is to peel away as much Black support for Presidential candidate Joe Biden as possible, instead of uplifting the lives of marginalized people […]Read More White conscience is on Tuesday’s Presidential ballot