Author Archives: mentalunrest

Niger Blues, Another Trump Head Fake

The Quarterback in Chief has done it again. Unanswered questions about the ambush in Niger that resulted in the deaths of four US Special Forces soldiers once again make debates about whether or not President Donald Trump suffers from congenital … Continue reading

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Name That Terror-Sponsoring Nation!

Guess the Middle East country I’m describing at the moment. The country has long-range ballistic missiles pointed at two other countries, at minimum. One of the targets is Israel. The country is a known sponsor of the most horrific acts … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Do Something About This American Rape Culture

In my Harvey Weinstein piece earlier today, I promised a separate post about America’s problem of sexual assaults against women. I’m reminded of a female friend of mine who paid me a late-night visit and appeared a bit rattled. Not … Continue reading

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On Harvey Weinstein and Why We Allow Women and the Law to Become Objects in His Orbit

An indication that you’re reading a mentalunrest piece is when the writer does something out of the ordinary like discuss sexual predator Harvey Weinstein’s relationship with the Democratic Party, find something like an unusual story connection to the Black Lives … Continue reading

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Attention Black Folks: You Are Now Moors. Prepare to be Silenced (Again)

At this point, we’re all aware of President Donald Trump’s deeper-than-subcutaneous dislike towards people of color’s demonstrations against injustice in all forms, so the FBI’s recent intelligence assessment of the threat posed by black identity extremists (BIEs), reported by Foreign … Continue reading

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The Las Vegas Route 91 Shootings Show Many Things Wrong With America Right Now

The dead and wounded bodies in Las Vegas as a result of Stephen Paddock’s shooting rampage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival show there are so many things wrong in America today. Like Paddock had the right to buy nearly … Continue reading

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So, What Happened with Pissed-Off Nepal Mountain Woman and That Terrified British Mom?

  “No Katmandu.” “No Pokhara.” “No Manang.” First World problems, meet your cousin: Third World problems. I have sooooooo many mixed thoughts about Gemma Wilson and her 15-year old son Charlie — who are now famous for being chased by … Continue reading

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Colin Kaepernick Kneels Because You Kneeled First

One Saturday morning about 47 years ago, soldiers entered a tropical hamlet in search of enemy fighters and killed more than 500 unarmed civilians, many at point-blank range. One of the execution methods also included throwing a villager down a … Continue reading

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WATCH LIVE: Cellist Aniela Marie Perry Plays 24 Hours Straight

Sheila Ellis from the band Annabel (lee) made me aware of a pretty badazz event taking place right now: Aniela Marie Perry is playing for a straight 24 hours and blending musical styles to support the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund … Continue reading

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Album in the Crosshairs: Saoul — The Juice (Independent Release)

I dig songwriter-musician Saoul Bumbu’s latest album, The Juice, for a reason similar to why I have a problem with much of modern Pop music recordings: the songs — even the ones performed by highly competent musicians — sound like … Continue reading

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