These so-called Coronavirus ‘stimulus’ talks — Congress proves it doesn’t want to see the big picture

Who cares about being strategic WHEN WE HAVE FOOD BANKS? 🙄 Almost exactly a month ago — while admitting that my tarot cards have failed like almost everyone else’s this year, but assuming President Trump still wants to be reelected — I maintained that another tranche of Congress-crafted coronavirus relief is certain. I still believe […]

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Tobe Nwigwe strongly urges you to “Try Jesus” — but not him

“ʼCause I throw hands.” Houston-based rapper Tobe Nwigwe’s “Try Jesus” video had less than 400,000 Instagram views when mentalunrest reader Vee Cee hipped me to it yesterday. Easy to see why views tripled since then. I think the tense pandemic, economic, and injustice moments we’re living in became the perfect partners for birthing this tune […]

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Passionate-lover-of-God Rep. Ted Yoho showed he picks ‘passion’ over his God when he called AOC a ‘F**k**g B*tch’

We know the Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL 03) story by now — he called Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY 14) a “Fucking bitch” over her thoughts about the connection between poverty and crime, subsequently offered a non-apology of an apology to Rep. AOC. And then AOC’s provided an elegant response to that non-apology. But here’s what […]

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2020 Coronavirus pandemic — a reminder that we’ve been here before

America has downplayed pandemics and rebelled against safety precautions in the past. With the current coronavirus global death toll of 634,000 and no American-citizen-driven research in their country’s experience with pandemics, some are surprised to learn that a pandemic where American government leaders downplayed a virus’ dangers, recklessly encouraged mass gatherings, falsely declared a deadly […]

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Eddie Gale, 1941-2020

A definition of ‘That legend hardly anyone talks about.’ We lost trumpeter Eddie Gale, a trusted luminous ray of the Jazz avant garde; Ghetto Music evangelist; warrior among the off-beat legion. His pedigree — which includes collaborations with John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Larry Young, Elvin Jones, and performances with Hip-Hop ensemble The Coup […]

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Turning from bad to worse: Trump wants US hospitals to send coronavirus cases and testing data directly to the White House, bypassing the CDC

Placing data in the hands of an erratic administration means more than politicizing science — it’s downright dangerous. Pardon the fucked-up language I’m using, but Team Trump’s demand for hospitals to send coronavirus data directly to the White House — while bypassing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a data collection point — […]

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Irrational rationality: why Trump wants schools open during an out-of-control pandemic

The President will get more people killed before the coronavirus crisis is over In a first-world country that slept its way into an angry pandemic that has shut the doors to more than 60 percent of summer camps, found medical and other essential workers scrambling for a persistent shortage of personal protective equipment, and is […]

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Herman Cain has the shucky-ducky coronavirus? A hard head leads to a soft behind …

“First we make our choices. Then our choices make us.” — Anne Frank Hearing that one-time GOP Presidential candidate, former Fed board possibility and Jefe de Pizza Herman Cain being hospitalized for COVID-19 didn’t surprise me much. So, my immediate thought recalled the tweet Cain sent from from the cull’rd section of Trump’s June 20 […]

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