Category Archives: Politics

“Where are our leaders today?” you ask.

It’s been 50 years and three days after Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.’s assassination, and people still ask “Where are our leaders today?” Which makes me think of Americans’ funny attitudes about leaders. By 1964, a Gallup poll reported that … Continue reading

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Trump, Russia and MLK’s Assassination — I don’t see it

I perfectly understand that we’ll see more online Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. references as we move closer to the 50th anniversary of his assassination, but folks should stop recklessly making parallels where none should exist. Consortium News and writer … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars and cultural appropriation, part 2: the bake

The fried-rice-and-chicken-wing-theory of Blackness gets too much shine at times. We’ll dig deeper into that point later. I want to continue my thoughts from earlier today about Bruno Mars and cultural appropriation by asking a silly question: what is Blackness? … Continue reading

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That day the NRA pulled the (Black) race card — and everyone lost it

  Okay — it’s time to deal with the National Rifle Association’s Dana Loesch and her days-ago quote that still has people arguing.     Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it.   She then creatively … Continue reading

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NAACP’s “Feared but forgotten” Robert F. Williams  — a Negro with a gun

I want to rap about the latest National Rifle Association’s disingenuous stroke of rhetorical jiu-jitsu brilliance, as exhibited by their spokesperson Dana Loesch, but I think it’s a good idea to share a prerequisite piece about the late Monroe, North … Continue reading

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A Proclamation for Nikolas Cruz Day and His Terroristic White Privilege

Whereas “He’s going to explode” Could never be uttered by concerned callers to the FBI about my underprivileged Black azz without a small brigade of suits, flanked by HRT, rolling up to my front door Whereas I, with privileges unchanged, … Continue reading

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Trump’s mental state, Bernie Sanders and the souls of Black folks

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 … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions’ weed hustle

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 … Continue reading

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While Mueller has the keys, he can make a drive-by investigation of Team Trump and that Malaysian fund scandal

In addition to playing the role of World War III’s firestarter in his idiotically dangerous take on creating peace in the Middle East, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been on my radar for an additional reason: his name … Continue reading

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Searching for Russia conspiracies everywhere — including Malta

Here’s yet another hastily-written anti-Russia piece, presumably from THE RESISTANCE, for the sake of stoking neocon wet dreams of a new Russia boogeyman. Ultimately, there’s plenty of money to be made in fear … Political Dig recently published a story … Continue reading

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