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 […]Read More Passionate-lover-of-God Rep. Ted Yoho showed he picks ‘passion’ over his God when he called AOC a ‘F**k**g B*tch’
White Supremacy in religion has a long history — but let White church folks keep their White Jesus portraits. Now, how you gonna get a European White Jesus in Palestine? You can’t get that! But with White theologians, you can get almost anything out of Jesus. Dr. James Cone, in conversation at Trinity Church in […]Read More Shaun King — tear down White Jesus? Whachu saying?
Why do we continue to spend money on prisons that cannot produce better results? There’s so much to unpack, given the Atlanta cop arrests for the murder of Rayshard Brooks, additional book-selling drama by war pig John Bolton, so-called police reform, coronavirus shiggity by President Trump and friends … And I’ll cover them all between […]Read More Running for his life — Rayshard Brooks and the dead prison system that couldn’t save him
“Nobody.” — Black people Most African descendants I know try to avoid confrontations with White people that could possibly escalate to the police being called, or at least move forward with the drama, knowing their conception of innocence could be declared immaterial on the scene. It’s not that we don’t trust cops, we just don’t […]Read More What Black person in America is surprised that a Black Pastor was arrested after calling 911 to tell police he was assaulted by a White mob?
When we talk about the quality of healthcare in Black communities, think Huffman. Or don’t. I’m sure y’all already know about Buckeye State lawmaker Steve Huffman’s — um — musings about why African Americans have higher COVID-19 infection rates: Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands […]Read More Quick comment and advice on Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman wondering if African Americans or ‘colored’ people are hit harder by coronavirus because they ‘do not wash their hands as well’
It’s impossible for you to fight for your own freedom without fighting to free your entire community. I normally would never discuss my sexual preference on this channel since the truth I try to share on a regular basis is almost always removed from the question of whether I love men or women. But stating […]Read More We can’t be selective about which Black lives should matter
White robes and hoods are no longer required to reign supreme. Big thanks to reader “Ess” for passing along this video of a talk given by White Rage author Dr. Carol Anderson at Emory University. Feel free to pass along to friends who wish to deepen their understanding of systemic racial injustice in America. White […]Read More White Rage lecture by author Carol Anderson
Premature mortality, mental trauma, depression, anxiety … Warning: embedded videos contain graphic violence. What if your innocent and non-threatening family member or neighbor was attacked by a police dog — like then-52-year old Desiree Collins was when she was taking out her household trash nearly three years ago? How do you think Collins should feel […]Read More A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.
Eff them. They didn’t completely leave the force, but they should. I’ll riff off an old Funkadelic song: America eats its old. Peak oppression displays one of its most dangerous inhumane tendencies to the world when institutions begin to publicly abuse children and elders who appear to question authority. The violently-repressive nationwide response by police […]Read More Buffalo Police Department’s 57-member tactical team resigned after the city suspended two officers for shoving 75-year old Martin Gugino to the ground, making him bleed. Good.
We have to think about — what does it look like to have a future without police? Phillipe Cunningham; Minneapolis, Minnesota Council Member I get that former President Barack Obama had the marquee name in yesterday’s virtual “Reimagining policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence” town hall — it’s been almost eight years since […]Read More Obama’s policing town hall remarks [yawn] and why #defundthepolice is not a bad word and an arguably good idea