Category Archives: Society

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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Sunday Smack: What About This Race Conversation?

This Sunday Smack deals with a question I’ve indirectly brought up in previous posts: the conversation about race. Is a conversation necessary? Whose minds would you like to change as a result of a conversation? After what we’ve seen in … Continue reading

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Trump Makes a Valid Point About ‘Changing Culture’

My main point about yesterday’s memorable press conference with President Donald Trump has less to do with his full turn of opinion when he reestablished air cover for his Alt-Right peeps by reincarnating his “Many sides” theory as an explanation … Continue reading

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Whose Streets? Film and the New Black Leadership

Although I plan to see the Ferguson, Missouri uprising documentary Whose Streets? in a theater this week, I’ve declined to write about the film up to this point because mentalunrest’s editorial policy typically forbids me from writing about media I’ve … Continue reading

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