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Sunday Smack: Wonder Woman and Images of Power

This tweet by @megsauce about the new Wonder Woman movie is destroying the Internet right now: “No wonder white men are obscenely confident all the time. I saw one woman hero movie and I’m ready to fight a thousand dudes … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: Is Steve Bannon the Frantz Fanon of White People?

“The Strange Persistence of Guilt” piece by New York Times writer David Brooks — where he equates President Donald Trump’s chief strategist and Alt-Right icon Steve Bannon with Martiniquan psychologist, writer, philosopher and radical Frantz Fanon — is the inspiration … Continue reading

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz and healthcare — won’t help Democrats find salvation

Partisan politics makes many politicians look like strung-out lovers — feeling an inexplicably dumb compulsion to support the lamebrain propositions of their political parties and appearing even dumber when publicly doubling down their support, even when confronted with facts that … Continue reading

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Clinton Global Initiative Shutdown — Post-Election Reminder for Party Cleansing

The latest news about the Clinton Global Initiative formally filing its intent with New York State to shut down and lay-off 22 employees reminds me of what I said in my last piece — the Party of No Guts will have to exorcise the … Continue reading

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Trump May Pick Hard-Core ‘Whites Only’ Banker for Treasury Secretary

  Remember Steve Mnuchin, the Goldman Sachs guy who became President-elect Donald Trump’s chief fundraising guy during this year’s campaign? He could be The Donald’s pick for Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin followed up his 17-year run as a Goldman Sachs banker … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro — a Different Kind of Bastard

With former Cuba President and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro’s passing, it’s a good moment to quote an insightful response US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt supposedly gave about a decade prior to Cuba’s revolution, after Roosevelt’s Secretary of State called then-Nicaragua … Continue reading

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Remembering David Mancuso, Loft Lord

When placed in chains, they created spirituals that gave birth to much of the music you hear today. Gave them tough, green leaves — long thought to be degenerative cabbage shoots — and the resulting simmered collard greens they made … Continue reading

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WIKILEAKS: 8 AFRICAN AMERICANS NAMED TO CLINTON’S VP LIST

Here’s another interesting Wikileaks email that surfaced: Vice Presidential choices for Hillary Clinton — including eight Black people! This past March, John podesta emailed a list of running mate options to Clinton “Organized by food group,” Podesta explained. He never … Continue reading

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WE STAND WITH KORRYN GAINES TODAY BY LOGGING OFF FACEBOOK

There are fewer of us liking and sharing Facebook posts today in recognition of how the social media giant shut off Korryn Gaines’ access to her Facebook and Instagram accounts — at the Baltimore County police department’s request — just before a SWAT … Continue reading

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MATTY’S ROCKET COMIC CREATOR TAKES ON POLITICAL PARTY CONVENTIONS 

Not sure how this didn’t hit my radar earlier but Tim Fielder, creator of Matty’s Rocket and a prominent cartoonist of Afrofuturism imagery, teamed up with his twin brother Jim to visit Cleveland and Philadelphia to ink and shoot their … Continue reading

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