2020 post-election meditations: it’s not the Russians or Bernie Bros. It’s White supremacy.

Dedicated to those who still think racism was born on November 8, 2016 … Note: I suppose this series will become a quadrennial thing for me. Check out my three posts about the 2016 elections. Soon after the 2016 elections, I went on record early to cast my doubt on the theory that Russian hackers […]

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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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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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A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.

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 […]

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Carry this thought with the George Floyd justice protests: income inequality is the highest in a half-century

The numbers suggest people demand change — regardless of what the stock market says. People need to connect relevant reasons to protest with their personal lives so they can hit the streets with conviction. In many cases, these reasons combine to drive even more energy into crowds. In the case of the George Floyd protests, […]

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Roger Williams scores again with his Wednesday Wind Down Zone Soul Music podcast — May 27

Another example of my weirdness: I Shazam songs I already know. My guess is that I have trust issues with the app and want to catch it in a lie. Not sure. An Aha-you-busted moment came last night when Soul Music podcaster Roger Williams played Impact’s “Something to Rock Too” during his monthly last-Wednesday show […]

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