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 observations of the respective Republican and Democratic conventions — as told by everyday people. The […]

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CLINTON’S AMAZING WEEK OF ‘NO’

As the presidential candidate who’s “willing to debate anytime and anywhere,” and is willing to speak with any investigator about her private email troubles, Hillary Clinton seems to be saying “No” a lot lately. Saying “No” to a Party of No Guts primary debate with opponent Bernie Sanders in California makes sense on the surface […]

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DESPERATE HILLARY

  It’s obvious that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s scrying about her impending New Hampshire primary doom had led to panic and desperation — she dispatched hubby Bill Clinton, the former President who killed a Black man to be elected, incarcerated many more Black men to get reelected, made the poverty situation of Black families even […]

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ABOUT THIS OSCARS BOYCOTT

      “A two hour Laura Ashley commercial.” That comment from Variety magazine explains why — in my world, at least — Jada Pinkett-Smith and or others who want to boycott the 2016 Oscars for its absence of color in the nominations are a bit late. But welcome anyway. I’ll get to Laura Ashley […]

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REMEMBERING MAURICE WHITE

  Many of us feel pain after hearing the news of Earth Wind and Fire co-founder Maurice White’s return to the Creator. The emotional outflow has been all over social media since last night, and for good reason. Through EW&F, Maurice help to build an African-inflected, multi-genre sound that extended across astral, diasporic, rhythmic and […]

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AN ALBUM (OR TWO) IN MY HEAD (0061)

If you’re new to this series, be warned that my musical taste is all over the map, and many of the albums you’ll see here will not be covered by mainstream media. Kendrick Lamar, an artist whose album is featured this week, represents an exception. Linda Sharrock — unfairly remembered as only the wife of avant […]

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HATE IS STRONGER THAN LATTE

I’m reminded of the time during my fourth or fifth year on this planet where my Brother and I thought we made a new friend, a white kid about my age, who soon after called both of us… … We had no reaction since we didn’t know what that word meant… … Which makes me […]

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FERGUSON, PHILLY AND SOUTH AFRICA

You’re going to see something very predictable these days—the racial bias deniers who support the Ferguson, Missouri police department and the socially decrepit leadership of Police Chief Thomas Jackson, will scream Black-on-White racism allegations in response to US Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement about the need for “wholesale change” in that police agency. The Ferguson […]

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