Republicans talk about “healing” more than “justice” today. Sounds familiar … Remember when President Abraham Lincoln wanted the country to “heal” after the Civil War ended in 1865? You know, back when the current Republicans’ ancestors were Democrats who owned slaves, were whole White supremacists, became separatists by creating their own country in America called […]Read More You can’t ‘heal’ White supremacy — a bloody lesson from America’s Civil War
American history tends to focus on the moment and perhaps four years prior — a dishonest practice. I’m going to help you ride-or-die political partisans focus your thoughts by prefacing this piece with my popular refrain for any mention I make about President Donald Trump: I believe he lacks the intellectual curiosity, skillset, and emotional […]Read More This week’s Trump Insurrection has been a centuries-long project
‘Heal’ is a throwaway word … During last night’s speech as President-elect, Joe Biden talked about the importance of Americans seeing each other as Americans and healing: Heal? Heal what? 70 million people voted for White supremacy, even if they did so for the tax cuts. What does “heal” mean? Who’s harmed? Was African descendant […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: ‘Heal’? From what?
Thoughtful and equitable governing is needed now. Or else … I’ve shared offline conversations for a few weeks with my friends about the effects of Trump and MAGA-ism: the President — through more than a decade of practice — has tapped into the kind of toxic energy that mainstream American politics hasn’t seen since the […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: What comes after Biden and Harris could be the worst President of all
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 […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: it’s not the Russians or Bernie Bros. It’s White supremacy.
He’s been trying to tell y’all for years what he’s all about … You know what they say: When you great, It’s not murder it’s assassinate So assassinate me, bitch ‘Cause I’m doing the same shit Martin Luther King did Checking in the same hotel, in the same suite, bitch Same balcony like, “Assassinate me, […]Read More Seriously, who is surprised that Lil Wayne is down with Donald Trump?
Hip-Hop remains committed to this work … Captured at Thursday night’s live-streamed Bronx Music Heritage Center event, Chicago-bred DJ Illanoiz hit fans with 10 minutes of A Tribe Called Red, Sa-Roc, Supaman, Yasiin Bey, Black Thought, and a vintage underrated Queen Latifah(!) joint. The set sends a fist-raised nod to the ancestors — indigenous to […]Read More DJ Illanoiz released the ‘Black and Indigenous Solidarity’ Mix and it’s 10 minutes of no-compromise heat
MAGA Nation seems to never have a problem with unity … The bearded man in the image above calls himself “Mike Gee” from Brooklyn, New York. His red New York for Trump baseball cap lets you know what he’s about. This photo was taken last night as he watched the streamed presidential debate from a […]Read More Difference between Red MAGA and the fractured Rainbow Left
what each person should (or must) do … I’ll revisit the debate issues in a later post but wanted to get a few notes on record before tonight’s debate starts. Both candidates have liabilities, which is amazing when considering that one of them is guilty of management malpractice that resulted in over 200,000 dead Americans […]Read More Quick pre-debate notes about Trump and Biden tonight
I neither see nor feel defeat right now … They can crush the heart — sometimes. But never the spirit. The past four years were planned to make the experience feel like eight. While hatching plans to make eight real. Still, they can’t crush the spirit. And I’m not down for 16 more years. Neither […]Read More Current raw thoughts about Breonna Taylor, 32 bullets, and no accountable Louisville cops