You can’t ‘heal’ White supremacy — a bloody lesson from America’s Civil War

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 […]

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This week’s Trump Insurrection has been a centuries-long project

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 […]

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2020 post-election meditations: What comes after Biden and Harris could be the worst President of all

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 […]

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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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DJ Illanoiz released the ‘Black and Indigenous Solidarity’ Mix and it’s 10 minutes of no-compromise heat

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 […]

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Current raw thoughts about Breonna Taylor, 32 bullets, and no accountable Louisville cops

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 […]

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