Get LIQ’d, y’all. It’s 2020 … At the start of 2019 — yeah, feels like a decade ago given the constant azz-whoopin’ 2020’s been handing to us — multi-instrumentalist Saoul gave us his made-for-the-party Seldom Oddity album that instantly made me think of how he can relate to writer James Baldwin’s admonition to “taste the […]Read More Album in the Crosshairs: Saoul — SuCcumb | 2020 | self-released
Off-duty Dallas, Texas police officer Amber Guyger walks into civilian Botham Shem Jean‘s apartment last Thursday night — because she thought it was her residence — and then shoots Jean to death because she thought he was an intruder. The incident is another example of how cops are treated as God. Infallible. Uncorrupted. Not capable […]Read More Dallas police officer Amber Guyger — killer of Botham Shem Jean — may still retain God status after her arrest
It’s been 50 years and three days after Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.’s assassination, and people still ask “Where are our leaders today?” Which makes me think of Americans’ funny attitudes about leaders. By 1964, a Gallup poll reported that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the fourth most admired person in America, even beating […]Read More “Where are our leaders today?” you ask.
“I feared for my safety and the well-being of my fellow officers.” “I feared for my life.” And in the shooting of Stephon “Zoe” Clark, the officers who shot the unarmed man were “fearing for their safety.” I’ve repeatedly written about how the killings of unarmed people of color by law enforcement personnel are almost […]Read More Stephon Clark — Killed for Daring to Be Human
File under #Trifling. HuffPost reports that the alt-right — in the form of a group named Down with Disney — plans to destroy Marvel Black superhero movie Black Panther’s Rotten Tomatoes critics score, possibly through the bots used by the same group to attack The Last Jedi film. While we’re only talking about a movie […]Read More Alt-right still mad that Black Panther movie isn’t all-White
Here’s a statistic from last week’s Quinnipiac poll (pdf here) about President Donald Trump’s mental stability that didn’t make the mainstream media landing pages: 70 percent of surveyed African American voters have a favorable opinion of 2016 presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders. The poll also showed a flash hypothetical read for 2020: […]Read More Trump’s mental state, Bernie Sanders and the souls of Black folks
Is this pink pussyhat on top of Harlem’s Harriet Tubman statue a symptom of the famed New York City neighborhood’s gentrification from black and brown to white? Or is it a visual turn of phrase for how this year’s Women’s March on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s tenure in office — and more […]Read More Sunday Smack: what about Harriet Tubman’s pussyhat?
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