Reading Frantz Fanon or writers like him can make you easily relate to a dictum that seems to describe unequal societies: when you’re on the losing side, a “W” is an welcomed “W” — until you realize it’s not. I see this dictum in the angering story of Buena Regional High wrestler Andrew Johnson, a […]Read More Empty victory: young Black wrestler’s sacrifice
I’m currently reflecting on the loss of Dick Gregory, who was 84. While much of the media will spend the day filling your ears with love-in stories about how much of a good comedian he was — a point I can definitely nod my head to — you likely won’t hear much about the context […]Read More Rest in Love, Dick Gregory
Wrongful Death Since today marks the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination, I want to bring up a highly intriguing detail from court transcripts of the King family’s 1999 wrongful death lawsuit against the federal government, City of Memphis, and State of Tennessee. The next sentence will likely blow the minds of the […]Read More ANOTHER MIND-MELTING DETAIL ABOUT THE MLK ASSASSINATION
Here I go again, offering a dissenting opinion about US Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to leave the Obama Administration. I think many of the mainstream news sources glossed over some important details about Holder’s tour of duty at the Department of Justice; Fox News analysts have their brains stuck too far up their partisan portholes to […]Read More AG HOLDER – WHO’S THE COWARD NOW?
Here’s another reason why many Americans refuse to have a conversation about race—like reconciling a dysfunctional relationship, one or both sides get to discover more about the trifling stuff each other did! Shee, and who wants that?! Except there’s a big difference—what black folks wanted during the civil rights movement was far […]Read More THE PAST IS WORSE THAN YOU THINK: SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI