Anarchist in Chief Trump threatens to to hold funds from unequal cities he calls ‘anarchist’

A leader who shows up to a problem with a blowtorch instead of water … I live in a New York City neighborhood that’s quiet to the point where I can hear different species of birds — not unless they’re drowned out by the occasional foghorn. Far from being the anarchist jurisdiction that President Donald […]

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Sure, Louisville will settle with Breonna Taylor’s family for $12 million — and bury that ugly gentrification story

Using police to Bogart Black folks out of homes for condo projects? Let that play in a courtroom … There was a moment in early July when I knew there wasn’t going to be a Breonna Taylor civil lawsuit against the City of Louisville over her death by police bullets. “Hellll-nah. Ain’t gonna happen,” is […]

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Columbus, Ohio police attacked US Congresswoman Joyce Beatty during George Floyd march

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was attending a Justice for George Floyd protest in Downtown Columbus, one of the many protests taking place across America, where police officers pepper-sprayed the Congresswoman and her colleagues. No one from Representative Beatty’s group was arrest. By the way, brilliant camerawork by Columbus Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson. Tweet of the […]

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Atlanta, inequality, Keisha Lance Bottoms and this strange fascination with an airport

Atlanta’s mayoral race is one of those stories I should have rapped about a long time ago. Just never got around to it. I couldn’t predict Keisha Lance Bottoms’ victory but I also didn’t think Vincent Fort — my choice — would be the next mayor. Most of the candidates appeared neither confident nor specific […]

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BILL LEE AND THE NEW BROOKLYN

There’s no doubt Brooklyn, or more specifically Fort Greene, is changing. For example, there was a church off DeKalb Avenue that used to hold services with its doors open so you can hear swinging Gospel tunes – and God’s word, of course. No one ever complained about the sounds until years later where the church […]

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