I said this long ago: MAGA is bigger than Trump … Today’s Million MAGA March — aside from the irony in how the title borrows from the vision of an African descendant Muslim leader that appears near the top of every MAGA member’s hate list — proves a point many of us have been making […]Read More Million MAGA March: funny and not funny
‘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
We can learn plenty from history — and beat MAGA … It’s 44 minutes after 7 pm on the East Coast — a bit late for an Election Day pep talk — but there’s an American Civil War story to share that parallels present and future encounters with Trump supporters. Because you know they’re not […]Read More Think ‘US Civil War’ — some late Election Day pep talk
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?
Spoiler: not much has changed for the black community … I’m breaking yet another editorial policy of mine this year to write about a topic I mistakenly felt that everyone knew by now: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS LYING about “doing more for the Black community than any other President since Abraham Lincoln.” I’m pretty shocked […]Read More To Black folks who are voting for Trump — do so knowing that he’s FOS about helping y’all
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
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
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 […]Read More Anarchist in Chief Trump threatens to to hold funds from unequal cities he calls ‘anarchist’