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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To Black folks who are voting for Trump — do so knowing that he’s FOS about helping y’all

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 […]

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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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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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