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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What Black person in America is surprised that a Black Pastor was arrested after calling 911 to tell police he was assaulted by a White mob?

“Nobody.” — Black people Most African descendants I know try to avoid confrontations with White people that could possibly escalate to the police being called, or at least move forward with the drama, knowing their conception of innocence could be declared immaterial on the scene. It’s not that we don’t trust cops, we just don’t […]

Read More What Black person in America is surprised that a Black Pastor was arrested after calling 911 to tell police he was assaulted by a White mob?

Quick comment and advice on Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman wondering if African Americans or ‘colored’ people are hit harder by coronavirus because they ‘do not wash their hands as well’

When we talk about the quality of healthcare in Black communities, think Huffman. Or don’t. I’m sure y’all already know about Buckeye State lawmaker Steve Huffman’s — um — musings about why African Americans have higher COVID-19 infection rates: Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands […]

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A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.

Premature mortality, mental trauma, depression, anxiety … Warning: embedded videos contain graphic violence. What if your innocent and non-threatening family member or neighbor was attacked by a police dog  — like then-52-year old Desiree Collins was when she was taking out her household trash nearly three years ago? How do you think Collins should feel […]

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Buffalo Police Department’s 57-member tactical team resigned after the city suspended two officers for shoving 75-year old Martin Gugino to the ground, making him bleed. Good.

Eff them. They didn’t completely leave the force, but they should. I’ll riff off an old Funkadelic song: America eats its old. Peak oppression displays one of its most dangerous inhumane tendencies to the world when institutions begin to publicly abuse children and elders who appear to question authority. The violently-repressive nationwide response by police […]

Read More Buffalo Police Department’s 57-member tactical team resigned after the city suspended two officers for shoving 75-year old Martin Gugino to the ground, making him bleed. Good.

Police beating resulted in 9 staples to activist Jason Rosenberg’s head Tuesday night

Warning: please skip this post if you are easily triggered by video or other media that describes police violence. Cops hate the phrase “Fuck the police”. In my experience, no one is raised to say “Fuck the police.” People are conditioned over time to say it. The people who say “Fuck the police” speak from […]

Read More Police beating resulted in 9 staples to activist Jason Rosenberg’s head Tuesday night