The numbers suggest people demand change — regardless of what the stock market says. People need to connect relevant reasons to protest with their personal lives so they can hit the streets with conviction. In many cases, these reasons combine to drive even more energy into crowds. In the case of the George Floyd protests, […]Read More Carry this thought with the George Floyd justice protests: income inequality is the highest in a half-century
Whether or not this is news to you, welcome to the new (old) country. BTW — his concern for George Floyd’s death, police brutality, and racial equity seems so … distant … Just before 7 pm tonight — and after we’ve experienced President Donald Trump’s three-and-a-half year siren song of “Make America Great Again” — […]Read More Trump said tonight that Americans live in a White junta-led theocracy — he must be really desperate
It’s time for the Presidential hopeful to share and discuss his platform on race — and understand his place in the eyes of the Black electorate. Plus, a rare endorsement from this blog. About four years ago, but without a public endorsement, I categorized the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Presidential race as a question […]Read More ‘You ain’t Black’ Part 3: how Biden can fix the mess he’s made
Presumptive Presidential candidate Joe Biden clearly had a problem with coherently discussing a vision for racial equity with Charlamagne tha God. But why? The Vice President’s remarks during yesterday’s appearance on The Breakfast Club can be entered as evidence of a problem he has with holding a serious discussion about race in America. I’ll go […]Read More ‘You ain’t Black’ Part 2: Biden has been enabled to have enough nerve to say that.
Lawd. The Democratic Presidential candidate’s appearance with Charlamagne tha God yesterday has left plenty to unpack — and the “You ain’t Black” comment is the least of them. But I’ll cover that too. Here’s the first of three parts. Joe Biden’s words — spoken and not — speak volumes about the lens he places on […]Read More ‘You ain’t Black’ Part 1: what will you do for Black people — er, what the hell did you just say, Vice President Biden?
The investigative loop is tightening around the group of people responsible for Arbery’s death — or the group is growing … 88 days after Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, a video of the young man’s final seconds of life, shot by William Bryan, shows up and filled many of our brains with the same question: Why isn’t […]Read More William “Roddie” Bryan, the camera-happy guy who we suspected had something to do with Ahmaud Arbery’s lynching, has been arrested for just that
As the car carrying then-alive teenager Jordan Edwards departed a house party where everyone in the vehicle collectively felt was no longer safe to remain, Balch Springs, Texas police officer Roy Oliver’s calculations went from zero to I-need-to-kill-somebody within sub-seconds. Or perhaps Oliver was able to arrive at his deadly conclusion so quickly because he […]Read More The Decision to Murder Jordan Edwards