September 28, 2016
Clinton Is The Clear Choice On Race And Criminal Justice Reform Little Zianna Oliphant, speaking through her tears at a city council meeting in Charlotte, said more about what’s really happening with policing in black communities than Donald Trump did … Continue reading
September 22, 2016
Trump Promises Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk Policing Leave it to Donald Trump to stand in black church, before a somehow still overwhelmingly white audience, and promise to implement New York City’s racist, unconstitutional “Stop-and-Frisk” policing nationwide.
September 7, 2016
How Conservative Failure on Race Led to Voter ID Laws Voter ID laws like North Carolina’s “monster law” have very little to do with “voter fraud,” and everything to do with conservative failure.
September 1, 2016
High on decibels, low on policy details and devoid of anything new, Donald Trump’s latest immigration speech was still a lurid reminder of why he must not become president.
August 31, 2016
Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing Racial Trauma The racial healing the country needs can’t begin until we address the residue of racial trauma that has haunted African-American communities for generations.
August 26, 2016
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: The GOP Won’t Defend Trump, Or Denounce Him
This week, in a scathing take-down of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton linked him to white supremacists and white nationalists in the alt-right movement, and laid bare his own history of racial discrimination. Republicans responded with deafening silence.
August 23, 2016
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Donald Trump Isn’t Really Reaching Out To African Americans Contrary to recent headlines, Donald Trump isn’t reaching out to African-Americans. He isn’t even talking to us. He’s talking past us, and saying exactly what his alt-right base wants to hear … Continue reading
August 4, 2016
Comments Off on Donald Trump and The Rage of an Unprivileged Class, Pt. 2
Donald Trump and The Rage of an Unprivileged Class, Pt. 2 Donald Trump has not sown the seeds of anger and hatred so much as he has reaped their fruits in a bumper crop. Their roots go very deep, and … Continue reading
August 3, 2016
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Donald Trump And The Rage of an Unprivileged Class, Pt. 1 Like a slug in the nation’s political “garden,” Donald Trump leaves destruction in his wake, and a trail of slime that we will have to contend with long after … Continue reading
July 27, 2016
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Mothers of the Movement: Out of Grief, Unity and Hope The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one … Continue reading
July 26, 2016
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Mothers of the Movement Address the Democratic Convention Tonight, the Mothers of the Movement will leave no doubts about to which party black lives truly matter.
July 14, 2016
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Three Years After Justice Failed Trayvon Martin In the three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Live Matter movement was born, so many more have been lost even as so much … Continue reading
July 12, 2016
Comments Off on Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas Through A Father’s Eyes
Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas Through A Father’s Eyes The horrors we witnessed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas are rooted in racism that has haunted our families for generations, and is perhaps at its deadliest when embodied in law … Continue reading
July 8, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Selective Outrage Three shootings made national news this week. Most Americans were outraged by all three. However, conservatives were outraged by one, and silent about the other two.
July 7, 2016
Comments Off on When Black Lives Don’t Matter: Police Kill 136 Blacks This year … So Far
It happened again this week, as it’s happened more than 100 times so far this year. Police in Louisiana and Minnesota shot and killed two more black men.
June 16, 2016
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Hate Mongering Trump Is Doing Exactly What The Terrorists Want Nearly one year after the Charleston massacre, we are reminded again that hatred is deadly. Now we must affirm that no one who spreads “returns hate for hate” is qualified … Continue reading
May 4, 2016
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Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. The president was invited to Flint not by Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder, but by eight-year-old Mari … Continue reading
April 25, 2016
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In his poem, “For My Own Protection,” the late black, gay poet Essex Hemphill wrote: I want to start an organization to save my life. If whales, snails, dogs, cats Chrysler and Nixon can be saved, the lives of Black … Continue reading
March 3, 2016
It’s Too Late for The GOP to Stop Trump, But Not For Progressives It’s too late for the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, it’s up to progressives to stop Trump. Fortunately, Van Jones showed us where … Continue reading
February 24, 2016
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Black Votes Matter, Because Black Lives Matter In the 2016 presidential primary, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders can’t afford to take African-American votes for granted. With the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary behind them, both Clinton … Continue reading