Posts tagged "Civil Rights"

American Horror Story: An Early Assessment of the Martese Johnson situation

Thumbnail image for 'American Horror Story: An Early Assessment of the Martese Johnson situation'
No matter who you are or where you’re from, no parent wants to get an early morning phone call about their kid being in trouble with the law. Late Wednesday afternoon, social media exploded after photos went viral of yet another African-American male being involved in a situation with law enforcement. According to multiple news... Read more »

An uncomfortable conversation about Ferguson,MO

BLOGGER’S NOTE: Unlike most, I waited as long as I possibly could to write something on Ferguson. After all, I was willing to admit that I couldn’t write a blog/column about what happened without getting a grasp on things. I spoke with police officers, victims of police brutality along with people who grew up in... Read more »

Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 4: George Zimmerman's artistic outlet

THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the fourth in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here are the first three called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings,and “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 3: Game of Thrones.” Photoshop or the manipulation of pictures, is... Read more »
Advertisement:

Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings

THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the second in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here’s the first one called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1.” The relationship between the African American community and law enforcement is contentious to say the least. Especially when an African-American male is killed... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell
George Orwell H.L Mencken The name of this blog comes from being fearless and telling it like it is.From a young age, my parents taught me to question the world around me. As a kid, I did not believe in Santa Claus. The story, in my mind, had holes in it. That’s where it all... Read more »

Affluenza doesn't work for us normal folk

                                                                         (Courtesy of the Associated Press) Affluent or ‘connected’ people getting their way and influencing court cases is an old story. Our former mayor may have done something similar regarding the David Koschman case in which his nephew is involved in. Having said that, why does this case involving a 16 year-old kid from an... Read more »
Advertisement:

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party
The people in the neighborhoods of Englewood, South Shore, Chatham, and Auburn Gresham among others in the city, have been begging for help for decades. Long before White liberals decided that something is wrong with the city. These people continue to be ignored because of race and lack of political clout. Things started to turn... Read more »

These Assholes Always Get Away:Who's To Blame For The Zimmerman Verdict

These Assholes Always Get Away:Who's To Blame For The Zimmerman Verdict
“These assholes always get away” is what neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman told the police dispatcher right before  he got out of his car to follow Trayvon Martin. Last night, another one got away. I won’t bore you with the details. They have been well documented. As someone who is a journalism student and a... Read more »

Hypocrites Run Amuck In The African American Clergy Coalition

You might have noticed a lot of stupid people said a lot of stupid things last week. Racism,homophobia,sexism,cognative dissonance,etc. It was all there for you. Today, I’m going after the sacred cow in the black community: The church. The church is a big part of African-American history. During segregation, the church operated as the only... Read more »
Advertisement:

The City That Works...For The Least Among Us

The City That Works...For The Least Among Us
The pussification of western civilization continues. You might remember last summer when a Chicago Police officer was involved in a scuffle with a pregnant woman in a Walgreen’s parking lot. The incident involved the women getting tasered by the officer. You also might remember that I wrote a blog about it.  Last Saturday, it was... Read more »