Category: Politics

Taking Back Armistice Day

Armistice Day, 11/11/1918 at 11 am, began a commitment to peace by the brave men who fought during World War One. The men who fought and its citizens did not want to bury the pain and suffering of war. Instead, they wanted to use tragic memories to remind them why war should be avoided and... Read more »

They'll Both Eat You

“The white conservatives aren’t friends of the Negro either, but they at least don’t try to hide it. They are like wolves; they show their teeth in a snarl that keeps the Negro always aware of where he stands with them. But the white liberals are foxes, who also show their teeth to the Negro... Read more »

Police Violence, Injustice, And The American Nightmare

  The images of violent out of control police officers have provided the necessary evidence to prove not only endless police criminality but also resembles the violence of an occupying force. The never-ending police violence that administers death as a default mode, and murdered Black bodies are treated as spectacle. Yet, not only does the... Read more »
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We Are Not Allowed To Kill

It’s terrible for me to live in a time when I have nothing to say to human beings, “Stop killing.” There are other useful projects I could be helpful at. And I can’t do them because everything is- everything is up for grabs. Ours is a kind of primitive situation, even though we would call... Read more »

We Do Not Support Our Troops: The Lies Of John Kelly, Presidents, And the Lies We Tell Ourselves

The point of public relations slogans like ‘Support our troops’ is that they don’t mean anything… That’s the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means because it doesn’t mean anything. Its crucial value is... Read more »

Our March Towards State Sanctioned Fratricide: The U.S. Cult Like Embrace of Death, Cruelty, and Suffering

“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”  James Baldwin  The Fire Next Time  James Baldwin recognized the tendency to embrace faith as a hiding place, to... Read more »
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John Kass Wants to Tell Black Folks How to Protest

Though there are some, who have tired of the protests of Colin Kaepernick and the conversation surrounding it, since last Friday it has gotten considerably more divisive. Starting with President Trump speaking in Alabama on Friday of last week sounding every bit the plantation owner. Trump was expressing his feeling on NFL players protesting the anthem... Read more »

Blacks Lives Don't Matter

There should be no room left for debate or argument concerning the absolute pathological disregard for Black life in America. The acquittal of three separate police killings of Black men last month     https://www.democracynow.org/2017/6/28/  and STILL no trial date set for the Laquan McDonald killing involving Officer Jason Van Dyke serves as more evidence. Furthermore, in October... Read more »

We Are ISIS

Violence generates counterviolence. The cycle does not stop until the killing stops. All that makes us human—love, empathy, tenderness, and kindness—is dismissed in wartime as useless and weak. We revel in a demented hypermasculinity. We lose the capacity to feel and understand. We pity only our own. We too celebrate our glorified martyrs. We endow... Read more »
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Love Is Where You Find It: On The Challenges, Beauty, And Fulfillment Of Interracial Love And Relationships.

“Nobody, no man no woman, is precisely who they think they are. Love is where you find it” This is a line from a 1987 James Baldwin television interview https://www.youtube.com with Mavis Nicholson where Baldwin condenses in under two minutes the gravity and depth of love and interracial love in particular. Love and relationships can be... Read more »