Tag: blacks

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up
By A Comeaux Yesterday was surreal on many levels. After Black Americans celebrated Independence Day—freedom—we were reminded that we are NOT, collectively nor individually, free at all. Alton Sterling In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was shot dead, point-blank range. Sterling’s hands were empty as he bled to death. But that’s not the part that broke... Read more »

The Baltimore Riot Mom is a Distraction

The Baltimore Riot Mom is a Distraction
By A Comeaux I’m fresh out of chill or vain desire to beat around anyone’s bush so let me get right in…let’s talk about Baltimore. America loves a good ‘mammy’. They love a solid neck-rolling, two-snaps and an eye lash batting sister whose no nonsense candor gives them chuckles to boot! *cue NeNe on Glee... Read more »

50 Years after King: Have We Overcome?

By Tania Brown Marchers will gather this week in the nations’ capitol to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., delivered his I Have a Dream speech. Dr. King’s speech forced America take a stark look at her promise of life, liberty and... Read more »
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Fatherless Blacks: Who Stole Our Daddies?

By A Comeaux In the wake of a glorious holiday celebrating someone’s freedom from somewhere that doesn’t include African descendants, there were 70 shootings in Chicago and OWN aired a show on Fatherlessness in America. Maybe I took off too fast. Allow me to set the stage: America, Black America primarily, is daddy-less due to... Read more »