Sacramento police shooting: was Stephon Clark a “super N—er”

As ridiculous as this headline reads, its indicative of the “apparent” insanity that surrounds the shooting of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police, last Sunday night. Either this shooting is an intentional function of the system we hold so dear, or Clark was a “Super Ni–er.” So here we are again, trying to make sense of…

Victim No.18 Courtlin Arrington senseless indeed

Seventeen year old Courtlin Arrington’s  death at the hands of a classmate with a gun earlier this month, should have been broadcast far and wide, as part of the continuing conversation on gun violence in schools, but it should have been. When students walked out in Alabama last week, they stayed out for 18 minutes…

Real Black girl magic: hateful Brianna Brochu is forgiven

Incredible is the only way to describe the fact that Black, Hartford University student  Chennell  Rowe forgave her White roommate, Brianna Brochu for smearing used tampons on Rowe’s belongings and sticking Rowe’s  toothbrush “in places the sun don’t shine,” among other dastardly things to encourage her roommate to move. Brochu admitted to terrorizing her roommate…

International Woman’s Day:  A reflection

The fact that there is an International Woman’s Day is a demonstration of just how far we are from being a fully human civilization. But if women are to get free they are going to have to be about everybody else’s freedom as well, they too have to reject capitalism and the values of the…

On the limits of “Just Register”  “Just Vote”

The young people’s fledgling movement led by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fl, to restore sanity to the US by pushing for and demanding gun control has been accompanied by calls (Democratic Party GOTV front groups) to register to vote. But voting in and of itself, that is voting without a…

Guns, race, and profit in savage America

Mass shootings in the US are the price paid for racist scare-mongering and by extension, it is the price paid to allow gun manufacturers and distributors to make ungodly profit. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students and their allies are facing stiff opposition in their struggle for gun control, because they are up against two…

Black Panther: a movie!

Black Panther is a movie about a comic book hero, entertaining, well -acted, action filled and awe inspiring. But like any other Disney or Hollywood production, in a nation built on the myth of White Supremacy and the reality of class division, it is also a propaganda vehicle, thus we have to guard ourselves against…

Valentines Day massacre: Guns kill

The day the US celebrates romantic love, ( Valentines) begins a season of reflection and introspection (Lent) recognizes a great human being and human rights icon (Frederick Douglass)  in the month reserved to acknowledge the contribution of Africans to the US, it was interrupted by a disturbed young man with a rifle. Nikolas Cruz’ murder…