The Thai boys cave rescue and the limits of compassion

Many were riveted to the rescue of the young boys soccer team from Thailand trapped in a cave the last week. Many prayers and well wishes went out from people concerned about the fate of the boys. Now that it has been demonstrated that people have the ability to care it is time to turn…

Yet another police murder: Thurman Blevins should not die in vain

Here we go again, or so it seems. Another human being, 31 year old Thurman Blevins has lost his life at the hands of the police, in this instance the Minneapolis police.  In the last two weeks, Seventeen year old Antwon Rose, was shot in the back and killed while running from Pittsburgh police and…

Moral CIA, Moral USA and moral revival?

The terms “morals” and “morality” have been tossed about quite frequently in US news stories about the appointment of the CIA’s new chief and well- meaning Reverend William Barber is seeking to lead a moral revival of the US, but morality has little to do with  US actions, whether simply spying or governing its people…

Roseanne Barr ape slur far from harmless, it has a profoundly racist history

The racist Roseanne Barr tweet implying that Valerie Jarrett is an ape revisits the hard to die trope of Africans as apes. But underneath the slur is something profoundly diabolical, it not only suggests that Blacks are inherently inferior to Whites, but also implies that since they are animals, unlike regular human beings,they have no…

US govt snatching children on the border, why does that have a familiar ring?

People have been outraged by the nearly 1,500 children the government has supposedly lost track of, but it turns out the children may be safer far away from this government’s clutches. This issue nearly detracts from the even more cold blooded, heartless, demonic decision to break up families and criminalize everyone who crosses the US…

Meghan Markle, royal wedding can’t cover up the crimes of British Empire

Hold on, the would-be subjects of the British crown (if it were not for the successful American revolution) tuned in by the millions to watch a royal wedding? Did Black people, especially Black women “act the fool” over the marriage of a British monarch to a “slightly” Black woman? The “bi-racial” Meghan Markle may be…

Teachers delivering some of their best lessons in current school fight

“Sisters are doing it for themselves,” as the old anthem goes and now they are doing it for everyone else. The overwhelmingly women led teachers strikes and protests that have taken place in a handful of states, have given us regular folks something to which to aspire. They have inspired us and reminded us that…