Rio Olympics “The Exclusion” Games

Rio has been the scene the dominance of Simone Biles in gymnastics and the first female African American  Simone Manuel to win gold in swimming and even Brazil rejoiced in having an Afro Brazilian,  Rafaela Silva from the infamous  Favela “The City of God” win gold in Judo, but the games have covered over a…

Tabyis Paskins gone too soon; was here

Dateline: Minneapolis, MN His mother cried from the time she exited the car til the time she arrived at the vigil every step seemingly pained her as she was surrounded by family who tried to console her.Her moans got louder as she neared the vigil at the scene where her 19 year old son Tabyis…

The USA versus Freddie Gray: the betrayal

Freddie Carlos Gray Jr was a human being but he is dead primarily because he wasn’t viewed as such by the country that birthed him and the social, political,economic system that deemed him unworthy. His death at the hands of the police was a betrayal. Even the effort to have someone held responsible and accountable…