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…

Palestinians murdered! Why no sympathy? No US intervention in Israel?

The New York Times headline on Monday about the butchering of Palestinians in Garza read “28 Palestinians die….,” as if they just died on their own or of natural causes. But these Palestinians (last reports were 58 dead and thousands more shot and wounded) were murdered by Israel because they have little to no fear…

Yale University is handing out free lessons in bigotry

For about the umpteenth time in the last few months a white person has called the ‘authorities” on someone who is Black. In some of the cases, when the police were called because the person either serving them or observing them called the police clearly because they either were consciously racist or subconsciously acting racist…

Lynching museum gives the victims the last word

The newly opened memorial to lynching, the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery Alabama is a project of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) that also memorializes slavery, segregation and mass incarceration.  While slavery and segregation are a part of the US’s criminal past (of which many are well aware), lynching is a…

No Kanye West: selling out, not slavery was a choice

  “Did I hurt you.” Kanye West asked TMZ producer Van Latham after Latham rightfully repudiated the artist for making spurious, revisionist and misguided remarks about Black people in general and US slavery. The answer is yes!  West’s “selling out” either consciously or unconsciously, hurt Black people, as his misinterpretation of slavery has the potential…

Michelle Wolf too much truth for US Imperialism and its press

Mainstream media wasn’t going to do it so Michelle Wolf did it for them. In twenty minutes she told the truth about the Democrats, Republicans, Trump and his sycophants and the “Fourth Estate’s” ( MSM) complicity in the foolishness and meanness that is the present administration. The White House Correspondents Dinner and its official rejection…