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…

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…