The Colin Kaepernick dilemna: the NFL really is a plantation

  The Colin Kaepernick situation reveals all you need to know about US Big Business and its most popular non-profit the National Football League. Kaepernick remains unsigned because he stood up against racism and police violence, both of which are important to the rich and powerful in maintaining their hold on US society.   The…

Got 99 problems and Russia ain’t one

  Russia is merely a distraction, the least of our problems as working class people in the US. Our REAl problems are: how to make a living without working themselves to death, health insurance that is affordable, the high costs of living including rent / mortgage, food, education and just living. Some more than others…

File proposed Transgender military ban under; be careful what you wish for

Every time someone in authority suggests discriminating against any one or any group in this society it is detrimental and is a blow to civil rights and human progress. President Donald Trump’s proposed military ban of Transgender people is wrong and sets up that community for even more discrimination and possible victimization. However, the US…

We can and we ought to take the mic!

Last night in a moment captured all over the country and parts of the world, people witnessed in Minneapolis an amazing moment of lucidity, clarity and sense of purpose. My fellow protestors lead brilliantly by John Thompson, Chauntyll Allen, Michelle Gross, Curtis Avent Jacob Ladda, Emily Flower,AJ Cardenas Nekima Levy-Pounds ( who would have been…

Philando trial: The system worked and then rubbed it in! Part I

    Looking back on the jeronimo yanez trial it’s even more clear that It took an amazing amount of nerve for Ramsey County prosecutor john choi to tell the community that “we have to accept this verdict.” He also implied that the trial and the process leading up to it was “fair and impartial”…

Essence Festival 2017: And Still We Rise! Ashe’

There they were decked out in every imaginable kaleidoscope and hue of brown and black hue, it’s hard to imagine a people so proud, so beautiful, so vivacious, so full of life could at the same time be so despised. But that’s what the 23rd Annual Essence Festival brought to the table, our own little…