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…

Mother’s Day 2017: A Reflection

Mother’s Day is an odd holiday considering the fact that in our patriarchal and capitalist North America women aren’t quite fully accepted as equals fully part of Americana it seems patronizing. The cynical among us might suggest that the holiday was invented to boost business sales particularly the greeting card industry, the cut flower industry…

United Airlines fiasco: Munoz vs Dao was just business

So United came to terms with Dr. David Dao the elderly passenger they publicly humiliated and brutalized. However it doesn’t remove the stain nor the stench from what happened. What happened two weeks ago on that airplane was shocking. But then again we should not have been that surprised, considering our social/ economic/ political system…

Palm Sunday: Jesus puts on an anti-establishment march/demonstration

On Palm Sunday Christians wave around their palm fronds to symbolize Jesus entry into ancient Jerusalem, but they leave out the real political significance of his going to Jerusalem. Unlike today’s practitioners of his religion Jesus, is going to challenge the political authorities, the government along with the collaborators who run interference for the oppressive…