Say Her Name: Women who showed us how to fight; Erica Garner

  Last year the system pushed and many simply gave ground, threw their hands up and walked away, but a few brave souls pushed back.  There were some who pushed back in ways that inspired us all to stand up and fight back, Erica Garner was one of those people. Erica’s heart was stopped at…

St.Louis killer cop partly right, he is only partly to blame

The former St Louis cop Jason Stockley who cold bloodedly killed Anthony Lamar Smith in December of 2011 and was subsequently absolved of his crime by St Louis’ jurisprudence had the unmitigated gall, the temerity, the nerve to say,” everyone wants someone to blame, but I’m just not the guy.” These are the words of…

Charlotteville racists: amateurs compared to the US government

Despite all the noise coming from the Charlottesville assortment of racist lunatics, it is important to recognize that they don’t have “real” power. We should pay even more attention to the folks with REAL power, the power structure that was able to force President Donald Trump to do something he didn’t want to do, and…

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…

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…

ODE TO BROTHER CHAD ROBERTSON

When I got the phone call that Brother Chad Robertson died from his wounds after being shot by Amtrak police, I tried not to but the tears just started coming. I didn’t know him personally and can’t recall if we had ever met but it hit me hard cause I was thinking ‘at least he…