Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tamir Rice and the Hell Up In Cleveland

And you have seen men in uniform drive by and murder Tamir Rice, a twelve-year-old child whom they were oath-bound to protect. And you have seen men in the same uniforms pummel Marlene Pinnock,...

LaQuan McDonald: In the Twinkling of an Eye

In a moment of my personal frustration, a moment during which I felt crushed, ground down by frustration, and my goals seemed too remote and distant to ever achieve, and I wanted to give...

Don’t Blame Black Men for Daniel Holtzclaw

Daniel Holtzclaw is the infamous cop who did the heinous: he used his authority to rape women. Not only that, these were Black women. Still, he was found guilty on four counts of first-degree...

Justice Scalia’s Racist Beliefs and the Mizzou Protests

According to Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, African-Americans are not “cut out” for higher education. The statements made yesterday during a hearing around the issue of Affirmative Action, only add to the environment of...

Black Lives Matter Protesters Shot By White Supremacist

Sometimes, the black lives matter peaceful protest isn’t respected as it should be. As “passive” as it may seem to many of us, being nonviolent about a situation that is vicious should be commended....

Daniel Holtzclaw: Rapist Cop, Black Victims, & White Jury

Daniel Holtzclaw was an Oklahoma police officer who has been accused and arrested for raping and sexually assaulting 13 black women. He is currently on trial, but there's one major problem. It's a jury...

Spring Valley High School Assault is a Microcosm of America

Ever since I have been taking my hiatus from this blogging, I have noticed plenty of uptick on the internets dealing with Spring Valley High School. By this time, we have all heard the...

Million Man March: Assessing the “Justice or Else” Rally

The people marched for Walter Scott, Sam DuBose. Rekia Boyd, Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Jonathan Ferrell, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other countless victims of police brutality and racist violence. We are sick...

#BlackLivesMatter: In Defense of Black Lives Matter

There is a war on Black Lives Matters. There is a deliberate effort to discredit and neutralize that progressive movement. The opposition has desperately tried to link the movement to the killing of Harris...

Jonathan Ferrell’s Life Does Not Matter

CNN reports that: Prosecutors in North Carolina will not seek a retrial of a police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed man, according to a letter from the state attorney general's office. Officer...

One year later, the #BlackLivesMatter Movement is a Failure

One year after the killing of Michael Brown, there has been very little substantive change in America. As reported in the Nation, Missouri lawmakers filed more than sixty bills inspired by last year’s protests, but...

300 Men March: Baltimore Youth March Against Violence

"You need to have a rally in your own living room! Have a rally in your own kitchen! You need to have an occupy my house rally! That's what you need!" Newark Mayor Ras...

Sandra Bland and Sam DuBose: Two Different Outcomes

The officer that arrested Sandra Bland isn't responsible for her death. As of now, all evidence points to her death as being a suicide. However, what is perfectly clear - thanks to the newly...

#BlackLivesMatter as Much as #AllLivesMatter

You see it once and you will see it again: there is someone that has a problem with #blacklivesmatter. People are either going to say it’s hypocritical or limiting. Then, there are others that...

Dear Black People: Stop Being So Forgiving

Dylann Roof is the face of evil and racism incarnate. The fact that this 21-year-old man walked into bible study class at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC has been forgiven by...