We Need More Mamie Till’s and Less White Forgiveness

In the case of Botham Jean a court judge not only gave hugs to a convicted murderer, Amber Guyger, she set a precedent and issued a license to kill our people within the justice system. Some may see her act and the brother of Botham’s Jeans willingness to forgive as an act of mercy rooted in Christ centered love, but to use God in the name of oppression of our people is dangerous and irresponsible. Not even God loved like that. If you are a believer you know he vehemently…

On September 11th Marcy’s Black Life Mattered

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11th World Trade Center attacks. For many this is not only a day of mourning but a day of remembrance for the first responders, victims, and survivors on that terrifying day. Eighteen years later we have continued to witness the anguish, pain, and suffering in the aftermath of 9/11 admidst war, religious bigotry, and Americanism on full display in a manner that has set us too far back. The many faces of September 11th remain etched in stone but one survivor’s story…

This Labor Day, Remember MLK’s Last Campaign Was for Workers’ Rights

Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, but few know why he was there. King went to Memphis to support African American garbage workers, who were on strike to protest unsafe conditions, abusive white supervisors, and low wages — and to gain recognition for their union. Their picket signs relayed a simple but profound message: “I Am A Man.” As we celebrate Labor Day on Monday, let’s remember that King was committed to building bridges between the civil rights and…

BREAKING: Stephon Clark Law Signed Tightening Deadly Force By Police

California adopts country’s strictest law to curb police killings In a major victory Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the nation’s strictest law into legislation in a call to tighten parameters on police use of deadly force. Link to Bill AB 392 Sparked by nationwide outrage and protests after the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California last year it sets a larger precedence where deaths of unarmed Black men are concerned. On the night of March 18, 2018 Sacramento police officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet chased the 22-year-old…

Biden’s Fu*kery: Poor Kids Are Just As Smart As White Kids?

Joe Biden on Thursday night told a group of mostly minority voters in Iowa that “poor kids” are just as bright as “white kids.” “We should challenge students in these schools that have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” After thinking about what he said he corrected the racist fu*kery adding “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no I really mean it,…