The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War

The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War

In case it ever gets lost in the frothing and bubbling confusion of our 24-hour news media’s raving: Colin Kaepernick’s personal act of protest was about, specifically, the seemingly unaddressed killings of unarmed blacks at the hands of police. Continue reading The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War

The 5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Will Not (Nor Should) Win the Presidency

The 5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Will Not (Nor Should) Win the Presidency

I think Bernie Sanders is the most exciting, passionate, and common sense candidate in the Democratic field. He has energized the liberal base, as well as the youth, with brash and brilliant ideas about how to make this country better. He also looks like he just came back from the future with news about how something needs to be done about our kids… Continue reading The 5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Will Not (Nor Should) Win the Presidency

Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

For certain individuals, it is easier to believe that urban blight is black folks’ responsibility to fix and black folks alone. These people do not believe that systemic racism is a thing. So they create something called “black-on-black” crime as an easy out, to basically say: Black people are inherently violent and evil, they need to fix that about themselves and stop bothering us. Continue reading Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested

Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested

According to Jake Carlo of the City Paper: An incredible scene unfolded at [Baltimore’s] City Hall early this morning as 100 or more police, including a large number of high-ranking officers, swept City Hall to arrest and imprison 16 student protesters who had for a few hours occupied a city council meeting room. Continue reading Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested