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

Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

Last night’s B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards carried a strong theme of unity and protest throughout. Nowhere was this theme more emotional than when Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. performed his spoken word piece that has since made the rounds on the Internet this morning. Continue reading Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

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

Notes From a Country Tearing Itself Apart: The Trayvon Martin Tipping Point

Notes From a Country Tearing Itself Apart: The Trayvon Martin Tipping Point

Nothing about this case, or the subsequent reaction, makes sense. Insanity billows from either side of whichever argument there is. Many protesting the injustice sound like blood-lusting maniacs, while those making counterarguments sound like unempathetic bigots. Few people, if any, sound remotely sensible. Continue reading Notes From a Country Tearing Itself Apart: The Trayvon Martin Tipping Point