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Forward on Climate RallyCapitalism is killing the Planet, From ImagesAttr
(63 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 26, 2013
Have You Had Enough of the Madness of Capitalism? Is It Time To Consider What Marx Really Said? This essay reviews the key argument in Peter Hudis's MARX'S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM.
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 30, 2017
America's Embrace of Willful Ignorance This is a short essay on intolerance. More specifically, willingness of American citizens to accept ignorance as a way of being. This makes for a intolerable atmosphere where violence lives unimpeded.
Michael Bloomberg, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 19, 2020
With Bloomberg, Are African Americans Trying On the Iron Boot? This is an article responding to the support of the black middle class for former NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 19, 2019
Get Out!: Harassment of Black Americans Has Historical Roots in American History This is an article about harassment and how it's not only historical as it relates to African Americans, bust also, today, is hard to get law enforcement to document as harassment.
Kicking down patriarchy needs good shoes, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Me Too: Abuse of Power and Managed Inequality Discussion on the abuse of power and my own experience as it relates to this topic.
From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 18, 2014
The All-Too Familiar American Narrative: Justice is too Scary! Witness 40 in Ferguson, USA Commentary on the recent The Smoking Gun report and revelations about Witness 40/ the Ferguson grand jury.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 26, 2020
Police Protect Black Americans? This is a piece responding to the call to defund police--alter the way law enforcement operates in the US.
bus, From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 29, 2020
An Economy Americans Will Die For: A Cautionary Tale This is a piece describing an incident I experienced on last week where the Kenosha Transit Authority decided to divide the drivers from the riders, mostly seniors and disabled, by yellow caution tape!
From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Fascism: Deep in the Soil of the United States A look at James Q. Whitman's Hitler's American Model in light of the current push to limit what it means to be an American citizen and a push to limit who is a member of the master race.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 15, 2022
An Alternative to the Democratic Idea is a Disguise for Fascism A response to the religious Right's attempt to normalize its presence in American society.
Sojourner Truth, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Sojourner Truth, Not Obama This is an article on the necessity of focusing less on the neoliberals but on young Americans.
From paradelle.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/kafka/: Kafkaesque | Weekends in Paradelle, From Images
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 18, 2016
This Isn't Kafkaesque. It's the Moment Americans Created Commentary on the 2016 Presidential November 2016 Elections
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 26, 2019
Bayonets and 15 Sticks of Dynamite, September 15, 1963 Recalling the historical violence, particularly centered around children and September 15, 1963.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 2, 2020
Race for Profits and the Resistance of African-American Women This article is a review of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's book, Race for Profit, How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Underminded Black Homeownership.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 26, 2019
Harassment of Black Americans in the Trump Era of White Supremacy A second article supporting the campaign to expose more people to the harassment of African Americans in predominantly white housing or neighborhoods. See SPLC's website.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 5, 2022
Harvard and America's Troubled History This is an article in response to Harvard University's announcement to reserve funds for reparations and to investigate its role in slavery.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Superheroes for the 99% This is an article responding to a movie review in which the critic and host spoke about the billions in sale as a result of Americans flocking to the cinema to see class warfare on the big screen.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 13, 2019
Behold America's Nightmare: Dreams of Fascism Discussion of Sarah Churchwell's Behold, America: "The Entangled History of 'America First' and 'American Dream'
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 27, 2019
Bernie Sanders This Time? This article is an attempt to discuss the impact the myth of whiteness in the US. No discussion of socialism can afford to discuss class struggle without addressing racism (white supremacy) as it functions to divide humanity in the US.
ENJOY Capitalism!, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 24, 2019
We Need A New and Just Story to Replace Capitalism This article, originally published at the Black Commentator, discusses the need for a new and just story to replace capitalism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 10, 2019
The Many Faces of Abuse of Power This is an opinion piece responding to Ronan Farrow's investigative inquiry into Brooke Nevin's claims of sexual assault. Women are not believed, for one. But the story points to abuse of power everywhere. Why are we surprised?
A 1934 Pro-Nazi Rally in Madison Square Garden, From YouTubeVideos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2022
Does America Prefer Fascism to Democratic Socialism? This is an article in response to the recent spate of gaslighting the American public. I begin with looking at the right-winged reporter's question about Biden moving to the left.
1907-08 Balkon Whng, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 1, 2013
Rosa Luxemburg: Interview with Luxemburg Scholar and Editor, Peter Hudis Interview with Luxemburg scholar and the co-editor of the Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg and the Rosa Luxemburg Reader, Professor Peter Hudis
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 24, 2020
Listening to the First African American Woman Composer of Classical Music For Black History Month--a brief essay on the life and works of the first African American woman composer, Florence Price.
164px-Jamesbaldwin.jpg, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Black Lives Matter Movement: Channeling James Baldwin, "My Dungeon Shook" A timely return to James Baldwin's "The Dungeon Shook," from The Fire Next Time.
The End of the Myth, From InText
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Greg Grandin's The End of the Myth This is an article focusing on Grandlin's The End of Myth and the drive of the US toward the West.
Black Lives Matter Black Friday, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2015
"Criminal" or "Crazy," Either One: Institutionalization of White Supremacy Another neoliberal project on the race-based economic disparities between whites and Blacks in Madison, WI.
Free illustration: Heart Care, Medical, Care, Heart - Free Image ...960 Ă-- 678 - 79k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 7, 2018
In the Winter of Our Discontent: Health Care, Again Article on experience with the medical establishment.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 29, 2019
Marx and Martin: This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom This is a review of philosopher Martin Hägglund's discussion on Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.'s radical thoughts regarding the capitalist's economy. Hägglund's book is This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 14, 2020
In America, People of Color Have the Right to Support and Vote for Bernie Sanders! Commentary on the media's fear that people of color, particularly African Americans will put Bernie Sanders in the White House. Sanders, a socialists, an people of color--not a good omen for those who want the capitalist status to remain in place, as it's beneficial to their lives, the lives of their children.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 7, 2019
A Coded Message from the Finnish President? This article is a response to the visit to the White House by the president of the Republic of Finland. I'm particularly responding to the absence of a discussion on what the Finnish president shared with the public.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 14, 2020
Defund, Defund, Defund!: Defund the Police! An article calling for the defunding of the police.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 3, 2019
America is White, Isn't It? This article is a response to the video incident (between Covington HS students and Native American Elder Nathan Phillips) at the Lincoln Memorial.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2019
The American Militia and White Supremacy: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Review of and commentary about Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's newest work, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2020
From Gaslighting to "Ethnic Cleansing": Small Town America This is an article discussing the unofficial practice of gaslighting and ethnic cleansing in Kenosha, WI by real estate agencies.
Animal Farm, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 30, 2020
Orwell's Animal Farm: Of Rebellion and Forgetfulness This is an article discussing Orwell's Animal Farm and its relevancy for today.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 21, 2020
Black Lives Matter: At the Crossroads This is an article responding to protests against the abuse of Black lives.
Books, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 20, 2020
The Tragic Pandemic of Greed This article began in response to emails received from former students, now college teachers, working during this pandemic. Specifically, it's about corporate educational institutions and their push for more and more money--disregarding the health of students and teachers.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 30, 2017
Who's a White Supremacist? Self-reflection on white supremacy. America is still not clear about the meaning of white supremacy. What does it look like in the everyday experience of its citizens.
Bodies Buried in New York City Trench Increase Amid Coronavirus Pandemic CORONAVIRUS: As New York City deals with a mounting COVID-19 death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has shortened the amount of time it will ..., From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2020
"Normal" is the Stockpiling of the Dead This article discusses the absurdity of awaiting the normal to return.
It's our mortality that aides us in leading a meaningful life., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 10, 2019
Seeking Freedom from Eternity: Martin Hägglund's This Life Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom This article is a discussion of Swedish philosopher Martin Hagglund's This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom.
Vietnam War 1973, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 22, 2020
Warfare and Healthcare Discussion on the vast amounts of money spend by taxpayers for the production of warfare and regime change when there's no money for healthcare amount other life-developing areas.
Frederick Douglass, From WikimediaPhotos
(41 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 18, 2020
Reading Frederick Douglass Part II My second article examining the life of Frederick Douglass with a reading of David Blight's biography, "Frederick Douglass, The Prophet of Freedom".
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2020
Reconstruction, Still Fighting for Freedom in 2020 I want to encourage readers to read the EJI report on Reconstruction in America.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Doing the Right Thing Is What Matters This is an article reflecting on the relevancy of the late June Jordan's understanding of a moral language when we battle for democracy. Reference to the "Civil War" between those opposed to democracy and justice and those in supprt.
Malcolm X: I'm for truth, no matter who tells it., From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 4, 2017
We Are Rebels! Encouraging protests. Resistance. A commentary on Chris Hedges' article, "When Fear Comes," January 8, 2017.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 12, 2020
No More Tolerating the Intolerable. This is an account of the play of racism in senior housing in small-town America.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2021
It's History: America's "Negro Problem" and African American Resistance Response article to the current effort to dismiss America's history of violence.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 4, 2020
"Where Are Your Scars?" This article is a discussion on the upcoming 2020 presidential elections and the narrative that "the black community" is in Biden's pocket. There are blacks who are socialists. Blacks who are not religious. The black community isn't monolithic.
W. Kandinsky reads 'Absalom, Absalom!' (1 of 11) The late great audiobook reader Wolfram Kandinsky reading 'Absalom, Absalom!' by William Faulkner. This is the first of eleven parts. Please leave a comment if ..., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2020
In the Summer of the Pandemic and Insurrections: Reading Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! This is an article discussing Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, 1936 novel about the narrative of American violence.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2020
From the Congo to the US: The Many Hands and Black Bodies Sacrificed to the Monuments of White Supremacy This is a response to Belgium's announcement that it regrets its past behavior in the Congo.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2020
All the Confederate's Men This is an opinion piece on the tearing down of Confederate statues and monuments.
Image from page 34 of .Narrative of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper from American slavery : with an appendix, containing a list of places visited by the author in Great Britain and Ireland and the British isles, and other matter. (1848), From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 23, 2015
The Empire of Necessity Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (Greg Grandin) A review/essay of Greg Grandin's "The Empire of Necessity."
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2020
John Hersey's Hiroshima This is a brief comment on John Hersey's Hiroshima, a book that should be re-read this 75th year of the dropping of the atomic bomb.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 23, 2021
"Even as We Speak": The Killing Continues Response article to the killing of Ronald Greene. "Even as we speak," is a phrase we hear all to often when it comes to the killing of Black citizens by law enforcement personnel.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Democracy's Advocates in Wilmington, North Carolina, 1868 This is the first of a 3-part article series on the Wilmington, North Carolina Massacre. The articles are based on David Zucchino's book, Wilmington's Lie.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 7, 2018
The Real Brett Kavanaugh Arrives Commentary on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the history of American violence
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 23, 2021
The All-Pervasive Blackness, America's Fear of Democracy This is a response to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict of last week. The article uses examples from Madison and Kenosha WI, examples of white fear--the fear of the history of white violence.
SojournerTruth, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
Feminism in Color Discussion on the need to do more than just include women writers who are feminists of color.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2020
The Face of Violence Against Humanity Isn't Just Corporate CEOs A brief account of the violence of white supremacy in our day-to-day lives.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 4, 2021
Tyranny of the Crazies This is an article responding to an article about the good ol' days of SDS.
CBS News finds children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo A CBS News investigation found that children are mining cobalt, an expensive metal used in batteries that power smartphones and electric cars. Foreign affairs ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2020
Cobalt Children and the Romancing of Whiteness This article is in response to reports concerning the use of Congolese children as young as six years old in the mining of cobalt.
Impaled., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Dismantling A Culture of Violence This is a response to the violence that results in the death of George Floyd.
Deep Moaning Blues (Ma Rainey, 1928) Jazz Legend from my original 78-rpm disk, not a CD. Deep Moaning Blues (1928) MA RAINEY acc. by The Tub Jug Washboard Band (Georgia Tom Dorsey, piano) (Martell ..., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Ladies Sing the Blues This article introduces readers to a 1998 book by Angela Y. Davis on the Blues Women and Feminism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2020
"Looting" and the Ministry of Truth This is an article responding to the lie that the "looters" are protesters.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 8, 2022
The Rights of Others This article describes the experiences of Black Americans, often not garnering attention, but very much an example of racism at ground level.
Question of money, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 2, 2014
Health Care Only In U.S.A. The Too Often Deadly And Truly Absurd My personal account with hospitals in the UW, my subsequent seizure, Meningioma surgery, and Medicaid
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 11, 2022
Look at Where America Is--Again! Response to the rise of bills across the country to suppress the history of white violence toward black Americans.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 28, 2021
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, 2021 This is a commentary on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, 2021.
Kyle Rittenhouse... A real american hero....&q uot;, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2020
Kenosha is Healing! Kenosha's idea of "healing" is at odds with what is needed to change a stifling atmosphere of white supremacy.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2020
Would-Be-Tyrants and Tyrants Discussion of Barbara Garson's Mac Bird and Stephen Greenblatt's Tyrant
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 3, 2021
The Forever Civil War in America, W. E, B, Du Bois' Black Reconstruction in America: 1860-1800, Part I Part I of a two-part article series on Du Bois' Black Reconstruction and his understanding of how democracy is always under threat from those who want power to remain in the hands of the wealthy class.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 1, 2020
Authoritarians and Their Enablers, Committed to Silencing Protest This is an article about the presence of enablers in small town, the first storm troopers, who are met to represent the people.
Billie Holiday   Strange Fruit 1939, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 1, 2021
Precarious Home This is an article about the precarious home in which Black Americans live.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 18, 2021
Refusing America's Democratic Ideal, Part II This is Part II to a two-part series on Du Bois' Black Reconstruction. This article looks at the efforts of former abolitionists Stevens and Sumners and their challenge to the white supremacist, Andrew Johnson.
Socialism, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 28, 2014
Imagine: Living in A Socialist USA: A Review This is a review of the book, Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2020
"Community" During the Pandemic This is an article about the contradictions surrounding the idea of "community."
Frederick Douglass, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 4, 2020
Reading Frederick Douglass During the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Protests A reading of historian and biographer David Blight's Frederick Douglass along with Douglass's own words.
Great Gatsby lobby card., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 12, 2021
The Company You Keep! This is an exploration of The Great Gatsby's representation of Black Americans in the 1920s as it relates to the anti-Black sentiments we experience today.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 25, 2021
Who Will You Ask Black Americans To Vote For, Democrats? This an article responding to the lack of action on the part of the democratic leadership when it comes to voting restriction laws. In the meantime, I offer the example of Voting Rights activist Diane Nash and the necessity for non-violent direct action.
fear, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 16, 2014
"Dog Whistle" and "Middle Class" Americans This article is a response to an interview of Haney Lopez on Democracy Now!, January 14, 2014. Lopez was discussing his new book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2018
The Nazis Salute in Wisconsin and the Silence of White Progressives and Liberals The link between the worst state in the US to live in and its benefits to the "living space" of progressive and liberal. Features the Baraboo high school photo of students displaying the Nazi salute.
Picturesque balcony of the italian riviera, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 8, 2018
On Trump's Balcony Critical commentary regarding Kanye West's support for Trump, via Erich Nossack's description of indifference in the immediate aftermath of Allied bombings over Hamburg, Germany.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 15, 2021
At the End of the COVID-19 Lockdown This article is a response to The Nation's Elie Mystal's article. "I'm Not Ready to Reenter White Society."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 28, 2022
A Dictatorship of Destruction: Musings on Kay Dick's "They" This piece is a response to reading Kay Dick's They, a dystopian novel, written in 1977. It features the disappearance of books.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 20, 2020
The CROWN ACT: Black Hair Matters Too! This is an article in support of the CROWN ACT which sits in the US Senate waiting for the likes of McConnell to consider whether or not discrimination against the texture of certain hair is democratic?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 23, 2021
No Guns Necessary A look at the relevancy of Professor Carol Anderson's The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America and the suppression of the rights of black Americans
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2014
No Indictment of Darren Wilson: Black Lives Still Don't Matter in the U.S. Perspective--a look at the historical narrative of violence that permits violence in practice, article permits the continuation of injustice for Blacks and maintains fear as a mechanism to galvanize white Americans.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Is It Just A Matter of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness? One narrative about the true cost of maintaining a capitalist system.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 16, 2021
We're Not Safe, Thanks to Facebook This is a response article to Facebook's business model and it's danger to Black Americans.
Bell Hooks., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 2, 2022
bell hooks: The Warm-Hearted Storyteller Remembering bell hooks at work in the classroom. I remember the response of a young high school student in an Upward Bound program to the reading of Bone Black, hooks' autobiography.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 6, 2021
An Anti-Democratic Force in Wilmington, NC, November 10, 1898, Part III This article is third and last part of a breakdown on David Zucchino's 2021 Pulitzer Prize book, Wilmington's Lie (non-fiction). It's look at the history of the suppression of black votes and the backlash sending blacks eventually to the era of Jim Crow. .
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2021
MLK and Brando: America's Problem This is an article featuring an interview of Marlon Brando by Johnny Carson after the assassination of MLK.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 21, 2020
Amid the Catastrophe of State Violence, Liberation Narratives Are Still Being Created Everyday This article includes an interview with a BLM member from Milwaukee who was present the nights of protests in Kenosha, WI.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 26, 2020
What's "Extremist" About Human Right, Democrats? This is an article in response to the selections of old Obama and Clinton era cabinet members, as opposed to selecting new and vibrant people who are dedicated to democracy, not more of the same from corporate rule.
American Flag Graffiti, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 30, 2018
The United States of Guns Commentary on the US's leading role in the selling of violence--via guns/smart-tech weaponry.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2021
At Stake Is the Struggle for Democracy This is an article about the undermining of the struggle for democracy--beginning in institutions. In this case, I provide a recent experience at a Kenosha hospital.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 16, 2022
Remembering the Door of No Return This is an article employing Howard French's Born in Blackness to discuss the resistance of Americans to relinquish white supremacy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 31, 2021
America, the Blinded This is an article on the necessity of understanding and embracing democracy. Foundational to this article is Jamaica Kincaid's novel, Lucy, a protagonist from Antigua, who arrives and works in the household as a nanny to a middle-class white family.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Experiencing "Little" Lies Every Day Makes Big Lies No Surprise This article is a response to the instigators, Hawley and Cruz, still sitting in their seats in Washington.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2021
Troubling Western Identity This is an article on the continuing effort to erase the history of white supremacy.
Aaron Burr #HAMILTONPublic, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 31, 2016
They Take a Bow and Historical Violence Disappear: "Black Criminals" in Othello at the Royal Shakespeare Company Essay. I want to bring to light the recent theatrical productions featuring a black Iago and a black Aaron Burr.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 7, 2021
Dr. Martin L. King Jr. on What W. E. B. Du Bois Taught Us This is an article focusing on King's comments in 1963 on the 100th commemoration of DuBois' birthday. .
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 10, 2019
The Worst and the Best of Humanity: 1937 and 1969 This articles recalls the 1969 walk on the moon. This historical moment is linked to 1937 when von Braun takes charge of engineering the V-2 rocket. There is another historical moment, however. Black women answer NASA's call for mathematicians. And so what's hidden history culminates in Armstrong's first steps on the moon.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 2, 2021
White Fear in Wilmington, 1898 Part II This is Part II of three articles using David Zucchino's Wilmington's Lie (2021) to reflect on a period of US history during and after Reconstruction. .
05a.StopOpenSeason.WhiteHouse.WDC.13August2014, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2014
Black and Brown Americans Talk Back! Commentary on the reign of white supremacy and the murders of black and brown by figures of authority.
Protest march against Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 14, 2016
No! We Can't Embrace White Supremacy! Opinion article on what next after the 2016 Presidential election.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Of Cotton and Empire: Engaging River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom Part II This is Part II of a discussion on Walter Johnson's River of Dark Dreams.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Of Cotton and "Hands": Engaging River of Dark Dreams, Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom Engagement with Walter Johnson s River of Dark Dreams, Slavery and the Cotton Kingdom
Dark Side, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2014
“Darkness--Not of Skin, but Mind” Indirectly, a response to a "debate" on racism in the US.
Panasonic's Human Blinders--I mean Blinkers, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Who Isn't Involved in "Politics"? I ask the question, why do too many Americans claim to ignore what they call "politics" in their lives. What are they trying to avoid?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 12, 2019
When Warriors Danced: Lorraine and James This is a cultural focus on Lorraine Hansberry's significance as seen through James Baldwin's eyes ("Sweet Lorraine" letter). It's women's history month.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 8, 2021
Harriet Jacobs: Ours Is A Different Story This is a piece for Women's Month covering the significance of reading Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs.
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Abolishing White Supremacist Thinking Article suggesting one area the new administration must address in support of grassroots efforts to end white supremacist thinking.
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Everyone Wants a Piece of the American Pie This is a response to the US College scandal uncovered last month. I'm particularly calling into question the hypocrisy surrounding this scandal.
Malcolm X: I'm for truth, no matter who tells it., From ImagesAttr
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Malcolm Loved Us A message to the young about Malcolm X.
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In A Sea of Red, There's Work Yet to be Done Follow up article on Kenosha, Wisconsin after the Biden-Harris win and a commentary on the Red.
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Reparations: Beneficiaries of the Slave Trade, Still This article discusses Professor Craig Wilder's findings in Ebony and Ivy regarding the foundation of Ivy League Universities and their link to the slave trade.
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Reparations: The Suffering of Us An article on why reparations matters and should be discussed in this country.

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