Maroons: The Only Free Black People

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Free Black People Brag Different I've said before that slavery impacts us as much today as it did in the past. "Trying to understand race relations (or the conditions ailing the Black community since anyone alive can remember) without understanding slavery is like trying to cure cancer without understanding anatomy." As descendants of the recently enslaved, part of … [Read more...]

When #SlaveryMatters More than #BlackLivesMatter: Alton Sterling & Philando Castile

(r) Alton Sterling; (l) Philando Castile

Ignorance Can Kill You Trying to understand race relations (or the conditions ailing the Black community since anyone alive can remember) without understanding slavery is like trying to cure cancer without understanding anatomy. That’s how much slavery matters to what’s happening in protests all over the country today. We are all historical products and who we are today … [Read more...]

Cops & District Attorneys: When Black Lives Don’t Matter

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Special prosecutors are independent attorneys who are appointed to investigate, and if necessary prosecute, government officials for misconduct. They are typically used in cases where there is a significant risk that conflicts of interest will prevent traditional prosecutors (also known as “district attorneys” or “DAs”) from fairly and accurately seeking justice in the … [Read more...]

Black Folk Money Shuffle

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There's Financial Health...Then There's What We Have... When Louis Farrakhan issued the call for Justice or Else! A lot of folks got stuck on the "else" part.  Many of us couldn't imagine what our community actually could do if we don't get justice from White America. Most people failed to realize that the "or else" is up to us. I see this most clearly when I think about … [Read more...]

#DearSheriffLott: Sex With Black People Can’t Cure Racism

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Dear Sheriff Leon Lott, It's amazing that I'm using the phrase “sex with Black people” in the title of an open letter. But that’s what happens when someone with your level of power dares to use the “my employee/friend/brother-can’t-be-racist-because-he-has-an-African-American-girlfriend” excuse. I’m still tripping that you said this out loud and in public. As if sex … [Read more...]