Category Archives: Current Affairs

On Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman Verdict

I couldn’t watch the George Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin for more than 10 minutes at a time. The pain was too acute. The trial was such a mockery of everything that we are told to believe … Continue reading

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The Cruel Racism of the Real World

Quvenzhan√© Wallis was the butt of a deeply sexist, racist inappropriate joke by whoever is tweeting for The Onion last night (which I will not link to or describe because it’s ugly). And what upsets me so much about it … Continue reading

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Three Cents an Acre

Haitian Ambassador Raymond Joseph on Pat Robertson: I wonder how Pat feels knowing we got something from that "pact with the devil."  It is amazing how fantastically ill-informed we are about how our country came to be what it is.  … Continue reading

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On Politics and the Sorry State of Affairs (or, you know, the Democrats)

(x-posted at Forbes Avenue) I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what to say about politics of late. Part of it is that life gets in the way and a brotha ain’t always got time to sit down and … Continue reading

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Collective v. Individual; Where Does Racism Lie

(cross posted at Forbes Avenue) I work for a progressive organization in Washington, D.C., with a wonderful group of human beings. We work side by side on any issue you can think of and, mostly, we get along while we … Continue reading

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