The image above is not a mere figment of a cartoonist’s imagination. While the swastika was the manifestation of a little creative license – Fox News host Laura Ingraham actually struck that pose during a RNC convention back in 2016. Ingraham and the “Commander in Tweet”, Donald Trump, suggested that the negative reaction to what appeared to […]Read More Desperate Housewife of Fox News?
“Whiteness is an advantage and privilege because you have made it so, not because the universe demands it”. -Dr. Michael Eric Dyson The “eating of the cake” was the first stage of the American Experiment. It began with explorers claiming to have “discovered” a “New World”. But the problem with this strange fiction was that that “New […]Read More Cake (Part III)
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”. -Dr. Martin Luther King If you take the time to really absorb the quote above it is deeper than what one may think upon first glance. What the incomparable Dr. King was suggesting is that when someone is SO ignorant that […]Read More Cake (Part II)
I had one of those interesting and unique moments that life occasionally offers up recently. One in which I found out that something I had always thought was one way was in fact another. This interesting moment occurred as I was watching a fascinating mini-series on Netflix called “Manhunt” (if you haven’t seen it I would highly recommend…) that […]Read More Cake (Part 1)
Maybe you noticed that the images associated with my previous posts in this series began with one that was completely orange? And that slowly but surely each week there was less orange and more black? This was by design on my part. What it signifies is the debunking of myths – the uncovering of truths if […]Read More Orange is the New Black (Part IV)
Perhaps the most insidious nature of the Prison Industrial Complex (mouthful) is that it is like a Black Hole. Try as one may to put it behind them – the tentacles often refuse to release their powerful grip on those who wish to break free. What’s worse is that RECIDIVISM is actually of an extreme benefit to […]Read More Orange is the New Black (Part III)
“It simply shows that with sufficient general agreement and determination among the dominant classes, the truth of history may be utterly distorted and contradicted and changed to any convenient fairy tale that the masters of men wish”. – W.E.B. DuBois (The Propaganda of History) In the aftermath of Hurricaine Katrina when thousands of […]Read More Orange is the New Black (Part II)
As of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, approximately 12–13% of the American population was African-American and yet they made up 35% of the U.S jail population and 37% of the U.S. prison population (total prison population was 2.2 million as of that date). Furthermore, one out of every nine black males between the ages of 20 […]Read More Orange is the New Black (Part I)
The four words written in the subject line above have by now been immortalized in the American lexicon. The problem is they have been immortalized in a manner that is so unsavory that they will forever send a chill up & down the spine of those who strongly disagree with the messenger. For many of […]Read More Make America Great “Again”?
I disagree with the seemingly popular idea that we need a moderate Republican or moderate Democrat to run for President. That sounds to me like someone who is riding the fence in order to try and appeal to “everybody” just so they can win a race for office. I don’t know about you, but I for one […]Read More Roy Moore vs. the Independent Party