Cake (Part II)

    “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 […]

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Cake (Part 1)

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 […]

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Orange is the New Black (Part IV)

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 […]

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Orange is the New Black (Part III)

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 […]

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Orange is the New Black (Part II)

  “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 […]

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Orange is the New Black (Part I)

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 […]

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Make America Great “Again”?

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 […]

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Roy Moore vs. White America (Part I)

Last night’s election result in the state of Alabama was remarkable to say the least. Ahead of the election I literally heard emboldened supporters of Moore proclaim with a bombastic arrogance that “Roy Moore will win this election without ANY question”. And, to some degree I believed them – ONLY because I knew they were counting on […]

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“Jimmy V” Racism

I was watching College Gameday on ESPN recently and they began the program with a discussion on cancer and the ongoing fight to find a cure. In the process of that conversation they rolled out a myriad of ESPN analysts and reporters and even head coaches of MAJOR college basketball programs who openly discussed their support for […]

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