Tag: Racism

Meanwhile, In Trump’s America. . .

A female friend of mine got the above message on Facebook from this woman, Arlene Brock, whom my friend didn’t know. She posted it because she thought it was funny. She said she didn’t even know who Chris Barker is, she’s added a lot of people over the years. And she looked at the man’s…

HASS #1

Written by B. Alex Thompson Drawn by Federico Santagati Published by Approbation Comics I got this last week on impulse. The synopsis for this series was: In a story that’s “Romeo & Juliet” meets “American History X,” Hass is the story of the dramatic and tragic events that turns a young Black man into a…

The Hudlin Manifesto: 10 Things Black People Need To Do Now

Reginald Hudlin is a film and TV director, screenwriter, comic-book writer, and former President of Black Entertainment Television. He posted this on his website, and I thought it was worth linking to here: When I was a child, the poster listing the Black Panther’s 10-point program seemed to be everywhere. You may have disagreed with…

HAVING HIGH STANDARDS

Driving to work today I almost hit a young man. It wasn’t my fault, I had the right of way. I was driving down a street when the man had parked his car on the side of the street I was driving on and just got out of it and quickly ran across the street,…

I APPRECIATE MARK CUBAN’S HONESTY

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports “I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways. If I see a Black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street. If I see a White guy with a shaved head…

ELVIS PRESLEY WAS NOT A RACIST

Elvis Presley with Claudia Ivy and BB King “Elvis, was a hero to most, but he never meant shit to me, you see, straight out racist that sucker was, simple and plain, motherf**k him and John Wayne…” -Chuck D of Public Enemy, “Fight The Power” I’ve written before about my near-lifelong admiration of Elvis Presley.…

MORGAN FREEMAN AND “BLACK HISTORY MONTH”

Well, yesterday, February began, marking the beginning of the 43rd annual official “Black History Month” in America. It also began the the 43rd annual official month where racist White guys complain about there not being a “White History Month.”   I’m reminded of a story that my brother told me years ago. At a job…

REPOST: SENATOR IRAQ OSAMA FOR PRESIDENT?

1/20/09 UPDATE: This is the blog that I originally wrote on 12/23/06 & posted on my Myspace page. It’s interesting to see how certain I was that I was right (love the part where I wrote “Ni**a please!”). Yet, as we can see, I was WRONG (although I was correct about the enhanced expectations he…