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Epiphany in Trump Town: Finding Common Ground with the “American Sniper” Crowd
There may be hope yet for relations between white Donald Trump voters and non-Uncle Tom blacks — America may not be as divided as we think. That's what I discovered last weekend during a book tour stop at the Southwest ...
Trump’s Appeal to Black America is Ludicrous — But that Doesn’t Mean Obama was our Savior
Trump’s appeal to black America is ludicrous — but that doesn’t mean Obama was our savior. Trump’s choice of Don King as a black surrogate is insulting — and we don’t need him to tell us Obama is imperfect.
Reclaiming Thanksgiving: How I Learned to Embrace a Holiday That Represents Everything I'm Against
Social context is interesting. A few years back, I had a white coworker who viewed Thanksgiving as a holiday that all Americans should proudly celebrate, even the Native ones. To her, it was more than a time for family ...
Who Polices the Police
Hustlers are Going to Hustle: From East Baltimore to Cuba, the Work on the Street Never Stops
Americans can just go to Cuba now, thanks to President Obama, and it’s relatively cheap to do so, especially if you book a Southwest "Wanna Get Away" fare and stay at an Airbnb, so I Sew out on a whim. To summarize my ...
Nate Parker is Not a Victim: the "Birth of a Nation" Filmmaker Needs to Stop Talking About His Innocense
Nate Parker is not a victim: “The Birth of a Nation” filmmaker needs to stop talking about his innocence. His “vindication” is beside the point. The problem is rape culture, and Parker’s past is part of his film’s message.
Why are Cops OK with Killing Black People? Because American History Teaches that we Aren’t Fully Human
Last April Terrill Thomas, a 38-year-old inmate in the Milwaukee County Jail suffering from severe mental illness, died of “profound dehydration.” He spent his last days pleading — begging — for something to drink, after ...
Beyond "No Justice, No Peace": In Case After Case, Cops Shoot Black People and Walk Away. What Can We Do?
What’s an activist to do? We fight, we plan, we petition, we strategize -- and for what? Last week, Baltimore County released a statement saying that charges will not be filed against the officers who shot and killed a ...
A Memo from Hell: Donald Trump Says I Live There, Along with Every Other Black and Brown American — But Here’s the True Hell He’ll Never Understand
A memo from hell: Donald Trump says I live there, along with every other black and brown American — but here’s the true hell he’ll never understand: Black people and Latinos are “living in hell,” Trump says. Time to tell ...