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An MLK Day Wish: A New Narrative
January 12, 2017
When Dr. King declared that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, he was invoking the moral high ground of an inclusive framework for the civil rights movement in America. ... read more »
Defending gang killings against Dylann Roof comparison
December 23, 2016
I am morally opposed to the death penalty—even for crimes as vile as self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof’s. That said, if Roof’s crimes merit punishment by death then so should similar crimes committed by gang members. When I took to social media with this I was hit with dozens of comments from mostly African-Americans justifying how Roof’s plotting and planning to kill as many Blacks as he could didn’t warrant comparison to the same actions by your garden-variety gang member. But why is that? ... read more »
Building #BlackXmas: Resisting White Capitalism in the Wake of Donald Trump
December 23, 2016
The ads abound, lopsided media stories played on infinite loops about shopping and buying (not about the murders of 15 year-old James Means in West Virginia or William Sims outside of Richmond, California – who were both killed in recent weeks at the hands of White supremacists). ... read more »
Will White Workers Accept Trump’s Billionaire Cabinet Picks?
December 15, 2016
The Carrier deal that Trump has been crowing about is so deceptive, that some business writers describe it as a scam and a union leader accused Trump of lying his hind parts off. ... read more »
The Rangel decades
December 15, 2016
Rangel was a decorated Korean War veteran and an anti-war member of the New York Assembly who arrived in Washington at a tumultuous time. ... read more »
Afterthoughts on A Debacle
December 8, 2016
DEBACLE: a complete collapse or failure ... read more »
Bill seeks financial justice for defrauded Wells Fargo victims
December 8, 2016
Defrauded consumers do not deserved to be financially victimized a second time ... read more »
Beyond the Rhetoric: There Will Never be Another Fidel Castro
December 8, 2016
I predict Cuba will become more capitalistic and at peace with the United States ... read more »
Fidel Castro: A Legend Loved and Loathed
December 8, 2016
The paradox of Fidel Castro-a paradox that can, and will, teach us all valuable lessons for decades to come. ... read more »
No Ma’am, Trump Does Not Deserve a Chance
November 30, 2016
I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the November 8th presidential elections. ... read more »
Looking For Ways To Make Democracy More Democratic  
November 30, 2016
"Can we forget for whom we are forming a government? Is it for men, or for the imaginary beings called States?" ... read more »
Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinities” Is Digital Racism and It’s Time to End It
November 30, 2016
Racism is a malignant, powerful, and harmful reality for millions of persons of color throughout the world. ... read more »
Trump’s Cabinet nominations are calculated insult 
November 30, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump protests that he isn’t really the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant Islamaphobe that his rhetorical excesses in the presidential campaign suggested he was. ... read more »
What will you lose if consumer financial protection goes away?
November 28, 2016
In the coming months we must remain watchful for legislation and executive actions that would reverse the financial justice accomplished over the past five years ... read more »
Do Not Be Complacent In The Face Of Hate
November 28, 2016
Since Election Day, there has been a disheartening spike in hate crimes and harassment ... read more »
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