I try to keep my posts as lighthearted as possible, but as a black man I cannot ignore the blatant racism going on in the US, which I can honestly say is nearly as blatant today as it was in the 1960s.
With all the controversy surrounding the Confederate Flag, it’s amazing how misinformed and ignorant some are. If you honestly believe that the Confederate Flag is “heritage not hate”, then I apologize in advance for calling you an idiot. … The Truth About The Confederate Flag
There’s a habit that we have as Americans to call a spade a spade unless it hits close to home. The media immediately and correctly labeled the World Trade Center attacks of 2001 as terrorism. Yet, when Dylan Hook walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. this month and brutally murdered nine people, the media quickly classified it as a lone incident by a troubled youth. … Why calling the Charleston shooting terrorism is important to so many people
Funny or Die produced a four-part series about the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. If you’re from Chicago, this will be the funniest thing you’ll see all day. If you’re not from Chicago, you’ll learn a bit about why northsiders and southsiders rarely blend. … North Side vs. South Side: The Ultimate Chicago Battle
The definition of progress is “forward or onward movement toward a destination.” As much as we would like to say that we’ve made progress since slavery times, that’s clearly not the case. Nearly 150 years after the abolishment of slavery, there are still systems in place that systematically oppress people of color, with the majority of the non-minority population ignoring that there is even an issue.
Here we go again. It never surprises me, and yet it always hurts.
Freddie Gray died by the hands of law enforcement. It hasn’t been revealed why he was even arrested, but we do that he was taken into police custody and within hours suffered spinal injuries that would turn fatal. … Freddie Gray: Different Name, Same Narrative
A few hours after I released a cover of “Goodbye Apathy”, the world and I learned about Walter Scott’s murder. The cop says he “feared for his life”, yet video shows the officer shooting the man several times in the back, putting him in handcuffs, then planting a weapon on him. … Walter Scott: Another Statistic…