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Racing On the Gridiron

February 2, 2016

As American history goes, the ugly head of racism showing up never surprises me. At this stage of.my life, I wait for it to enter. The 50th Super Bowl is as good a place as any. The old character of these United States are as in play today as it was when I was born […]

When the Southern Border Really Hurts You

August 25, 2015

I’m really amazed to have reached my 51st birthday today. My life has dodged many bullets—and I mean bullets. I was born in Washington, DC and raised in and around DC during some of the years when DC was known as “the murder capital of the United States.” I lived in and through the culture […]

Bernie Just Doesn’t Matter Now

August 18, 2015

He’s made it clear and unambiguous: he doesn’t give a damned about your humanity…”your” refers to Black Americans. This presidential election is pretty much show and tell. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said all I need to know to distance myself from him as another white American male that thinks like a white American male, and […]

Bullies of the Mind and Body

December 2, 2014

There’s a reason why I just can’t kumbaya with police. They’re bullies. No, I can’t speak for any one police officer, but law enforcement, as an institution, give me reason—time after time—to dislike, distrust and disdain them. The Michael Brown shooting has simply exposed many of the elements of that disdain that most of us […]

Everyone Black Ain’t Always Your Brother

October 7, 2014

When I was a kid, I wasn’t a tattle-tale. That was highly frowned upon in my neighborhood—and in my family. With my family, I think it was because my parents didn’t have time for refereeing disputes and policing misconduct. In my ‘hood, it was because the only people who had ultimate authority to do anything […]

They Hate Us

September 24, 2014

I hate to be fatalistic here, but this will likely be the last social commentary I deliver to the general public. This not because I am dying from some horrid terminal illness, nor is it because I am choosing to take my own life, but because I am herein making the grandest accusation of negativity […]

You’re Guilty

September 16, 2014

So it is written, there are two categories of sin: sin by omission and sin by commission. They’re both deplorable. You can debate it until the end of time which is worse, but in the end, sin is still sin. I call it a sin that Americans—especially those born and raised in Washington, DC—the nation’s […]

Matters of Corporate Expediency

September 13, 2014

It’s been some years since I swore off my allegiance to corporate entities. I used to get a kick out of shopping (pick a holiday). I used to search high and low for my favorite brand name; hell, I used to love the NFL! Things have changed since I’ve grown up—and out of love with […]

A Bubbling Ferguson in DC

August 26, 2014

I watched and listened to a host of political pundits opining on the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting of Michael Brown and the citizen unrest in the aftermath. Many issues previously swept under the rug have re-appeared as usual. Of course, I’m sick of the repeat performances and delay in justice; but what’s pervaded my subconscious […]

Don’t Ebola Me, Bro’

August 12, 2014

If I were you, I’d be suspicious. People are out there dying…just not your people. The World Health Organization’s website says between August 2nd and 4th, a total of 108 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 45 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. […]