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Trump Voters Will Stick With Him Forever

I have steadfastly avoided most “Trump voter” treatises in the news and the constant rush to check on his approval ratings. They reek of a fawning, confused attempt to normalize, empathize with and explain elements of American society that people of color, and white folks with even a rudimentary knowledge of history, have always known. 1,127 more words

Can We Talk About This Thing Bothering Me About Dear White People?

When Netflix announced that it would release a TV series based on the 2014 film Dear White People, a lot of white people freaked out… 1,183 more words

Like Oprah But Not ‘Homophobic Preachers’

Love this provocative article titled: “What’s Up With Oprah and Homophobic Preachers?” by Michael Harriot of the Root.com, which discusses with humor, the issue of “homophobic preachers” being aired on Oprah’s OWN channel. 242 more words

Politics

The Democrats Just Had Their Best of Both Worlds Tour and Bernie Needs to Stay Trapped in the Closet

Way back in 2004, some brilliant promoter came up with the idea of the Best of Both Worlds tour featuring Jay Z and R. Kelly (not to be confused with the other Best of Both Worlds tour with… 973 more words

Special Elections Prove Democratic Resistance Is Still Weak

I got a lot of conflicting messages about winning and losing as a kid. I remember hearing, “It’s not how you win or lose, it’s how you play the game” from my dad when my eighth-grade youth football team lost Every. 793 more words