October 11, 2016

Trump has shown us he is depraved, prideful, unremorseful, and has the temperament of a petulant child. His enduring support from the Religious Right has laid bare the emptiness of their commitment to vote for Republicans out of a sense of morality. Let’s make this clear from the outset: this is not an endorsement–religious or otherwise– of Hillary Clinton. I’m sure if Jesus were polled he would have many, many issues with Clinton. This is, rather, an indictment of those leaders of the Religious Right who... Read more

August 30, 2016

Federal authorities arrest Joseph Garguilo of Massachusetts on charges including stockpiling weapons in what federal authorities described as “a trove” of weapons, ammunition, and material that could be used in bomb-making.  The 40-year old resident of Holliston, MA–one hour southwest of Boston, MA–is alleged to have stated that he wanted to target Muslims, Homeland Security officers, and President Obama. Garguilo previously had a temporary restraining order placed on him in which he had been ordered to “surrender all firearms and... Read more

August 29, 2016

Six years ago,  U.S. Representative for New York’s 9th district, Anthony Weiner,  resigned in shame after it came to light that he had been sharing inappropriate images of himself with women on Twitter. Today, Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin– a top aide to Hillary Clinton–are splitting after he has been exposed, yet again, for sharing inappropriate pictures of himself. According to the L.A. Times, Weiner exchanged inappropriate pictures with a Donald Trump supporter. In a statement, Abedin announced: “After long and... Read more

March 24, 2016

In order to stop a Charlotte City ordinance aimed at expanding protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity, North Carolina legislators assembled on Wednesday in a special session to pass HB2. The legislation was signed into law the same night by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to stop the Charlotte City ordinance scheduled to take effect on April 1. McCrory heralded the legislation as a remedy to an “Ordinance [that] defied common sense, allowing men to use women’s bathroom.” In a... Read more

December 29, 2015

So long as our system is able to sanitize every one of its corrupt, abusive, and deplorable actions with the label of “justice,” justice will always and only be whatever America can justify–whatever America can get away with. Sadly, it should come to no surprise to anyone that a system this corrupt and bereft of any understanding of true justice would further pervert itself to justify the killing of Tamir Rice and countless others. But the lack of surprise does not assuage... Read more

December 2, 2015

The black church was born in the crucible of racial oppression in the United States. The very existence of the black church and the black preacher is the direct result of an oppressed people looking to their God for justice, liberation and equality. When it was clear that the slave master serving as pastor to his slaves was incapable of ever preaching about God through the lens of justice because he was, in fact, the oppressor, and when it was clear... Read more

November 27, 2015

I want you to watch this video and think about the people who just attacked a child and each other for what appears to be a vegetable steamer. Somewhere in that same city on yesterday, these people gathered around a table and thanked God for all of His blessings. I’m sure some of them thought about the important things in life such as family, friends, love and, perhaps, fulfilment. Each of them reflected on the many things for which they... Read more

November 5, 2015

In 2012, Herman Cain insulted the black community with his ridiculous, jazz music laden ad campaign that promulgated the very worst stereotypes of the black community. When I thought it would not be possible for someone to insult the black community any more than Cain, Ben Carson swooped in to “one-up” his predecessor. Carson is either trolling the black community or completely out of touch with his own blackness. This commercial is almost as bad as Herman Cain’s “jazz” commercial. Both... Read more

November 3, 2015

We all accept the idea that politicians lie to get in office. This crosses ideology and political affiliation. However, it seems to be the case that the politicians that often tout their religious credentials have been found not to be as honest as one would expect a Christian to be. Politifact maintains a database on the truthfulness of politicians. Politifact evaluates statements made by politicians for truthfulness. And while not every statement a politician makes is evaluated, any statement that... Read more

October 30, 2015

First Rupert Murdoch and now Jonah Goldberg. Notwithstanding the centuries-old baggage of racial problems, it simply isn’t a good idea for white Americans to compare the authenticity or the measurement of one black man’s blackness to that of another. But that doesn’t seem to ever stop them from doing so. Johah Goldberg of the National Review published a column celebrating his realization that there was no conflict between being a minority and being a conservative. He writes: Carson has the... Read more

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