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A Tin Lizzie

The Tin Lizzie was a Ford Model T car that ushered in prefabricated manufacturing, thereby featuring profits over craftsmanship. Although for the first time, the…

Lazy Days

A little over a year ago, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham postured that helping out hungry Americans would make them lazy. “Very few people would choose…

WYFP? Open Thread

x “Small T” traumas are bad things that happen in our lives that we don’t always feel like we can claim ownership over, things that…

Fighting for our Lives

Fifteen years ago, black suspect, Neal Mack gasped for breath, using the all too familiar words “I can’t breathe.”  Mr. Mack was handcuffed and having…

The Conversation

White America has been made aware there is a conversation black parents have been compelled to have with their children, literally, for centuries. The conversation,…

The Ammo-sexuals

As much as I would like to take credit for the fitting title of this piece, I cannot. I heard it for the first time…

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic has become the nouveau riche way modern society describes the accomplishments of the current crop of black women and girls, but have existed…

Vaccine Fear

I check off a day every morning on my calendar because I am counting down to the day of my second Covid-19 vaccination. I, like…

Take a Knee

It is a cruel irony that before the start of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota is one of many…

Boyz Out the Hood(s)

Yesterday the state of Georgia defined election integrity as—black people not voting. Republicans love to throw around the image of liberal politicians in hemp-filled rooms…

Political Reality?

I could spend a lot of time making statistical comparisons about the influx of immigrants at the border starting with the George W. Bush administration…

MY COVID DAY

Tuesday morning, I had the first of my two scheduled vaccinations for the coronavirus. I was apprehensive, at first, but once I passed the first…

Remaking the Culture

Senator Ron Johnson said the blatant part out loud, that he fears black people and not white people. When confronted about his remarks, surprise, surprise,…

Minimum Rage

Last night, I happily threw out any notion of nutrition and ordered dinner from a fast-food restaurant. I am far from being a foodie or…

Ask the Question

The past two days of Senate committee hearings about the Capitol riot have revealed that the GOP is openly excusing racists. From the unctuous Sen. Ted…

Equality or Equity

Equality for a lot of white Americans means acknowledging that black people are human. The difficulty comes when applying equity because that paradigm strikes at…

The Blame Game

Democrats look for solutions, and Republicans look for blame. I am not sure where I heard that phrase and I probably rejected it as just…

The End of the Beginning

I took a day to think about the death of radio personality Rush Limbaugh. My immediate thoughts were snark-provoking. Although Limbaugh spent over 30 years…

‘Tri-partisanship’

The not-guilty verdict ending the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump was as expected, but it revealed something even more sinister about the Republican party.…

The Bigger Lies

As much as I would like to think that the two-party system is essential to the fabric of America, one party seems intent on ripping…

The Door is Ajar

Forty-four of the sitting fifty Republicans in the Senate put on their tinfoil hats, held up Q’s, ignored the Constitution, and voted against having a…

The Real Trial of the Century

From November 1994 to October 1995, the so-called trial of the century took place. It centered around murder, race, sex, athletics, and hero-worship. America was…

Un-Clutch the Pearls

While our attention was consumed by the latest Republican shiny object, Vice President Kamala Harris the originator of the pearls and Chucks meme, un-clutched her…

The Fear of AOC…?

Following the video released by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking about her harrowing, and as it turns out life-threatening experience during the January 6th, insurrection, right-wingers,…