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We Shall Overcome, Black Power, No Justice-No Peace, Say Her Name, I Run with Ahmaud and Daddy Changed the World. The preceding words are just a few chants, pleas, memes, and cries for help from black mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers over the years. I have chanted some of those...

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  • November 26, 2021

Watermelon Man is a movie released in 1970, written by Summer of ’42 author Herman Raucher and directed by the late Melvin Van Peebles; for those younger than me, the elder Peebles is the father of Mario. About a year later, he released a low-budget cult classic entitled Sweet Sweetback’s...

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  • November 10, 2021

It is exceedingly disturbing that media outlets are playing the game of ‘Where’s QAnon,’ searching to unravel the GOP’s puzzle of voter restrictions. The use of voter suppression and the excusing of insurrectionists by Republican lawmakers have made the GOP a group of  Q-watchers. Despite the circumlocutive excuses made by...

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  • April 5, 2021

CPAC showed that the GQP will go all Weekend at Bernies with Trump’s carcass. Some of us don’t care and hope he’ll be alive enough to get prosecuted. But Trump’s CFO, Allen Weisselberg needs to stay away from windows, negronis, and Fifth Avenue. “Weisselberg was given (limited) immunity for his testimony...

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  • March 2, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón (D. CA), in support of Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager’s (D. CA) State Senate campaign in the upcoming special election to fill outgoing LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s (D. CA) seat on March 2nd: Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager (D. CA) As...

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  • February 25, 2021

The GQP senate is an honor-free zone with pro-wrestling byplay, save the magnificent seven dead. Mitch McConnell is doing his best to keep the reality-TV show kayfabe going. Lindsey Graham who proclaimed he’d “had enough” of Trump is now going to Florida on MAGA business. x Graham on Fox says he...

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  • February 15, 2021

Houston Peace & Justice Center President, Jeff Reese, visited to discuss that most important. Trump’s impeachment fiasco on display. Impeachment fiasco Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Former Congressman Denver Riggleman appeared on MSNBC. He showed his...

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  • February 12, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

Saturday as I watched 10 white coats appear in front of a mic looking professional  I began thinking about equal justice as  I thought this.   How can anyone vote for a 10 to 0 medical care in America and feel any moral pride or anything but selfish and ashamed?  As those doctors...

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  • October 4, 2020

It strikes me as curious as to why the Black Lives Matter slogan is such an irritant to a large number of conservatives. It seems a simple premise, include us in your view of the sanctity of life. When  Donald Trump bellows “America First” does that mean that Europe, Asia,...

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  • August 31, 2020

One of the many stories circulating today about New York Attorney General Letitia James’s announcement of the state lawsuit against the NRA is this one: Donald Trump is losing the culture wars. The peculiar part that caught my eye starts with the subtitle: The Democratic attempt to crush the NRA...

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  • August 6, 2020

The cover-up continues as Trump tries to disrupt what are continuing investigations into a number of crimes that might ultimately involve IMPOTUS*.  The firing of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman may have been planned to happen with a confluence of Juneteenth and possible discord, only to be exposed with the shift...

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  • June 20, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s (D. NJ) re-election campaign: Since the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, the calls for justice have been loud and clear. Now is the time for policy change and legislative action. That's why I'm a partner in...

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  • June 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ (D. DE) re-election campaign: People across our nation are hurting. After the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis (adding to the long list of other Black Americans who have been unjustly murdered), millions of Americans have united in...

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  • June 11, 2020

Yes, that’s just as fucking stupid as it sounds: x Tucker Carlson attacks Elmo pic.twitter.com/KTkycca7SP— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 10, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Okay, so that wasn’t Elmo talking. It was some other Muppet. Still … SOME OTHER MUPPET: “People of color, especially in the black community, are being...

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  • June 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of these progressive candidates running to become District Attorneys and Prosecutors: As you read this, tens of thousands of people are marching coast to coast for racial justice and to express their disgust at...

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  • June 5, 2020

I’m originally from Wisconsin, and I have to say I couldn’t be more embarrassed if I shit a giant kringle in the middle of Lambeau Field.  As you may have heard, the (conservative) Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order today, and they did it in style. In fact,...

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  • May 14, 2020

I agree with this: The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now. It is time for a swift, full, and transparent investigation into his murder. https://t.co/alvY5WjdHx — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 6, 2020...

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  • May 6, 2020

Lady Justice has functioned very well—for years, being blind, but now Donald Trump, William Barr, and  Republican officialdom are rendering her mute.  Last night, and for as long as Attorney General Barr does not collapse under the weight of a tweet, he publicly admitted the President is pulling away the...

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  • February 14, 2020

More of the same in 2020. x Given the Trump ad just aired during the Super Bowl, re-sharing our reporting from last year documenting efforts by Trump’s DOJ to lock back up the people freed by Trump’s First Step Act https://t.co/HaDbAsvT1k — Wesley (@WesleyLowery) February 2, 2020 The president has...

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  • February 3, 2020

Darn those actions in furtherance of crimes, Trump still needs his Roy Cohns, as debate roils on whether to call witnesses. The GOP wants justice by the time the Super Bowl begins. x Jay Sekulow seems unaware that he is now waiving whatever executive privilege might have shielded Bolton’s account...

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  • January 28, 2020

Uh … Nada. Zip. Bupkis. The Washington Post: A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce...

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  • January 10, 2020

It’s on C-Span 13 Democratic Presidential Candidates Speak at Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines DES MOINES, Iowa — Thirteen presidential candidates are speaking to a crowd of more than 13,000 at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration at Wells Fargo Arena Friday night. The speaking order...

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  • November 2, 2019

Yesterday morning I got a text from my friend Stephanie White that said, simply, “Sad news about Tony.” I hadn’t heard any news but I knew which “Tony” she meant. I know several Tonys but THE Tony is and has always been Tony Trupiano. I went to Facebook and quickly...

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  • April 10, 2018

As we all know, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was only confirmed to the Supreme Court after, and as a result of, an unprecedented Republican embargo against President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to replace the deceased Justice Scalia.  Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended this outcome as follows: “The next justice...

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  • February 18, 2018
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