Terrance Crutcher was not a “bad dude”


Terrance Crutcher was a man trying to get home and he didn’t. We heard police officers who were in a helicopter talk about how he looked like a “bad dude”. Why did they say that? He was a bad dude because he was big and black. His physicality is reason enough to classify him as bad. Crutcher is dead and now we are witnessing the demonizing of the victim. Shoot first and create the narrative to justify the killing. We have seen this play out before. Trayvon Martin , Eric Turner, Freddie Gray and now Terrance Crutcher. Sure they were killed but they were “bad dudes” and we have the post-mortem narratives to prove it.

Don King brings minstrel show to the Donald Trump stage


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What Do you Have to Lose and Vote for Hillary Clinton or you insult my legacy…which one of these is insulting?


A few weeks ago Donald Trump appealed to black voters by asking them “what the hell do you have to lose?”. Many in the community including me found his approach insulting. He was not presenting a positive message. It was a message seemingly tailored to one segment of the black community, but Saturday night President Obama seemingly took a strange turn. The first part of his speech worked but the “insult to my legacy” was downright myopic. So I should vote for Clinton to preserve his legacy? I get the underlying point a Trump presidency would undo gains made but voters vote for candidates that will work hard to make life better for others not to preserve a legacy. It is also interesting that throughout his presidency and his run for the office President Obama has tended to lecture the black community rather than appeal to our better angels. Please tell me who else he has used this approach on? Share your thoughts.

Barack Obama’s “Otherness”?


Alex Castellanos talked about the President’s otherness on Meet the Press this morning. What does otherness mean? Why is the first and likely the only black president we will ever see constantly asked to defend his right to the presidency? People we are almost 8 years in and people are still challenging the legitimacy of his tenure. Share your thoughts.

Donald Trump says President Obama was born in the USA…2 Much 2 Little 2 Late


Donald Trump was famous before he embraced the birther movement, but when he did he became a cult hero. This has been going on for over 5 years but now all of sudden he says the President was born here. What is making him move from the extreme to the mainstream? Votes. Who will fall for this nonsense? Share your thoughts.

Flint Pastor stops Donald Trump from using her church

Flint pastor Faith Green Timmons stops Donald Trump from electioneering in her church. Trump politely stops. Good for her.

Life in the Land of the Deplorables

This is a sad election. Two deeply flawed candidates are running for the highest office in the land. We are all flawed but we are not all running for the presidency. Hillary Clinton called 1/2 Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.” That is wrong to label a group in this way, but where were the outraged right when Trump utters deplorable things about so many other great Americans? Manafactured outrage is rampant on both sides and we the people are left to wonder how we this deplorable election end.

Chris Wallace asks Ben Carson if he is a prop for Donald Trump


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What does Donald Trump mean when he says Hillary Clinton does not look presidential?

Donald Trump is constantly saying Hillary Clinton does not have the “stamina” to be president. Another thing he loves to say is “she doesn’t look presidential”. What do you think he means by this? Is it because she is a woman? Share your thoughts.

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Donald Trump asks black people what do you have to lose?


Words to remember in the voting booth.