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Jon Stewart’s Brilliant Take on Donald Trump and the RNC


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Hands Up, Hands down, Hands Less…Charles Kinsey is Still Black

Charles Kinsey is a behavioral specialist and he was attempting to coax an autistic young man back into the group home, but the police were called to the scene. Kinsey decided to lay down on the ground and put his hands up. This was a position that he believed would keep him safe. Wrong. He was shot anyway. He had his hands up and he was on the ground and he was shot in the leg. When asked the policeman why did he shoot him he was told I don’t know, but later in the day the police claimed they were trying to shoot the other young man and Kinsey was shot accidently, but one has to wonder why were guns drawn on two men who had no weapons. There is no question here. So often you hear conservative talking heads say there would have been no problem if the black man had just complied. It would seem a black man laying on the ground with his hands up would be complying but he was still shot. So please share the secret for not getting shot?

Rep. Steve King’s distorted view of history says a lot about him and his party


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GOP Senator Tim Scott shares his story of Racial Profiling


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Wendy Williams learned the hard way don’t mock NAACP or HBCU the consequences can be devestating


Wendy Williams is known for her sharp tongue. She does not take prisoners but sometimes she goes too far, and last week she did. These comments cost her a sponsorship with Chevorolet. Williams should have known better but she didn’t and it cost her.

How did Black Lives Matters become the right’s latest boogie man?

Black Lives Matters has become the nation’s new pinup for all things racially divisive. They are achieving the status of the Black Panthers of the 1960’s. You would think from listening to Fox News that they actually promote racism. This morning Sarah Palin, failed VP candidate, failed governor of Alaska and one of Donald Trump’s new best buddies shared this on her Facebook page:
Black Lives Matters is a Farce and Hyphenating America Destroys Us Our prayers are with the fallen on that Thin Blue Line in Dallas. America lost heroes last night as men in uniform did their unfathomably courageous job running into danger to protect others from it. Honorable first responders deserve our utmost respect and support. Shame on our culture’s influencers who would stir contention and division that could lead to evil such as that in Dallas. Shame on politicians and pundits giving credence to thugs rioting against police officers and the rule of law in the name of “peaceful protests.” It is a farce. #BlackLivesMatter is a farce. I use her quote because it reflects a lot of the dialogue being articulated on the right. Racism has existed since black people were brought over here in chains. A fact that many on the right dismiss as irrelevant to this conversation but it is still relevant. Many of our ancestors had no choice about being 3/5 citizens. So it is under this cloud that we have famished or in some case flourished. Many of us are blessed and have achieved the dream but achieving the dream does not insulate you from racism. I have a great son. people describe him as a nice polite young man. He is affable and a recent college graduate but how is he perceived by a police officer. Do they approach his car and see a young man who happens to be black or do they simply view him as a potential predator. This is what we black moms worry about on the daily. So this notion of a group standing up and protesting for the rights afforded to all citizens to be cast as the new national boogie man is patently unfair.

Is this a time for Unity?

My pastor has shared this story with the congregation: You can tie the tales of two cats together and they are unified but they are not in unity.* That is what the call for unity sounds like today. Unity requires an agreement. it is impossible to get an agreement when the two sides view the world from completely different perspectives. Right now we have two camps. One is in despair at what the police have down under the state cloak of protection. The other camp is grieving at the loss of 5 police officers, but there is another camp that shares the grief of both camps. this camp wants answers. they want to know the details of the police involved shootings and they also want to know how a man who served his country would pick up a gun and kill police officers marching with protesters last night. We also know the police were on hand to also protect the Dallas business community. They were doing their jobs and it was pure evil to be killed doing that. So today might not be the day we find common ground but maybe soon.

*Not cats were used for the illustration.

Police Lives Matter Period

This morning we woke up to the news that 5 police officers were killed last night in Dallas, Texas. Our hearts are broken. Police put their lives on the line on a daily basis. Their families are grieving this morning and we should grieve with them. Already people are taking sides. The facts are unclear but on CNN this morning Ben Ferguson was already attempting to put the blame on Black Lives Matters. No facts to back up his claim but he was quick to share a story he heard about BLM youth cheering when they heard policeman had died. His little hearsay story will be passed on as gospel today. So it begans no time for collective sadness time to take your place and start pointing the finger of blame.

Alton Sterling’s Death for the World to See

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His brutal death can not be ignored.

Alton Sterling killed by police…but why?


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