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Terror for Profit


America made Dylann Storm Roof. His act of terrorism didn’t happen in isolation. He is the physical and present-day manifestation of a deeply-ingrained mindset that says white Americans are superior and black Americans are – and should remain – at the bottom of America’s social strata. That blacks can be put down. That blacks can Read More >>

Not same-sex marriage, not the Affordable Care Act, that OTHER Supreme Court ruling!


This has been a big week for the United States Supreme Court. Major decisions given over the past two days: to keep in place the Affordable Care Act’s current tax subsidies, effectively maintaining affordable access to health care for millions and that “same-sex marriage” will now just be called marriage across all 50 states. A big victory Read More >>

Committed to Lies


This post was originally published in The Memphis Flyer. Emancipation by veracity is a beautiful, if elusive, concept. People in search of comfort may turn to scripture after last week’s massacre of nine black churchgoers by a lone white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina. I am drawn to John 8:32, in which Jesus tells his Read More >>

The Politics of Hate


This piece was originally published on The Hill. Last week was one of those moments in history when the politics of hatred seized hold and as a nation we fell into a racial abyss. Donald Trump led the way. Announcing that he was joining the Republican field as a candidate for president, he quickly seized Read More >>



This blog was originally published on  When my sister-in-law was pregnant with her first child, she drove me crazy, calling me at all hours to tell me about every little ache and pain she experienced. When she was six months into her pregnancy, her water broke. She realized something was off, but it never occurred Read More >>

The New Female Face of the $10 Bill


Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has announced that a to-be-determined woman will be pushing Alexander Hamilton from the focal point of the $10 in 2020. This will be the first bill in more than a century to feature the portrait of a woman. While the final decision lies with Lew, he and President Obama will discuss Read More >>

Monster in the Mission


This piece was originally posted on The Huffington Post San Francisco. “The only public housing this city provides is county jails,” Bilal Ali of the Coalition Against Homelessness said at a rally on the steps of San Francisco’s city hall last Tuesday. Ali was referring to the construction of new prisons, which will continue to Read More >>