Is it a cop? Is it a cab? Is it just some bamas from Suitland, Md.? We don’t know. We just know they’re in the rearview and we’re just gonna do the speed limit and obey all the traffic laws until they pass us.
I could never say this out loud in my community, but every year I become more and more put off by the fourth of July. Honestly, I can’t stand the rabid patriotism.
I was in a bar yesterday, and this white man asked me to describe America. I said, “fucked.” He said, “beautiful.” Another white man said, “opportunity.” I quit.
Many Americans love to view this country’s history with rose coloured shades. They love to boast about how great and awesome that history is, when if they peered into any history book they would be proven wrong.
Yours is an honest response and I appreciate it. As one who can trace his family only to the 1700's and then all is lost due to white folks enslavement of my folks, I am comfortable saying that the so-called founding fathers were vicious assholes who raped women, children, and men, and murdered for sport. And, those…
Word. Like the idea of having to owe America anything, after you had to fight to get basic human decency from America (still fighting in-fact), makes little to no sense. July 4th isn’t our independence day to be real about it. Black folks didn’t get freedom when that happened. We had to wait till about 1964 for that…
“I’m beyond people equating patriotism with the military and more than beyond people refusing to see the parallels between patriotism and racism.”
No one is more patriotic than the black folks who fight for this country, knowing damn well this country will not fight for them.
The NYT did this dumbass writeup about what Independence Day meant to people across America (lol ok). I’m not going to link to it because it’ll just piss everyone off for the rest of the day. I’m beyond people equating patriotism with the military and more than beyond people refusing to see the parallels between…
Another interesting story in that Establishment article, is that Teen Vogue had the audacity to offer $50 for 1200 words...
Exactly, being black doesn’t automatically make one my friend, just as being white doesn’t automatically make one my enemy..
In a text message exchange, Johnson replied, “Love to chat. I hear you are one of those reporters that like to tear down black businesses.”
Long before Mustafa Santiago Ali helped establish one of our nation’s most esteemed federal programs, he was a child raised in a Baptist and Pentecostal church. He was born in a family passionate about social justice and civil rights, and his faith laid the foundation for a life of giving back.
In the United States, race is the dominant factor when it comes to living in a toxic environment because black, brown and poor people are more likely to live in polluted communities with contaminated water, dirty air and toxic waste.
Updated Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 3:45 p.m. EDT: Earlier today, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, who uncovered the U.S. District Court document this article was based on, tweeted the following:
“By now we’re sure that you are aware of this, but if you aren’t, then let us hip you to game: The Root is run and managed by righteous black women.”
I see Beyoncé and Idris slander and I will NOT have it. We’re gone for one day and y’all are blaspheming all over the place.
I am not allowed to speak about Stephen’s shady Instagram habits. But they’re shady.
This story is absolutely cool. I hope that her presentations get taped and shown in all the places she can’t make it to in person.