Why do Republicans continue to be obsessed with shiny new objects when it comes to the Black community as opposed to being willing to keep their eyes on the prize with the “hard” work of coalition building? I have had enough of the Kanye West-Donald Trump “bromance.” KANYE WEST IS NOT A REPUBLICAN, NOR IS HE A CONSERVATIVE! In my almost 20 years of being a columnist, … [Read more...]
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On May 3, the Chicago Tribune said this of the Starbucks incident in an editorial: “When we started reading this sentence in Thursday's Tribune, "Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything ..." we figured we knew how it would end. That the men, entrepreneurs Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, had filed a multimillion-dollar … [Read more...]
Can a person of color with a disability (or disabilities) also be a person of privilege? Not! Privilege is defined as a special right, advantage or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or a group of people. Disabled people of color need not apply. I have not always been a person with a disability. I have been called, referred to, classified as, and … [Read more...]
Since President Trump took office last year, immigration enforcement officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have dramatically expanded their presence at criminal and civil courts, including in family, landlord-tenant, and traffic courts across the United States. The presence of these officers and increased immigration … [Read more...]
The definition of a cartel is a group of “individuals or firms who agree not to compete with each other and therefore keeping prices fixed to maximize profits.” Both local landlords and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are doing the same thing, yet when it comes to White landlords, they call what they are doing “supply and demand” but the Arabs are … [Read more...]