Alabama Jailhouse

The Scottsboro Boys were nine Afican-American teenagers who were accused in 1931 of the rape of a white woman in Alabama. The legal case that resulted included a frame-up, attempts at lynching by an angry mob, and an all-white jury. The case still stands as one of America’s worst examples of racism, systemic abuses and the overall miscarriage of justice. … [Read more]

Stop-and-Frisk Milestone Reached and it’s Nothing to be Proud Of

With approximately 34,500 uniformed officers and 51,000 employees overall – even more than the Federal Bureau of Investigation – the New York City Police Department is the largest police force in the country. It’s a powerful army in its own right and it has been expanding its global presence as it continues to fight the global war on terror.… [Read more]

The Battle Against Stop and Frisk

One rationale for continuing stop and frisk practices is that it is a viable, proactive and productive way for law enforcement to combat crime. Personally, I beg to differ; in my opinion it’s like using a sledgehammer on a nail. You may get the desired result but what else are you smashing?

That’s how I feel about “Stop and Frisk.” We are well aware of the controversy surrounding the stop and frisk practices in New York City.… [Read more]

Racial Entitlement

During oral arguments on a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia likened congressional support for the Act to a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” Just what was Scalia saying? Was he saying black people do not have a right to have their vote protected?

When I hear “racial entitlement” I think of the first 350 years in this land and the fact white people were entitled to everything — jobs, education, social mobility, protection, pride, land and status — and black people were entitled to nothing.… [Read more]

Negroes? With GUNS? RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!

Bill Schmalfeldt was otherwise occupied this week having his foot surgically removed from the descending colon of a wingnut lawbreaker. So this week, his space is occupied by a guest columnist.

by Lester Smelgerson Public Affairs Spokesman Howard County, Maryland, Tea Party Splinter Group That Splintered from Real Tea Party Upon Learning Actual Tea Party is a Tool of the Left Being Used to Make People Hate Conservatives

Our worst nightmares are coming true.… [Read more]

Why Black History Month

A conservative gadfly said that what America needs is a “White History Month” She stated that white men have greatly contributed to make America the greatest and most powerful country on the planet and they should be celebrated –  just as African-Americans are celebrated for their accomplishments during the month of February.

There is nothing wrong with honoring the accomplishments of white men.… [Read more]

When Is a Jew Not a Jew?

When is a Jew not a Jew? Apparently, when she’s a Black, Ethopian Jew, or Falasha. Originally, “Falasha” was a derogatory term — meaning “sojourner” in Amharic, an ancient language related to Hebrew — but adopted by the Jews who settled in what is now Ethiopia in ancient times. These people now generally refer to themselves as Beta Israel, or “Community of Israel.”In 1950, shortly after the foundation of the modern State of Israel in 1948 the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, passed the so-called “Law of Return” which made it simple for any Jew to emigrate to Israeli and declared that such immigrants would be granted Israeli citizenship.… [Read more]

Raising WMAs (White Males, American)

I was born to a middle-class, white, married couple in 1978 in a safe, conservative town in Michigan. My parents are still married almost forty years later, and they still live in the home I grew up in, and they still have good jobs – and because they are smart with their money, they are comfortable.… [Read more]

KKK Is Alive And Booming In Israel: Only Thing Missing Is White Robes

It seems the Jews in the Holy Land have definitely forgotten their past. They have forgotten what things were like for them prior to the 1948 UN resolution establishing the State of Israel. They have forgotten the pogroms in Europe, the Spanish Inquisition and when they were a wandering people, a people without a homeland.

KKKHanukkah Protest In Israel

It is always baffling to me to see the victim become a perpetrator of the very injustice they once cried out against.… [Read more]

To Serve and Protect Whom?

Police officers shoot and kill an unarmed black man. We’ve all read and heard this script ad nauseam, to the extent that when it resurfaces we are no longer surprised; we’re immune to a certain degree, but still distraught. It has played out verbatim so often we know the outcome. The accused officers will be suspended pending an investigation.… [Read more]

In Defense of Patriotism

There’s a certain sentence that I don’t say around my friends. It’s a secret combination that I never say out loud, because if I do, it’s sure to unleash a tide of raised eyebrows and ‘Reaaaaaaaaaaaaaly?’s, and a whole host of half-baked justifications and excuses will tumble out of my mouth. Reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaly, it’s better to just keep it to myself.… [Read more]

Black Sheep

With the leading CNN, Newsweek and primetime headlines about Israel many would be surprised to learn Israel is one of the world’s leading metropolitan and technologically advanced countries. Israel has the second largest number of startup companies in the world and the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies outside of North America. In 2010 it ranked 17th among the world’s most economically developed nations according to the International Institute for Management and Development’s World Competitiveness Yearbook.… [Read more]

One Nation Under Funk

My mind is numb from two hours of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. The buzz in my ears may never stop and my body is finally coming to rest after one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. The Funkadelics are a band that plays a little rock, a little blues, a little rap and a lot of soul.… [Read more]

Lazy

Yesterday on national TV, Mitt Romney surrogate, John Sununu, called the President of the United States, ‘not so smart, incompetent and lazy‘. This is not the first time Sununu has used racially charged words to describe Barack Obama, and this is not the first time a Romney surrogate has described the President using a racial euphemism.… [Read more]

Our Herculean President

We loyal lefties have had to endure some hits this go around. From the ACA (“ObamaCare”) without a public option, to necessary bank bailouts with no strings attached, to continued wholesale tax giveaways for the rich and corporate welfare for Exxon/Mobil and the like, to watered down legislation of all varieties, it hasn’t been a perfect ride.… [Read more]

Mississippi Goddam

This week’s Say It In Song choice features Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” — still as timely now as it was then.

 

How’s voting against your own interests working out for you, Mississippi?… [Read more]

The Speech That Still Has Everyone Talking

“Masterful.”  – Fox News’ Chris Wallace

“Very well delivered” – Fox News contributor Karl Rove

“Oh my god.” – MSNBC, Rachel Maddow

“Brilliantly written and brilliantly delivered.” – MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt

“Michelle Obama owned this convention in a way that no speaker owned the floor of the convention in Tampa.” – Chuck Todd

“Never heard such a well delivered speech by a first lady ever.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper

“A grand slam.” – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

These are just some of the rave reviews FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech received.… [Read more]

Does Mitt Romney’s ‘Director of Social Media’ Tweet with His Authority?

Why in God’s name is Mitt Romney‘s Social Media Director, Bill Murphy, “retweeting” racist claptrap about the “inevitable black on white race war?” And how can Romney keep him on his staff?

Bill Murphy, former associate of convicted felon and creator of the Vice and Victory Agency, Ali Akbar (click here for links to multiple stories about Akbar) retweeted this piece of hate propaganda from the Pat Dollard blog.… [Read more]

Domestic Terrorist Massacre

In less than a month removed from the Aurora Colorado shooting, America was attacked by a domestic terrorist named Wade Michael Page. The self-appointed executioner killed six innocent people who were worshiping peacefully in their Wisconsin Sikh Temple, and wounded numerous others, including the first police officer on the scene. Page was a drunken looser to the nth degree, drummed out the military for numerous offenses, mostly for being the base drunk and an incompetent worker.… [Read more]

Say it Isn’t So, Clint!

I guess I’m the last person in the world to find out that Clint Eastwood is no hero. He only plays one in the movies. He’s a great actor and a director, but not a good judge of politicians.

While it’s been widely known that Clint is a Republican, his recent publicized comments on Gay Marriage gave me the idea he was still a pretty nice guy.… [Read more]