CNN Anchor Don Lemon got himself into some hot water when he said that Bill O’Reilly’s criticism of the black community “doesn’t go far enough” before he began his own finger-wagging. You see, O’Reilly, a Fox News pundit and all-around white male racist, went on a rant about how black community is practically fucked up. […]Read More Dear America: STOP LECTURING BLACK FOLKS ABOUT WHAT’S WRONG WITH THEM!
by Lavern Merriweather Despite what some people, including black folks, seem to think, the images we see on TV and the big screen do influence many times how we view ourselves and each other. What we think of ourselves and others of color is often times framed by news and entertainment. Hollyweird with all its […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Symbolism DOES Matter
VIDEO: Police Chief Calls Secretary of State Kerry a ‘Piece of Shit Traitor,’ Then Fires Machine Gun Kessler begins his rant by reading a headline from a June 3, 2013 Fox News story — “Kerry says US will sign UN treaty on arms regulation despite lawmaker opposition.” He then launches into an angry rant professing […]Read More Notable Links: 7-26/13
by Lavern Merriweather Is it just me, because I can’t be the only that notices how quiet certain groups, who consider themselves fighting for social justice, are when it comes to white males, particularly ones that are popular, successful and well liked such as movie and TV star Alec Baldwin. Several days ago, Mr. Baldwin, […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Silent & Absent
It’s been several days since George Zimmerman, a crazed, neighbohood watch leader who shot and murdered an unarmed 17 year-old black male by the name of Trayvon Martin for looking suspicious, was acquitted, free to walk the Earth feeling like a righteous hero with his fans pleased that “justice” was served. I put “justice” in […]Read More Trayvon, Zimmerman & Black Life in America
by Lavern Merriweather NOTE: This was written prior to the verdict. With the trial of accused murderer George Zimmerman ongoing, I thought what I would finally add my two cents to the situation. Part of the reason why I haven’t written anything is because it has been difficult reading as well as hearing details about […]Read More Vern’s Venting: For Trayvon
What did race have to do with the George Zimmerman case? What did race have to do with the George Zimmerman case in America? George Zimmerman, a half-white, half-Latino man who gets a bloody nose and a few scratches on his head, shoots dead Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, 17-year-old black boy, calls it self-defence and […]Read More Notable Links: 7-19/13