Notable Links: 3-28/14

‘Colbert Report’ tweet stirs up anger On Wednesday’s Colbert Report, the satirist made fun of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s recently announced Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. Snyder created the charity “to provide resources that offer genuine opportunities for Tribal communities,” according to a press release, but Colbert mocked it as an attempt at positive […]

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Quick Thoughts: Overwhelmed

Have you ever been slammed with so much negativity at one period in time that it drives you into depression? I have, more times than I care to count. Although, my personal life is running smooth, negativity from outside creeps up to attack you. This form of negativity is something – I think – comes […]

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The White Man March? Pffft…

I told myself I wasn’t going to bother dealing with this. I saw it as a non-issue. I saw it as a tired-ass joke. And besides, many people have already weighed in on the laughing stock known as the White Man March. In case you haven’t heard, and no one would blame you, a white […]

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Notable Links: 3-20/14

How to Stop Putin in His Tracks This crisis began, after all, when Putin took notice that Ukraine—which he and every other Russian leader in history have regarded as deeply tied to Russia—was drifting into the West’s orbit. Then-President Viktor Yanukovych had taken steps toward an affiliation with the European Union. Putin feared, correctly, that […]

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Vern’s Venting: Big Bad Wolf

by Lavern Merriweather Brotha’s moniker name notwithstanding, I titled this post that because of a very disturbing trend I am seeing in the media, painting black males as scary, dangerous brutes even when they aren’t doing shit wrong. When it comes to black folks, white people love to blow shit right out of proportion, and […]

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