By Lavern Merriweather: Okay. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I don’t believe in Bigfoot, aliens, ghosts or the Loch Ness monster. However, the latest and disturbing growing number of black people getting killed by police has given me more than enough reason to take notice. It’s not just the amount of people that bothers me, […]Read More Vern’s Venting: It Ain’t a Coincidence, People
By Lavern Merriweather: White people never fail to surprise or amaze when it comes to the level that their stupidity or racism will sink. Recently, one of the hosts of E! channel’s show “Fashion Police” Giuliana Rancic made a disparaging and – some would say – racist comment about pop singer Zendaya. Zendaya was wearing […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Shut Your Ass Up!
Lately, more and more people continue to tell me that racism against blacks, or people of color, doesn’t exist. Most of the time, their reasons seem unsubstantial or nonexistent altogether. Whatever explanations that are given, however, seem to hark back on everything from the Civil Rights Movement to the election of the nation’s first half-black […]Read More Denying Experiences of Racism
“Strange Fruit” is the title of a song performed by the legendary singer Billie Holiday. The theme of the song was a lyrical protest against the lynching of African Americans back in the day. The song was produced and recorded in 1939. The “strange fruit” in the song was a metaphor to dead black bodies […]Read More Strange Fruit 2015
Recently, my den was invaded by a right-winger who was hellbent in making my post about the conservatives’ favorite angry white man Bill O’Reilly and the scandal surrounding his journalistic time line. It seemed this dude was angry himself that I had the nerve to ask for conservatives to practice their mantra of personal responsibility, […]Read More Conservatives, We Need To Talk
You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as many articles as I used to. That is due to my alter ego’s undertaking at a new temporary job. For a while, there will be fewer articles per week until at least after June, hopefully. Honestly speaking, I have contemplated giving up blogging or at […]Read More The Future of the Blog
By Lavern Merriweather: One of the cable movie channels was showing the Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder buddy flick “Stir Crazy” for the 200th time that month. So I decided to watch it. I hadn’t seen the movie in a while, and they were giving me more than enough opportunities to catch up with the film […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Where Is the Love?