By Lavern Merriweather: It appears that many white folks in the media only want to give a shit about black women when it suits them, more specifically when they can use it as an excuse to play protector against the big, black male boogeyman. I wrote previously about a female pedestrian in California named Marlene […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Black Woman’s Burden
The following is a quote from the man who designed the Confederate battle flag, William Tappan Thompson. Defending it, he wrote the following: “As a people, we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause… Such […]Read More For Confederate Flag Defenders
I seriously don’t understand the mindset of (some) conservatives these days. It seems like most of them are lost in a realm outside the space of reality. But what’s really frustrating, as a man of color, is their insistence that racism is primarily a thing of the past. Yet, most racists tend to lean toward […]Read More Bill O’Reilly’s Race Problem
It has been days since the awful terrorist attack on the Emanuel AME Church where white supremacist shooter Dylann Roof shot and murdered nine black people. After the tragedy, news outlets uncovered pictures of him wearing racist paraphernalia, including a picture of him holding the infamous battle flag of the old Confederacy. Since then, people […]Read More Flag Down!
Nine lives were taken in a church a few days ago in Charleston by a wanna-be white supremacist. The victims were black. The massacre occurred at the Emanuel AME Church one evening during a Bible meeting. The assassin Dylann Roof waited an hour to make his move. He took out his gun and started firing […]Read More Thoughts on Charleston
By Lavern Merriweather: Correct me if I am wrong good people, and I don’t think I am, but isn’t a freedom something that everyone is meant to enjoy? If something is said to be free, then shouldn’t we all get to participate in it? Not so in America where although something is referred to as […]Read More Vern’s Venting: Freedom of Speech
All eyes of the world are focused on Charleston, South Carolina, as yet another mass murder has taken place. This time it took place at a setting most people least expected, at a church. The most troubling part is that it was a white male shooting up a black church, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal […]Read More The Charleston Church Shooting: SECOND UPDATE