R.I.P. Patty Duke and Ken Howard

From CNN: Patty Duke, the actress who won fame with her stage and screen portrayals of Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” died Tuesday, according to her agent. She was 69. Duke died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine, according to a statement from Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates, the agency that represented her. “This […]

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Why We Blog and Vent (UPDATE)

Reality_check made a comment in one of fellow blogger Lavern Merriweather’s articles. Here’s what he wrote: I’m just wondering– aren’t you tired of wasting all this energy complaining, bemoaning and venting about white people? Seriously. All your efforts are in vain because THEY ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE. So I fail to see where all this […]

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Vern’s Venting: Nazi America

By Lavern Merriweather: I could have sworn that the Constitution of the United States tells us very clearly that we as American citizens have the right to peaceably address our grievances. I know I ain’t wrong. However, that doesn’t stop me from seeing cops physically assaulting black protesters at a recent rally in St. Louis […]

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R.I.P. Phife Dawg

From The Root: Malik Taylor, known as Phife Dawg, from A Tribe Called Quest, died Wednesday at the age of 45. Although the cause of death has not been released, Taylor had been battling Type 1 diabetes for several years. Taylor’s music with ATCQ catapulted hip-hop to another level. The group’s albums The Low End […]

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Vern’s Venting: Give a Dog a Bone

By Lavern Merriweather: The next time a white person brings up black-on-black violence as a way to argue against Black Lives Matter, you are perfectly within your right to throw white-on-white violence right back in their face. I say this, because white people have been using the brutality we sometimes inflict on each other as […]

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