Black Male Season Continues: Another Brotha Gunned Down By Police


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This shit continues undisturbed with no signs of slowing down or stopping. At this point, claiming that being black in America is hazardous to your health is an accurate observation, not an overexaggeration.

Raw Story reports:

Dash cam video released by the Tulsa Police Department on Monday showed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher with his hands above his head moments before he was shot and killed by one of the officers at the scene.

At a press conference on Monday, Chief Chuck Jordan explained that the video was “very disturbing — very difficult to watch.”

The video shows multiple police cruisers approach Crutcher’s vehicle, which appears to be broken down in the middle of the road. Crutcher is seen with his hands in the air. Both hands appear to be empty.

Pastor Rodney Goss of Morning Star Baptist Church, who was able to view the dash cam video as well as video from other department vehicles, said that all views showed Crutcher’s hands in the air.

Goss also denied claims made by a police spokesperson that suggested Crutcher was shot because he refused to obey commands.

Already, cops are trying to justify the shooting. Of course they would. They must save their own necks before admitting to any wrongdoing or gross incompetence.

“It was not apparent at any angle from any point that he lunged, came toward, aggressively attacked, or made any sudden movements that would have been considered a threat or life-threatening toward the officer,” Goss told Tulsa World.

The officer who pulled the trigger was later identified as Betty Shelby. She was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

It must be police procedure or something. How many other similar incidents have we seen where the officer in question was placed on paid administrative leave which means that they still get paid after murdering someone who posed no threat?

Like with any and all cop killings, the same old story will repeat itself like a bad rerun of a terrible show. It’s so recurrent that we know what to expect from the police, the “justice system” and political and social media commentaries. This was another edition of cops killing unarmed black people. So, the moment we heard about the news, we knew police was going to try to spin the incident in favor of the suspected cop who will be tried and probably freed or given a minimal sentence. Of course, if this is picked up by the mainstream media, especially of the conservative variety, they will do their best to uncover as much information about the victim as possible, such as his legal records, and will work hard to paint him as a criminal who deserved to die. And of course, black-on-black crime will be thrown into the mix.

Welcome to America where being black is a crime, and not too many people gives a fuck and are seemingly proud of it.

Vern’s Venting: Angry Becky on the Rampage


By Lavern Merriweather:

By now, everybody has heard of the mea culpa given recently by Lena Dunham, the star and creator of the HBO hit “Girls”, for her inflammatory criticism of New York Giants player Odell Beckham Jr. Lena was forced to apologize after being seated next to Mr. Beckham at a Met Ball in May of this year. Apparently, Ms. Dunham is still crying some rather salty tears, because of Mr. Beckham’s lack of acknowledgment to her presence.

She said and I quote, “I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me, and he determined I was not the shape of woman by his standards. He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog’. It wasn’t mean – he just seemed confused”. And because Mr. Beckham dare not drool over the arrogant female, in a tuxedo no less, Dunham ended her whiny rant with the gem: “This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes”.

Okay people, where do I even began breaking down the total douche baggery of Ms. Dunham’s self-centered, self-serving, petty, offensive and yes racist unfair seething?

No, Ms. Dunham it is you that are confused about what constitutes classy, sophisticated behavior as opposed to that of a childish, entitled, privileged little brat. I’m surprised she didn’t threaten to hold her breath until her face turned blue or immediately jumped on the floor and starting pounding it while screaming for another piece of cake.

Alas, even Lena’s words on Twitter to supposedly make amends sounded very much like a ‘woe is me’ trope. Ms. Dunham prattles on about her insecurities, then makes a snarky comment about her ‘humor’ and the level of outrage she got from her egotistical ramblings. It wasn’t until some obvious much needed self-reflection did Ms. Dunham issue a much more valid and less haughty, smug apology.

Hopefully, Ms. Dunham has learned something from this, meaning that the whole world isn’t going to give in to her puerile notions of beauty and race within the confines of her protected little world. What she did was not only disgraceful, but a pattern of conduct that got black men lynched 100 years ago. For those who have an issue with me bringing Mr. Beckham’s race into this, tough. You can’t tell me that his being a black man had no bearing for why Ms. Dunham thought that nobody would call her obnoxiousness to the carpet, then trying to use being a comedian and her humor as an excuse as if that has anything to do with it. Her conjuring some made-up fantasy disgust for her looks and figure by this black male who, for all intense purposes was minding his own business, was not the least bit funny. Nor do I believe she meant her comments as a joke.

This woman actually had the gall to be upset because a male Negro was not showing sexual interest in her. I would assume that Ms. Dunham has attended many award functions where there were white male guests who did not even look at her sideways. Yet, she rather picks on the black man for some manufactured rejection. I’d like to know if Lena herself made any effort whatsoever to engage Mr. Beckham in some casual conversation. Perhaps she was so busy being a shit starter that it would have been far too much for her to create a dialogue. I could understand her point if she had actually spoke with Mr. Beckham, and he was rude to her. But that wasn’t even close to the case

To those snotty complainers defending Lena’s actions by saying that Odell not talking to her was rude in itself, go kick rocks. Mr. Beckham was not obligated in any capacity to show her attention and the fact that she became a she-wolf in the aftermath tells me he was right not to. In case you haven’t noticed Lena, you aren’t that pretty by Hollywood’s standards and much of anyone else’s. A declaration she has made herself. But because black men are suspect to find any female that has white complexion beautiful, he is a total jerk for ignoring her.

Here’s the thing Lena, the only jerk in this scenario is you. Whatever insecurities you have are your crosses to bear and yours alone. It ain’t Odell Beckham’s problem.

And to her fans who claim that she made a mistake, give me a break!! Lena is an adult, and she should have behaved like one. She knew damn well what she was doing. Dunham was trying to get a black man in trouble for no damn good reason. So, the only thing she gets from me is an upright middle finger.

Speaking of black male celebrities in trouble, Chris Brown is facing legal issues again based on the accusations of a former beauty queen named Baylee Curran. The accuser Curran, claims that Chris Brown held a gun to her head when she states that she was admiring some jewelry of his she saw lying out. Or rahter more like that is one of the many versions she has told about her encounter with the R&B star.

Ms. Curran has told damn near every media outlet that would listen that he held the gun in front of her initially. Her story has changed so many times that I am having a hard time keeping up. Ms. Curran also alleges that she touched the jewelry, then says that she didn’t. Okay, well which one is it? I have a sneaky suspicion that not even she knows anymore, despite her declaration that she wants the truth to come out. Do you really, Ms. Curran, because I have a feeling that if and when it does, things will not look so promising for you. After all there is the matter of a rumor floating around that Baylee is good friends with Nia Guzman who is the mother of Chris’ daughter. If that weren’t bad enough, Curran is reported to have sent Guzman a text saying that she wanted to “take him down and make him pay”.

I don’t know if that’s true or not. However a preplanned idea to target the singer will not fare well in her attempt to seek the truth. Another truth Ms. Curran might want to avoid is the fact that she is wanted in New York for an incident where she is suspected of stealing a woman’s purse while at the Plaza hotel in 2013.

Anyone reading this who wants to question what the accuser’s past has to do with anything should consider several factors: First of all, if she is a thief who had a previous intent to frame Mr. Brown, then her word is not to be trusted or believed. Second, if she is in cahoots with the child’s mother, then she’s a despicable liar that has wasted the police officers’ valuable time with her sham of a story.

Now, I’m not implying that because she has a tainted history that automatically means she is lying. However, certain revelations that have surfaced about Miss Curran since this sordid tale broke leaves one with every right to have doubts. Miss Curran was also stripped of her title for an undisclosed reason a number of years ago.

Before some criticize me for delving into her background, Chris Brown’s life has been dissected many times over after her allegation. Some in the media have even mentioned his so-called ‘history of violence’ towards women. Meanwhile, famous white males such as Mickey Rourke, Charlie Sheen and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee are afforded the luxury of having prior misdeeds with women overlooked. I fail to see how one incident constitutes an entire history, especially when those white men have actually had multiple infractions.

Not one news outlet covering the story has brought up the fact that Miss Curran came to his house sans invitation, and when she was told repeatedly to leave, she refused. Now, when you show up to someone’s home uninvited, particularly someone you don’t know, common courtesy is to exit when you are told to do so. This might be used as leverage by Miss Curran’s attorneys to say that Mr. Brown acted out of anger by pulling a gun on her. Still, that does not justify her being at this man’s house when she was not asked to come or to stay. That is a tidbit that the media is glossing over much the same way many in the media are manipulating their words.

For the record, Chris was not in a standoff with police. He told them that they couldn’t enter without benefit of a warrant which is a highly reasonable attitude regardless of who is demanding it.

Mr. Brown was later arrested after a supposed bag of drugs and guns was tossed out of a window that has yet to be recovered by the LAPD. It should be noted that following his arrest, Mr. Brown paid bail to secure his release from jail and that no gun or bag of guns was found in his residence. Mr. Brown may have very well had a friend get rid of the weapon before the cops could come in or this woman is making the entire thing up. I will wait and see what happens at trial if there is one baring any new evidence that comes to light. And if Miss Curran is lying then she should face the exact same scrutiny and vilification that Mr. Brown is getting.

Lena Durham’s Comments on Odell Beckham Jr. and All Things Seriously Wrong With Them


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Lena Durham, best known as the creator, writer and star of the HBO series Girls and considered to be one of Hollywood’s biggest feminists, caused a media frenzy and internet firestorm for comments illustrating her internal conversation with herself pertaining to NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. during the MET gala in May. She seated next to him during the event. During a recent conversation with another Hollywood feminist Amy Schumer, she said the following:

I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused. The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f— it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.’ It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie. I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.’

And it gets better, folks.

After her chat was broadcast all over the news, social media had to say something. Durham would apologize…Well, not really:

I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology. Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don’t rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it’s hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage. This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he’d rather be seated with. But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it. Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don’t know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he’s having or what his truth is. But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men. I’m so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don’t know about his state of mind (I don’t know a lot of things) and I shouldn’t have acted like I did. Much love and thanks, Lena.

Okay, let’s examine this train wreck piece by piece.

First, Durham opened with bashing her appearance. (She wore a tuxedo at the time.) Then, she projected that onto Beckham assuming that she didn’t look like the kind of woman he would want. Obviously, she had some kind of momentary attraction to Beckham which is harmless. But instead, she made it seem like it was all about him and what he thought about her.

Second, Durham made Beckham sound like a complete condescending idiot by – one again – making assumptions as to what he’s thinking about her after he supposedly took a brief glimpse at her, “That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused.”. Of course, the possibility can’t be because Beckham simply wasn’t interested in her. He probably didn’t even know who she was. Maybe he was shy. Who knows what was going on in his mind? Apparently, she thinks she does.

Third, Durham painted Beckham as kind of a sexual deviant. “Do I want to f— it?” If you’re reminded of the black rapist stereotype and how it lead to hundreds of lynchings, you’re not alone. But most of what’s said so far appears to be projection. She may really want him more than he wants her. Again, there’s nothing wrong with that, but the context in which it was said reduced Beckham to a racist caricature.

Fourth, Durham’s portrayal of Beckham not wanting her has the earmarks of the constant push for make white women the standard for beauty. She wasn’t noticed by a black man. So, she got disappointed.

Fifth, Durham’s apology was anything but. She proceeds to blame Beckham for her thoughts while self-depreciating herself. “Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don’t rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it’s hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage. This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he’d rather be seated with. But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts.” In other words, she made herself the victim of a black man for her own thoughts, because he wasn’t into her.

Already, people have declared Durham’s latest volume of disturbance (She confessed to molesting her own sister when they were little.) as an example of white feminism. Hell, some claim she is white feminism. Some claim that the term itself is recent, but the racist campaign to uplift white women as the epitome of beauty, elegance and purity and protect them from the onslaught of black males who, according to the stereotype, hunger for white vaginae has existed for at least 100 years. Nothing’s new.

Yet Another Racial Hoax Has Happened


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Tell me if you’ve heard something like this before.

A white person reports that he, she or someone she knows who’s also white is a victim of a crime, usually one that involves violence. This person tells the police that the suspect is black. There’s immediately a search for this black suspect as well as an investigation as to whether or not the person’s story is authentic.

In time, police conclude – with evidence – that there was no black criminal. However, in some cases, a crime actually did occur, but it was committed by the person who made the report in the first place. And this person came up with the nonexistent black suspect to get away with it, because of the prevalent criminal black male stereotype that society doesn’t want to get rid of, the overblown fear of black-on-white crime and its pathological denial of its race problem.

Well, it happened again. US Uncut reports:

Courtney Chancellor called campus police at around 8:30pm, reporting that while she was delivering food for sandwich chain Jimmy John’s, a young 6 foot tall black man with facial hair and an upper arm tattoo “flashed a gun near Wolpers Hall and demanded money.”

Authorities initially sent out security alerts to students, faculty, staff, and local news outlets, encouraging thousands of people to be on the lookout for the fictional black man.

When MUPD reviewed evidence from nearby surveillance cameras and confronted Chancellor – who is not a student at the campus – she confessed to falsely claiming a robbery…

…It is currently unknown why Chancellor faked the robbery, or why she chose to describe her attacker as a black stereotype. She has since been arrested for filing a false report.

There have been cases where no crime was committed. Yet, there have been white people who knowingly chose to make one up and blame it on a black man that never existed or has blamed an actual black man for a crime he didn’t commit despite the devastating effect it will have on that man and black people in general. Emmett Till anyone?

Quick Thoughts: Bill O’Reilly and Chris Brown Are in Trouble Again, Tomi Lahren’s Angry Again and More


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People are flawed. We’re not perfect. We weren’t meant to be. But some people can’t or won’t admit their mistakes. Some people of the more delusional variety don’t believe they have any inadequacies. And then we have the assholes who won’t acknowledge their faults or misdeeds but delight in explaining what other people’s are.

Enter Bill O’Reilly who has a long history of chastising the black community using racist stereotypes he cites as ‘truths’ is the target of a sexual harassment allegation by former Fox News anchor Andrea Tantaros. Remember, this came off the heels of numerous sexual assault allegations against their former boss and CEO Roger Ailes who was forced to resign.

You also have to think back to the time O’Reilly was accused of sexual harassment in 2004. Back then Andrea Mackris, a Fox producer, accused O’Reilly of making lewd and threatening comments during their conversations. So, this ain’t the first time the conservative commentator expressed his freakiness.

And yet, according to O’Reilly, Black Lives Matter is dangerous to Americans.

At this point, Fox News, the media arm for the Republican party and megaphone for conservative views is becoming more dangerous for women to work. You begin to wonder who’s next to be revealed as a sexual predator working in Rupert Murdock’s Right wing media empire.

In other sad-ass news about famous people’s fuckery, guess who’s in trouble for the millionth time? If you’ve guessed Chris Brown, you’re right. The troubled R & B singer got arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a beauty pageant model (Baylee Curran) during one of his rage-fueled moments. As usual, Brown claims he’s the true victim. He took to Instagram to vent about being held up in his home while cursing the bejesus out of the police.

As you know, Chris Brown has had legal troubles ever since that infamous night in 2009. (You know what happened.) and most of those troubles stem from his violent temper. When you think about it, it’s not all that surprising given that he came from an abusive home  Hurt people hurt people. He witnessed violence growing up and grew up becoming violent.

It’s gotten to where you start predicting Chris Brown’s downfall, something will happen that neither he nor his celebrity status can never recover from. But I honestly fear an event so severe that it will land him in the same sinking boat as O.J. Simpson.

Or worse.

That’s why Brown desperately needs help. He needs help in the worst way possible. The help he’s getting obviously hasn’t helped much, at least in the public’s eye. It’s time for a serious change. That is, if he wants it. And so far, it doesn’t look like he does.

And while we’re at it, The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren needs help as well. Or rather, she and the population of fools that erroneously interpret any stance, vocally or physically, against any form of racism against blacks as hatred against white people need serious help, especially in reading comprehension skills.

After 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick protested against the National Anthem, the blonde bubbleheaded Becky proceeded to accused him of (drumroll) blaming white people.

But did he? Not according to The Breakfast Club‘s host Charlamagne the God who stated that he heard and read Kaepernick’s entire interview and stressed that he never mentioned ‘white people’ once.

I haven’t heard nor watched the interview, but I’ve read articles with excerpts from the interview. And not one has mentioned nor implied that white people are to blame.

The transcript is located here, and as I’m reading it…nope, no white people blaming.

So, Ms. Lahren, YOU ARE A LIAR!

No, worse than that. You’re an Ann Coulter clone!

You don’t know anything about what’s going on in the world, and you apparently put forth zero effort in learning them. And yet, you speak with such passion and anger that you appear to believe that your views are objective. To put it simply, you’re an angry, thoughtless white woman, a perfect soldier for the male conservative order.

I know that the title of this article says that there’s more. But I’m honestly tapped out. Famous people and their fuckery can get on your nerves.

R.I.P. Gene Wilder


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From Variety:

Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

His nephew said in a statement, “We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality. The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.

He continued to enjoy art, music, and kissing with his leading lady of the last twenty-five years, Karen. He danced down a church aisle at a wedding as parent of the groom and ring bearer, held countless afternoon movie western marathons and delighted in the the company of beloved ones.”

He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989.

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The Fragility of Whiteness: White Feelings Matter More Than Reality and Morality


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First off, I want to say that this post is NOT about all white people. I repeat; this post is NOT in any way about all white people. This topic is about SOME white people.

Now, that I got that out of the way, to the white folks who felt emotionally threatened by the title of this article, are you okay? Are you no longer nervous or scared? Are you, at least, a little bit relieved that the quantitative word ‘some’ is used, in caps no less, and that you’ve gotten some confirmation that the post is not about you?

If so, guess what? This is post IS about you and all your white brethren who crumble when reality bites you in the ass. And your nervousness and instant compulsion to defend the white race which will likely include racist rhetoric only drives the point home.

I don’t have the patience to deal with your crying. And there were a lot of rivers flooded with white tears for the past few days.

America is still dealing with the fallout from the Olympic robbery scandal. (Well, actually, there was no robbery. But there was a scandal.) U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being held up at bun point and robbed. The nation pretty much felt humiliated, and it was weatherman Al Roker who voiced his and the nation’s anger on an episode of NBC’s Today.

But not everyone shared his fury. Even though what he said was true about Lochte lying to everyone, NBC’s staff, most likely white, felt embarrassed, not at the swimmer, but at Roker’s quick rant!

You’ve read that right. NBC’s less embarrassed that an athlete representing this country destroyed property and covered it up by lying about getting robbed but is miffed about someone telling the truth about it. “How dare that n*gger talk about that talented swimmer!? He made a gotdamn mistake! It’s no big deal! That n*gger humiliated our network! He should be punished!”

That’s how it’s probably played out in their heads.

In other news, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem before a recent contest against the Green Bay Packers. Yep, he took a stand on behalf of black people’s lives by remain seated:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Admiral, right? Not to some (white) folks. To them, Kaepernick’s defiance infuriated them to KKK levels. He was no longer their idol or a respectful football star. The n-word started to appear all over Twitter by a mass of pissed off white people.

“How dare that n*gger not stand for the National Anthem! And his excuse why is bullshit! There’s no racism! Black people are their own damn problems! All lives matter! Stop blaming white people! I don’t like him anymore. Etc. Etc. Etc.” His former fans are probably saying something like that while burning his jersey.

Welp, here’s some more truths that will further crush their lily white worlds into dust. The National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner as it’s famously known, is really about celebrating slavery. If they were to do some research, and I know some of them refuse to because…thinking and feelings, they would know that the anthem is only one verse out of the entire song.

Here’s what’s known:

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Here’s what’s NOT known:

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
’Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

There it is in bold print.

So yeah, if you’re one of those fragile, sheltered whites, go ahead and lose your minds. Go ahead and continue to deny the realities all for the sake of not trying to feel or think. Your white tears are the enemies of moral reasoning. And those who know, which include awaken white folks who are also sick of your whiny bullshit, and aren’t afraid of dark truths could care less how hurt your precious morally bankrupt feelings are.

In the meantime, I have to deal with the sad fact that your tears are helping to drown black people.

Leslie Jones Attacked Online Again, Website Hacked By Trolls


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I’m sickened at the levels people sink to tear someone to pieces for hate sake. But I’m not surprised as that’s how this country does certain people who’s only ‘sins’ were not being born with white skin, a dick or a preference for the opposite sex, among other things. And in the cyber age, the attacks can come from lowly punks hiding behind computers and smart devices which can lead to real world pain and misery.

The Ghostbusters actress was targeted and harassed viciously online on Twitter by racist, misogynist trolls led by the urgings of alt-right ‘journalist’ and self-proclaimed ‘professional troll’ Milo Yiannopoulos who, among others, seemingly hated the all-female remake the most, and centered most of the hate towards Jones out of all the actors and personnel of the film for one obvious reason. I’ll let you guess what that is.

They did everything within the power of the social media site to dehumanize her, even posting doctored tweets to try to ruin her image. Even though many people saw through that, the damage was done.

Jones left Twitter, but returned shortly after. And the site permanently banned Yiannopoulos. But the trolls apparently still wanted to bring down the actress to satisfy their evilness. (Yes, I call it evil.)

Jones’ website was hacked. Nude photos, personal info were exposured. It was severe enough to shut down the site altogether.

No one should have to deal with this. Leslie Jones doesn’t deserve this. She did nothing wrong. She did nothing wrong to anyone. She’s a talented, admired black actress who starred in a re-imagined version of a beloved movie. And that was the reason racist dickheads want to bury her online through the use of misogynoir, the type of hatred directed at black women.

I honestly don’t have the words necessary to convey my feelings or thoughts on this latest attack on a talented black actress. Sure, you can say that this is just the internet and not reality. But being attacked on the internet can do real world harm. This shows that, without a shadow of a doubt, that racism and sexism are still serious contemporary problems.

For those who argue about the freedom to say whatever they want, you can save your breath, because with freedoms comes responsibility. And if you abuse your freedoms by being a total prick, expect consequences to follow, one way or another. And in the end, you will only have yourself to blame.

Quick Thoughts: The Olympic Robbery Scandal, A Cop Hits Man’s Daughter With His Motorcycle, Then Kills Man and More


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White privilege exists. There’s mounds of examples and evidence to prove that it. And yet, there are people, mostly white, who will deny it with a straight face. The need to deny that white privilege exists is as powerful as the urgency to proclaim that racism is no longer a problem in America. Even if and when evidence is presented, they will still rebuff until veins start popping. Yours and theirs. And yet, they would rather believe in the existence of Bigfoot, the Lock Ness Monster and angels.

The most obvious case of white privilege comes from a big story involving athletes at the Olympics, particularly one named Ryan Lochte who competed in the swimming event. Several days ago, Lochte reported that he and his friends, also swimmers, had been robbed at gunpoint by faceless men who spoke in a foreign language. Since the Olympics took place in Rio this year, people jumped to conclusions that the robbers were natives of the city. So, that meant that the suspects were likely men of color.

Only an investigation by Brazilian police concluded that the robbery was a lie. Lochte was actually involved with an altercation with a security guard after he damaged property at a petrol station. He has ‘apologized’ after the revelation came out and, along with the other swimmers involved, will face a disciplinary committee. But they already sparked (yet another) fiery conversation about white male privilege, especially comparing reactions between this and how they treated Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas who was vilified for not “showing proper patriotism” during the National Anthem while Lochte and his thugs were “just kids who were having fun and made a mistake“.

Never mind that those dudes were grown-ass men. A 12 year-old black child with a toy gun is viewed more as an adult while white men who vandalized property were “just kids”.

So, to any trolls lurking around this blog, tell me how this is anything but a full-on case of white privilege. Better yet, tell me how we need to “wait for more evidence”. Go ahead, I dare ya.

Tell me how we need to wait for until we know the whole story about the cop who ran down a little girl with his motorcycle and then murdered the girl’s father when he got upset and tried to help. Luckily, I heard that the girl is expected to survive. But not much is known about the incident. And I’m still searching for more about it.

But if anyone has more info, that’s NOT excerpted from a right wing news site vilifying the victims, please feel free to share it.

In news pertaining to white racists gone wild, a drunk white woman in a bikini was caught on video screaming racist obscenities at a group of black folks yelling, among several things, that Dr. Martin Luther King was a slut. (I guess it’s true that alcohol reveals one’s true self after all.) A white supremacist stabs a black man to supposedly defend police from the likes of Black Lives Matter. (Guess who he supports in the upcoming Presidential election. Go on. Guess.) And White Lives Matter activists protested outside the headquarters of the NAACP, Confederate flags in tow.

Yes, folks. We know white people loathe black folks enough to risk everything for the mere sake of letting the world know how much they hate black people one way or another. Whether it’s being caught on camera, sending a barrage of hate tweets and(or) leaving status messages which contain racist memes with the n-word appearing at least once usually grunting about how much they hate President Obama, in the age of social media, there are white folks who will vent their rage to the world even if it costs them their jobs, careers, families, friends and their very lives.