J. Cole: The False Prophet

COVID-19 happened, and the outsoken lyricist J. Cole from North Carolina went mute. With Chicago activist-rapper named Noname questioning his whereabouts during the struggle, Cole responded with ”Snow on the Bluff.”

To the Anti-Looters: Shut Up

by Jermaine Reed Anti-looters, please shut up. This is not a defense of looting; Rather, this is a chiding of those condemning what they have denigrated as ”looters.” A common argument I am hearing is, what happened to George Floyd was wrong, but looting has no place in this. Another argument is that Black peopleContinue reading “To the Anti-Looters: Shut Up”

BREAKING: Another Mass Shooting, 3 Dead in Arizona

By Jermaine Reed According to AZCentral, 20-year-old Armando Hernandez Jr. killed three people in a random shooting in Arizona’s Westgate Entertainment District. Hernandez allegedly filmed himself on Snapchat as drunk beer on the way and referred to himself as ”The West Gate Shooter.” In the parking lot, he surrendered after police confronted him while heContinue reading “BREAKING: Another Mass Shooting, 3 Dead in Arizona”

A Child’s Murder Goes Unsolved: A Chicago Thing

In 2015, after 2-year-old Kyrian Knox’s dismembered body was found in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood, the city was stunned. The ensuing manhunt led to the arrest of Kamel Harris, a Chicago caretaker. With seemingly no evidence tying Harris to the crime, police and prosecutors forged ahead in charging Harris. Last year, Harris was fully aquittedContinue reading “A Child’s Murder Goes Unsolved: A Chicago Thing”

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape

Today, renowned movie producer and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape for performing oral sex on Miriam Haley in 2006. The charge carries 5-25 years. He was also convicted of assaulting an unnamed woman as well. He was found not guilty of predatory sexual assault which carries life in prison. The #MeTooContinue reading “Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape”

Feel the Bern: Capitalism v. Socialism

Bernie Sanders is the answer that both establishment Republicans and Democrats fear. During this primary season, Bernie has been winning. Most recently, he took Nevada with nearly 50 percent of voters choosing him. Still, with his so-called “socialist” views, his critics accuse of him of wanting to rob the hard working rich and give theirContinue reading “Feel the Bern: Capitalism v. Socialism”

Amber Guyger, Joshua Brown and the Thickening Plot

Days after testifying against murderous white former cop Amber Guyger in her trial for her slaying of innocent Black man Botham Jean in his own home, Joshua Brown was gunned down. So far, no one is in custody for the slaying of the witness who was also Botham Jean’s neighbor. This is how forgiveness iaContinue reading “Amber Guyger, Joshua Brown and the Thickening Plot”

Amber Guyger Got Away With Murder

Much as I predicted, the Dallas, TX, white former cop Amber Guyger who murdered an innocent, unarmed Black man named Botham Jean in coldblood in his home allegedly thinking she was in her own home has been sentenced to just 10 years in prison. To put this in perspective, the girl who licked the iceContinue reading “Amber Guyger Got Away With Murder”

Ex-Officer Amber Guyger Found Guilty: The Quiet Before the Storm

Today, a jury unanimously decided former officer Amber Guyger had committed murder when she killed an innocent unarmed Black man inside his own home, supposedly believing it was her home. Ironically, she claimed self-defense. After instances such as LaQuan McDonald and Philando Castille, I am a pessimist. Black lives in this country are undervalued inContinue reading “Ex-Officer Amber Guyger Found Guilty: The Quiet Before the Storm”