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”

Do Not Tell My People to Calm Down, Minnesota

From the serenity of my home office that doubles as my middle daughter’s bedroom, I write this at one of the most trying times this nation has ever faced. With COVID-19 testing the boundaries of our sanity as a whole, the racial tensions that have defined this country since its inception have come to aContinue reading “Do Not Tell My People to Calm Down, Minnesota”