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Time for an Emmett Till Photo In 2019

Nothing is going to change despite the multiple mass murders due to high powered weapons. The country is numb. The NRA is still in control. What could turn the tide? In 1955, the mother of Emmett Till allowed photographs of her murdered son appear in the media. She wanted the world to see what happened to her child. It helped energize the modern Civil Rights movement. Perhaps a photograph of a person slain by a high capacity or other high powered weapon would force a change. Maybe the country would still remain unchanged in forcing changes in gun laws.

It’s Juneteenth and a White Nationalist is President

DC and countless cities across America have many events that are open to the public for Juneteenth and it’s great to see new people join those events, but we cannot embrace the celebration and overlook the continued struggle. Cookouts, celebration, and community are great, but Juneteenth should prompt profound questions about American identity and what is required to build an equitable society. 

Adam Serwer Writes About the American Creed

Black Americans did not abandon liberal democracy because of slavery, Jim Crow, and the systematic destruction of whatever wealth they managed to accumulate; instead they took up arms in two world wars to defend it. Japanese Americans did not reject liberal democracy because of internment or the racist humiliation of Asian exclusion; they risked life and limb to preserve it.

Movie Commemorating Mother Emmanuel Terrorist Attack Debuts Today

On the evening of June 17, 2015, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof marched into what was typically thought to be the purest form of sanctuary—a church—and terrorized a group of black worshippers. Nine people, including senior pastor and South Carolina State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel L. Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson were murdered that evening.

Ilhan Omar and Jan Schakowsy Pen Op-Ed on the Dangers Posed by White Supremacists

Ilham Omara and Jackie Schakowsky, two members of the House co-authored an Op-Ed warning of the dangers of white supremacists.

The group that represents a clear and present danger to the United States of America. There is no organized effort to fight this treat.

White supremacists have infiltrated police departments 

Proposition Joe

Proposition Joe was one of the characters of the HBO series “The Wire”. Proposition Joe would always try to appease  the opposition. Proposition Joe predictably took a dirt nap when he was no longer useful to his rivals.

Proposition Joe came to mind when I heard Joe Biden tell us how Republicans would come to their senses and work across the aisle once Trump was out of office. Did Biden not take notice of what Republicans did before Trump was in office?

The Central Park Five on Stage and Screen

The story of the Central Park Five is coming to the stage at the Long Beach Opera.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Even before he became president, Donald J. Trump was a character in the opera Anthony Davis was writing about racism and injustice, “The Central Park Five.” But the role grew as the piece was reworked for its premiere in June at Long Beach Opera.

On Disagreeing With Conservatives

A recent episode of Seth Meyer’s show featured Meghan McCain as a guest. Myers challenged McCain’s view that Representative Omar was anti-Semitic. Myers pointed out that Omar apologized for her insensitive comments about Israel. McCain maintained her position and asked Myers if he was Omar’s publicist.

McCain’s husband who runs the Conservative website took to attack Meyers

Mark Meadows’ Black Friend

One of the low points of Michael Cohen’s open testimony to the House was when Mark Meadows trotted out Black Republican Lynn Patton as proof that Trump could not be racist because a lack woman would not work for a racist. Patton stood mute. Rep. Rashida Tlaib was outspoken about calling Meadow’s use of a black woman as a prop was a racist act. The WaPo notes that because Meadow’s went into his wounded white boy “How dare you call me a racist” act, people of color on the committee had to placate his feelings.

here’s what happened:


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