The US-based economists Felipe Goncalves and Steven Mello have both had the police give them a break. It gave them a brilliant idea for uncovering racial bias in policing. Both Goncalves and Mello had been stopped for driving above the speed limit, and when a police officer wrote their ticket, it was for less than… via… Continue reading Ya Don’t Say
So the Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas. The Raiders are not my team so I’m not very interested in what they do. I don’t care for Las Vegas so I don’t have much concern about what happens there. But I don’t think this move to Vegas is a good idea. And I don’t think… Continue reading The Las Vegas Raiders
Last Sunday afternoon I stopped at a gas station for a drink. A tired looking Black man, in his late forties to early fifties, was standing outside the gas station. I could tell he was a pan handler because he was waiting outside the building watching people come and go. I parked my car in front… Continue reading Who do Black Men Value?
Sigh. Gospel singer Kim Burrell has been trending on Facebook for two days. She was giving a sermon in a church and said something about a perverted homosexual spirit. Someone recorded it and the video circulated around social media. A lot of people became enraged and called her comments hate speech. Celebrities, including gospel singers… Continue reading When Christians Act Like Christians Part II
Hey there everyone. It’s the second day of 2017. We made it to a new year. 2016 was a difficult year for a lot of people. Several celebrities that meant a lot to their fans died and the United States survived a long, brutal election and settled on electing a troll for president. It was… Continue reading 2016
This election, 6.1 million Americans were unable to vote because of their criminal convictions. Many US citizens consider the right to vote one of our most fundamental–we fought a war over representation, after all—but they do not realize that a felony conviction, in many states, can cause a citizen to lose that fundamental right, even… via… Continue reading Barring felons from voting sounds tough on crime, but it’s quietly destroying American communities — Quartz
It’s all over now and for that I am grateful. The nearly two year presidential campaign has finally come to an end and America elected the flesh and blood version of a cartoon villain as our new president. I honestly didn’t think that was going to happen and I still don’t understand why it happened. But I’ve… Continue reading Heartbreak 2016