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Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 15
Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
SensibleShoes 05/21/2015 95
2006 FBI Report on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement: You Will Be Assimilated
And so it goes. Same as it ever was. And I'm not simply talking about police officers getting away with killing (mostly) young black men but the incessant nitpicking of each and every case ...
Chitown Kev 05/21/2015 41
In Defense of Shaun King
Let's begin by being honest. Shaun King is a polarizing figure. He has a very specific point of view when it comes to American police forces and their dealings with African Americans, and he is ...
Steven D 05/21/2015 810
It's Good to be the White.
It's a good thing to be White In America, because you get to do things that other people could only dream of getting away with and go on living to tell the tale. If you're white you can stand ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/21/2015 23
Ken Burns Commencement Speech-line On #BlackLivesmatter Gets Huge Applause In One for the Ages
Today in Ferguson 150 years after the Civil War we see "ghastly remnants of our great shame emerging still"/Lincoln warned of "national suicide" if we neglect to be a "nation of freemen"/Mark Twain'...
thirty three and a third 05/20/2015 45
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. It is necessary in ...
cfk 05/20/2015 142
CNN Discussion on Waco "Thugs" yet again shows we may have "Cop Problems" more than "Black Problems"
In the following clip from CNN in a discussion of how different the Police and media response has been to the mass murder spree and shootout by Waco Biker Gangs, contrasted to not just the so-called "
Frank Vyan Walton 05/20/2015 18
Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
Limelite 05/20/2015 62
Hey Clinton Campaign, keep on ignoring Beltway Media
Why even bother? Well, you guys went ahead and did a press avail, and ...
brooklynbadboy 05/20/2015 266
New Freddie Gray Video: He Didn't Move When Shackled
According to Baltimore police, Freddie Gray was “irate” in a transport van after his arrest and they had to restrain him. However, that account is being challenged with the release by The ...
Desi 05/20/2015 8
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
Kit RMP 05/19/2015 10
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
I still tear up every time I watch this video. But even then, we knew that it was not enough. Far from it. Is "Black Leadership" Enough? Not For These Young Adults by Chitown Kev Like many other ...
Black Kos 05/19/2015 111
The words of Malcolm X speaking on police brutality are eerily and disappointingly relevant today
Malcolm X speaking in Los Angeles on police brutality On April 27, 1962, the LAPD murdered Brother Ronald Stokes , a friend of ...
Shaun King 05/19/2015 31
Grayson: 'Golddiggers gotta dig'
Hes got 99 problems but...
brooklynbadboy 05/19/2015 9
Anybody want to guess what Texas' solution to biker gang wars will be?
NRA fantasy Texan. Yep. You got it. More Guns .
brooklynbadboy 05/18/2015 43
Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
Susan Grigsby 05/18/2015 8
Beauteous Maidens
The mainstay of fairy tales and most romances, feminine beauty in this sort of literature is usually raised to incredible (and incredulous) heights as synonymous with virtue, goodness and truth. In,
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/18/2015 3
Brave Houston Lawyer Fights Injustice, Inspires My Moral Bucket List
A little more than a month ago, vaunted New York Times author David Brooks wrote an introspective piece entitled The Moral Bucket List . In that space, a typically pensive Brooks reflected on ...
Grizzard 05/18/2015 8
Must read economics books: On value and values
For a recent project, I’ve been researching organizations and values within organizations. I happened to come across On Value and Values by Douglas K. Smith because of the following quote: For ...
akadjian 05/18/2015 56
I'd rather be us than them
There's going to be about a dozen Republican presidential candidates next year, and this is a fortunate development for Democrats. Given the circumstances, normally this would be a favorable time ...
brooklynbadboy 05/17/2015 101
Rev. Barber & The Great American Lawsuit Against NC Voter Suppression - Of/By/For The People
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former Netroots speaker and founder of Moral Mondays, along with Forward Together and the NC NAACP, released a new date for ...
Leslie Salzillo 05/17/2015 25
The TPP will pass unless progressives make compelling case that touches lives of Americans
A few weeks ago the question was What game is Obama playing with the TPP? A bargain? A ruse? . That question is yet to be answered. After all, should the American worker fear a ...
Egberto Willies 05/17/2015 304
Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/17/2015 218
STOP Trying to Make the GOP Look Bad
... and START making the democratic party look good to progressive voters, Labor, etc.. Any _ideas_ on how to make that happen?
Superpole 05/17/2015 38
Bill Maher: Liberals let old white people run the country
Bill Maher discussed Bill de Blasio's liberal Contract with America known as " The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality ." The panel included Heather McGhee, president of Demos, and ...
Egberto Willies 05/17/2015 105
Medieval Studies Rewind: I'm Still A Gal in Kalamazoo
Tonight, I come to you from the past. Partially this is due to where I am: the Kalamazoo Medieval Studies Congress at Western Michigan University. This annual conference, which brings together ...
Ellid 05/16/2015 17
An Approached to E. M. Forster
Or How Classical Liberals Became Socialists Disclaimer: I am one of those people who knows a little bit about a lot of stuff, but who is not an expert at anything. I hope you forgive me if I and ...
se portland 05/16/2015 3
Bill Maher: We are not a serious people and why the British accent is dangerous
Bill Maher asks why Americans won't take things seriously unless it is delivered with a British accent. He points out that in many movies where neither the actors nor the subject has anything to ...
Egberto Willies 05/16/2015 45
The Great Symmetry
My science fiction novel The Great Symmetry is now out in the world. The intro has a brief description of the book, while the main diary has some philosophy and personal observations. In the ...
James Wells 05/15/2015 45
Shanesha Taylor: No original plea deal exists, so why were charges re-filed during negotiations
I do have much to say before I know the ramifications of today’s sentencing hearing about unprofessional media coverage and distortion of facts that embarrass me as a journalist/editorialist/...
rightor1 05/15/2015 4
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Benjamin T. Montgomery (1819–1877) was an influential African-American inventor, landowner, and freedman. Ben ...
Black Kos 05/15/2015 118
Books in My Life--The Printed Word as Anodyne
Good morning, readers and book lovers! Guess what, we were going to have a good old American breakfast at the Country Kitchen down the road from where I live, but the line of people waiting to get ...
Diana in NoVa 05/15/2015 43
Guardian: Chicago filmmaker alleges sexual assault at CPD Homan Square "black site"
The Guardian is reporting that a local Chicago filmmaker, Angel Perez, was interrogated and sexually assaulted at the Chicago Police Department's Homan Square "black site" in October 2012. (Warning:
Chitown Kev 05/15/2015 31
B.B. King 1925 - 2015
(photo credit: Annie Leibovitz) From AP , via The Washington Post : VEGAS — ‘King of the Blues’ legend B.B. King dead in Las Vegas at age 89, his attorney says. http://www....
ericlewis0 05/14/2015 119
Jon Stewart takes down Fox News on denial they stereotype the poor
Egberto Willies 05/14/2015 31
Write On! How to make time pass.
Hello, writers. One of the little tricks a writer has to learn is how to make time pass. In a story, that is. An author at a retreat I attended last year made a throwaway comment in conversation: “
SensibleShoes 05/14/2015 42
Florida Prosecutors Clear Officer who Shot Boy with Down Syndrome Despite Video
The Palm Beach Deputy in this shooting, Jason Franqui, claimed he feared for his life because 17-year-old Jeremy Hutton who suffered from Down-Syndrome tried to "run him down" with the mini-van he'd ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/14/2015 14
Self-publishing 101: The Kübler-Ross Stages of Editing
There are no gatekeepers any more. Your opus can be free in the world, its fate determined by merit and your skill and level of effort getting the word out. You can do this. Just be prepared to ...
James Wells 05/14/2015 33
Stop, keep your eyes on Alan Grayson, step back slowly
Rep. Alan ...
brooklynbadboy 05/13/2015 106
Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Great Reading Quest
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. "Out of the night, ...
cfk 05/13/2015 104
The absent black father myth—debunked by CDC
We've been told, quite frequently and repeatedly that the problems in the black community that we've seen in Ferguson and Baltimore recently are not the fault of biased, paramilitary, paranoid and ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/13/2015 101
Do Racists Seriously Not Know They’re Racist? (Update)
My apologies in advance for the “old news,” but yes, it’s still bothering me – and I have a question. I haven’t diaried in years, but I saw a clip a couple mornings ago which bothered me ...
sricki 05/13/2015 134
Spot In My Eye (Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left)
Spot in my eye, rolling in black water, fumbling for an object in a dark house. What I've seen past the spot might be better. Worrisome blind blur allows no ease. Pry-bar touches ribs, dig your ...
ruleoflaw 05/12/2015 5
Conservative Going Blind, Defied Obamacare Mandate, Failed by GOP blocking Medicaid - Blames Obama
I've seen this reported both by TalkingPointsMemo and Rawstory and I think it's a classic case of a Conservative Sabotaging themselves, then being secondarily sabotaged by an uncaring Conservative ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/12/2015 187
Billionaires don't like de Blasio, so screw schoolchildren
The New York Times, in piece flowing with condescension for the lower classes, reports that billionaires who once gave charity funds to New York's Fund for Public Schools, have decided they aren't ...
brooklynbadboy 05/12/2015 24
Three fingers are pointing back at delusional conservatives
It was early in the morning. The morning blog post was not yet written. Some ideas and even some videos had already been processed on several current issues including presidential candidates ...
Egberto Willies 05/10/2015 86
This congresswoman and terrorism expert got it right on Chris Matthews
Egberto Willies 05/10/2015 11
Guess who else is shipping our jobs overseas?
You are. That's right, YOU, the American consumer. Because you just go out and buy gobs and gobs of shit and you don't give a damn if its made here or not. And because you do that, there is ...
brooklynbadboy 05/10/2015 595
Bill Maher to Texans: ‘You are the White Somalia’
Egberto Willies 05/09/2015 268

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