I Went To a Trump Rally Pretending To Be a Supporter: Here’s What Happened

The atmosphere in that arena triggered my black fight-or-flight response. You know what sounds like a good idea for black history month? Going to a Trump rally. My dad was the one who initially suggested that we go. I wasn’t interested at first, but going presented a unique opportunity. You see, like many leftists and […]

“Stop and Frisk” Cannot Be Apologized For

“Stop and Frisk” cannot be explained away by Mike Bloomberg as an ‘oops, my bad’, here’s why. On February 13, 2020, Michael Bloomberg issued an ‘apology’ for “Stop-and-Frisk” saying: “There is one aspect of approach that I deeply regret, the abuse of police practice called stop and frisk. I defended it, looking back, for too long because […]

Donald Trump Was Full of Sh*t In His State of the Union Address

Unsplash — Annie Spratt I’ve been writing about my distaste for Donald J. Trump since I was 15 years old, just in covering the basics of his racism, sexism, sexual assault allegations, and xenophobia, among other things. But watching his 2020 State of the Union address reignited the intense irritation I’ve always felt towards his political […]

Nancy Pelosi’s Faux Outrage

I wouldn’t have a problem with these displays of distaste towards Trump if they felt like more than “memable” moments. She ripped up a speech- big woop. She clapped in a weird way. Okay. White “liberal” politicians have to do the absolute bare minimum to be seen as “owning” Trump. Are we forgetting Pelosi’s voting […]

Don’t Forget: The FBI Wanted Martin Luther King Jr. To Kill Himself

Photo Source: BBC Radio 4 Today at 4:01 am PST, the FBI’s official Twitter account posted a tweet commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King JR. The same FBI that sent a letter to Dr. King while he was alive trying to convince him to kill himself? That FBI? Source: New York Times […]

You Are Your Politics

Jeremy Bishop — Unsplash “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” — Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton on April 22, 1800 After the 2016 election, social media was akin to the desert wasteland from Mad Max- a hostile, apocalyptic environment, and every man is for […]

Trump: How In The Hell Has He Gotten This Far?

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally posted on October 1, 2016] Donald Trump. Anytime anyone utters his name, I have one of four reactions. Anger Disgust Panic Sadness   I mean he’s a racist, misogynistic, dim-witted, xenophobic, hypocritical asshole but ya know…AT LEAST HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS…right? Here are 11 reasons why you’re apart […]