Documents Show Racist Cops In Dothan, Alabama Framed Black Men For Years

A story coming out of Alabama which has been published by the Henry County Report is deeply disturbing. According to the publication, police officers in the city of Dothan, Alabama have framed black residents for gun and drug crimes – then covered it up at the highest levels possible. This isn’t a case of officers failing […]

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Is More than One Sentence Long

If you ask conservatives, the entirety of Dr. King’s legacy falls down to this passage: “I have a dream that little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” It is all they know, and they use […]

11 Rules for New Anti-Racist Allies

Following in the wake of news of the tragic deaths of a rash of young black lives under the police and then the release of those police from any sense of accountability, the conscience of a nation is starting to arise. Many new people are joining anti-racist marches, are sharing tweets and Facebook posts about […]

One Month After Ferguson, What Can We Do?

If you’re like myself, you’ve been looking at the screen the last month with mounting dread, anxiety, resignation, and finally hopelessness – fearful for the state of a humanity crushed under the weight of not just oppressive and manipulative corporations with dollar signs as their function, but a state power seemingly determined to keep things […]

Chicago Gun Violence Myths 3: Arrest the Druggies!

Rahm Emanuel was notably absent from a vigil for 11 year old Shamiya Adams, shot in an apartment during a sleepover with friends this weekend in Garfield Park, Chicago. T0 be frank, I can understand him not wanting to go; residents are restless and they blame Rahm for much of the violence. I can also […]

Ripping Apart the Chicago Gun Violence Myths, Part 1: Racism

It seems that whenever there’s a spate of new gun violence in Chicago, automatically every person who has ever heard of the city yet never lived here – let alone in the neighborhoods where these shootings are predominately happening – calls for more blood and/or becomes an expert on what’s wrong in my city. The Wall […]

Joe Walsh: Obama Doesn’t Understand or Like America

The other day, Joe Walsh, the ousted former Tea Party/deadbeat dad congressman from Chicagoland’s North Shore area tweeted: Obama doesn’t understand or even like America. Every day he creates chaos and dependency. What does it say about us that we elected him? I want to look at this for a few reasons. One being that […]