Michelle Obama calls out, nails, and destroys the sons and daughters of American White Privilege in one of the most insightful and poignant speeches ever given during a special event at the White House.
Her career was many things, and among them was perseverance.
Currently, 16 vaccines – some requiring multiple doses at specific ages and times – are recommended from birth to 18 years old. Some are required before entering public school.
It is virtually impossible to confer substantive, viable, and enforceable civil rights upon people whose basic human rights are not acknowledged and respected.
Her act of extraordinary courage and presence of mind has changed the course of world history and the nature of the conversation about police misconduct and the need for meaningful reforms in law enforcement.
Now, we are into another adjustment. We have to find out how to live together. We have been, “on a break”, as Ross and Rachel used to say, from the cast of “Friends.” Our break, however, hasn’t been romantic…
Meet the woman who is being credited with designing the COVID19 vaccine being produced and distributed by Moderna...
The older man at the beginning is powerful already. His concern is about the loss of power, and displaying the trappings of power helps to project it. The younger man is pursuing power...
The Highway patrolman came to the passenger side of the my vehicle. Miles was in the back seat. He motioned for me to put the window down.
While we were talking to mom, the daughter came running in with a kitchen knife. We spun toward the daughter.
And at the time Lincoln was singing that song of America, Jesse James was playing a different tune. And judging from James’s popularity, many Americans were listening to a different tune.
One night in Hollywood Division I had to work with an officer that I really didn’t like. This guy was the cliche’d stereotype of what everyone hates about police.
Walking down those narrow, shadowy streets, past widows that slid open and closed horizontally rather than vertically, my mind tormented me
[T]here is professionalism among police officers. There are agencies which have higher standards than others. The criticisms I hear lately are moronic.
I have had few experiences with government services since my time in the Marines, so my impressions of them basically remained from that time. Well, things have changed, and not for the better
All Connecticut high schools will be required to offer an elective course in African American, Puerto Rican and Latino history by 2022....
Both men wanted the same thing: socioeconomic equality for Blacks in America, but based on their experiences, they formed two contrasting opinions on how to get there.
"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection." ----MLK
Many Republicans had become so crazed and incensed over the mere thought of a black man in the White House that they had literally lost their minds to the notion that: "If they'll elect a black man, they'll elect me too!"
"If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
On 10 June 1896, Alfred applied for a patent on his invention. He was awarded patent 576,395 on 2 February 1897.
I keep wondering why the Capitol Police did not open fire on the rioters when they breached the perimeter. That is the standard operating procedure in such situations but as far as I have been able to determine, only one shot was fired, killing a rioter.
I had the good fortune of meeting and getting to know the woman in the photo. When I was a teenager she came to visit when my Dad was in the hospital with colon cancer.
The contagion is the most troubling aspect of this problem because it limits our strengths and exacerbates our weaknesses. Our strengths include working together, as the invention of civilization intended. Our relevant weakness is the mere act of being together is part of the problem with contagion, and irritates what we dislike and mistrust about each other
Why I don't trust anything coming from the government re medicine and medical treatment regarding black people...
Let’s say there are two friends or associates across different cultural backgrounds who either work together or just enjoy one another’s company. And, within an ordinary course of events, one friend describes to the other a third association who is inarguably racist.
We gathered for the wedding on a private island where TJ and Janie had another home. At the center of this island community is yet another golf course, and yet another club. Clubs are at the center of TJ and Janie’s life.
That headspace didn’t exist like that when I was 13. It was all dancing on the grass in front of anybody...in a speedo. By the time I was 21, I could low crawl up to you in the dark, grab you from behind and slit your throat, without you hearing a sound.
It wasn't until the early 60's that there appeared to be a seismic shift in political party affiliation from Republican to Democratic in the black community nationally...
What’s so American about that is precisely that it’s ordinary.
That is what the unseen experience is like in the US, and why it is so clever to have commentary with a horror theme. It fits for the unseen and the unheard.
I am naturally curious about people, so I have logged lots of useless information, just as a preoccupation. In all of that time, and through all of those trials, the only thing as slippery as the subject of weight is racism.
What happens after an alcoholic or addict reaches bottom is they start to develop new habits and priorities that will help them remain clean and get prosperous. That’s exactly what I expect to happen to the United States.
Police work is directly analogous as an outsider status to being Black in America. Crazy assumptions about psychological motivations exist in ways, even among open-minded liberals, which would be condemned if the subject involved ethnicity or religion. Generalities which could not apply to a group so large are taken for granted. At 25, this curiosity was fascinating. At 56, it is exhausting.
And everyone who teaches about slavery knows a little dirty secret that reveals historians’ collective failure: many African-American students struggle with a sense of shame that most of their ancestors could not escape the suffering they experienced.
The funny thing about being a kid is that it is like a hobby. All the kid things are fascinating to the kid, but they gradually fall away.
We hope that you continue thinking about the consequences of what you have wrought and come back to the table soon with real change.
It's about time!
Zuckerberg has become the poster boy for those who would argue in favor of internet accountability and regulatory intervention.
In other words, what defensively repulsed you at age 5 most likely will seem or be repulsive at age 50.
If allowed to do so, white folks will place all of the blame for systemic racism on the racism that is extant in law enforcement and policing.
“Activism doesn’t change the dictionary,” he said. “Activism changes the language.”
White Americans have been forced to see themselves and their hypocrisy in a way that runs contrary to everything they've been taught to believe about themselves and the country they live in.
And although these conversations have been rather one sided, as a typical human conversation goes, Rocky actually has contributed quite a lot.
Which, if any, of these awards should be given to Darnella Frazier for her cell phone video of the murder of George Floyd?
Humans are not quite the advanced creatures that I thought we were when I was a child. Humanity has a huge PR machine that gives an inflated view of what a human is or is capable of.
Here is what I think will happen if that does happen. First, you have to consider that there is a demand for security. There always has been, and there always will be? Do we agree there?
This feels really different, so I searched myself for why. I wondered if it was because I have become accustomed to this tragic aspect of our society.
If your answer is no, and you think my questions are ridiculous, then you may be beginning to get the picture. Human life is more important than any symbol...
The detective arrived after about 20 or 30 minutes. He asked me what I thought happened. I told him basically what I told you, with a few more details that would not be interesting to you.
Bandages, beans, and bullets can get very expensive, but most expensive is the human resource. To fight a war, a nation needs live bodies, and the coalition of the willing provided more in terms of public relations than actual fighters.
I think we all know that our government is setting us up for the “Melvin.” A President was impeached, and the US Senate would not even allow evidence or witnesses at the trial. We have probably been in a failed state for quite a while
Both George Floyd and the cop who killed him worked security at the same nightclub
Let’s say there were four lanes on the expressway to pass under the bridge. If my uncle John was one of the drivers, there would be five cars shoulder to shoulder aiming for the four spots
In order to form a more perfect union...
Bing bing, bong, bing bing...
WE ARE ALL AWARE THAT SOMETHING HAS GONE TERRIBLY WRONG WITH OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR MEDIA, OUR RELIGIONS, AND, INDEED, WITH OUR CULTURE AND OUR CIVILIZATION. Bob Dylan put it this way back in 1965:"Because something is happening here but you don't know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones?"
So, Kyle Larson, NASCAR driver in one of these meaningless...yet televised...virtual races, gets online and asks if he can be heard. Presumably he determined that he could not be heard, then he said...
My skin was burning. I clasped them together, and rolled my right hand over to expose the palm, and rubbed my left thumb over my palm. My hands are burning from all of the extra hand washing in our “Silent Spring” of “Social Distancing.”
The difference between these two incidents was that, in Poway, California, there actually was a “good guy with a gun” in the synagogue…but the shooting
You would be in rather poor company.
A Fetus' Gun Rights
She wrapped the body in linen.
Cash only, please.
What we have now.
What is he not willing to release?
Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro....
As to the fingerprints, the police said, "Don't you worry at all, sir, I'm sure they'll all..."
No Legitimate Place
A New Person, Free
Interrogate the text.
A Clear Line of Sight
I could easily vote for....
Whatever else Vietnam did, whatever else the murdering of young, civilian protesters at Jackson State and at Kent State did, they tended to undermine many in my generation's willingness to gauge and engage foreign policy issues, particularly military ones, with enough subtlety, nuance, and healthy skepticism.
Never give up.
Imagine my surprise....
A New Low for Eagles Fans
Many of us don't know and many do not wish to know.
Fascism never ends of itself; it must be taken down.
...revealing nothing more meaningful than fear....
A vigilant citizenry is the most important mechanism in the process of maintaining the safety and security of the people of any nation or state. This article is about precisely how citizens can serve as the eyes and ears of a vigilant society.
The "Abortion-Reversal" Fraud is But One Religious-Right Scam.
"The technology is really very sound."
Your Latte to GO....
A Brick to His Head
Why the history of celibacy matters now....
Don't Burn, Baby, Burn....
Dragging us Back
These people are the War on Women.
We must have uniform national educational standards.
Get out while you can.
Were Dr Kinsey still around....
That was a close call.
"Is there a marijuana problem on this campus?"
A few choice words from an Austrian immigrant who struck it rich in America.