Encountering Anti-Semitism in Squirrel Hill America Network executives interrupted the A.M. Joy show Saturday morning on MSNBC. The special report informed us of an active shooter loose in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburg. A deranged anti-Semitic man executed 11 worshipers and injured a half a dozen others at the Tree […]Read More What Becomes of Broken Hearted?
Kemp and his “Big Lie” Republican Mob Trying to Steal Election The president has created an atmosphere of lawlessness in this country that has emboldened other politicians in power to act against long established precedents and protocols. In many cases what they are doing is illegal and hostile to the rule of law. But let […]Read More Stacey Abram’s Raison d’etre/Brian Kemp’s Vigilantism
The year was around 1983. We all anxiously awaited the arrival of funny man, Bill Cosby, to enter our public access television studio, owned at the time by Cable Atlanta, the predecessor of Comcast. The studio, located at 10th and West Peachtree Street was the old home of Ted Turner’s first superstation, TBS. Then he […]Read More Graham: “Kavanaugh is No Bill Cosby”?
Who the hell do the 11 white men who are the Republican members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee think they are? Do they believe they are so all-powerful that they can ignore the desires of the American people, 38 percent of whom don’t support Brett Kavanaugh’s promotion to the Supreme Court in the first […]Read More By Any Means Necessary: Public Rape of Professor Blasey Ford By Republicans
Dear Naje I can’t tell you about the sorrow and deep regret I felt when you told me you had just been called a nigger. We were just about ready to leave to meet you for dinner at the home of a friend when we received a phone call. It was you, crying, emotional, a […]Read More On Being Called “Nigger”: Open Letter to Naje
This week I wrote about the black girl magic alive among the women of color top tennis players in the world. Today we witnessed the most bizarre of US Opens in recent history. First, Naomi Osaka outplayed Serena throughout the match, most of the time looking like Serena of past times. Serving over 70 percent […]Read More The Magic Ends: Serena is not a thief
After a week of watching with amazement Brett Kavanaugh avoid answering important questions regarding his true positions on racial profiling, Roe v. Wade, and the limits of power of our nation’s chief executive, it was quite refreshing Thursday evening to turn off CNN and MSNBC and sink into my sofa and watch tennis’ Black women […]Read More Politics of Tennis’ Black Girls Magic