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Gangster rap and the slave mindset

September 17, 2020

African Americans, how many of you have been stared down and frowned at by an African American who you didn’t know? African Americans, do you often tense up when you see another African American walking toward you? Be honest in your next answer. How many of you African Americans feel they are treated worse by… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Commissioner said she faced racism, received threats on the job

September 10, 2020

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik said she faced racism, toxicity and received threats during her time as Milwaukee Health Commissioner. “It’s one thing to get into a position, it’s another thing to be supported in the position and it’s another thing to be able to bring in other people so that you’re not the one and only,”… [Read More]

Blake/Rice/Rittenhouse shootings: What is wrong with this picture?

September 3, 2020

After three days of protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake (lower, left and right photos) in Kenosha, WI, things had remained relatively peaceful (with the exception of some outside looters and rioters). That is until the night of Tuesday, August 25, 2020, when things turned deadly after Kyle Rittenhouse (right photo), 17, engaged in… [Read More]

Now is NOT the time for photo ops

September 3, 2020

By Gwen Moore Much was said during the Republican National Convention by Republicans three and a half years ago. But the more I listened to all that talk, all those speeches, I felt like I must be living in a dream because the actions we’ve born witness to and continue to suffer from since Donald… [Read More]

A tactical wartime education

September 3, 2020

Another atrocity takes place in the USA. An African American male is brutalized in some fashion by the police. This script has gotten old. This time the deed took place in Kenosha, WI. Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police. Do you see a pattern here? How many of these stories… [Read More]

The NBA to the rescue

August 27, 2020

COVID-19 has paralyzed the world. Many countries have issued lockdown orders and forced citizens to stay in their homes. In the USA the lockdowns have crippled businesses across the country. COVID-based restrictions has forced many school districts to adopt virtual learning platforms. The NBA has come to the rescue just when it seemed the wheels… [Read More]

We are WINCONSIN!

August 20, 2020

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) We learned our lesson in 2016, my friends. So I challenge all of us this November to turn our proud Wisconsin into a solid blue WINCONSIN! Reflecting back to November of 2016 is painful for all of us. What we’ve endured for over three and a half years since –… [Read More]

The crime of sameness

August 13, 2020

In the USA today there is a miasma that has affected the entire culture of the country. I am not talking about COVID 19. Look around you at the people of the two major groupings in the US, white and black. Do you notice how there seems to be a similarity in how they dress,… [Read More]

Persevere

August 13, 2020

The last few months have been a very difficult time for so many of us. I repeat here this “Request for Transfer” by an unknown author that has gotten me through some dark times when I’ve wanted to give up. I wanted to share it to help keep spurring us forward today. “Request for Transfer”… [Read More]

Presidential candidates must earn our vote

August 13, 2020

Presidential candidates have traditionally taken the Black vote for granted. True, urban communities have overwhelmingly voted for the candidates who best understand our lived experience. But party leadership has increasingly been losing touch with our reality. Democratic leaders need to hear from us that yes, many of us support a progressive platform that calls for… [Read More]